‘Machines’ Archive

Windows Focus Rikard Edgren No Comments

That applications have focus on the right place is essential to a good user experience. You have to trust that pressing Del on keyboard will have the intended effect. Problems with this is very common, at least on Windows, and especially in applications with dialogs and panels and stuff of different types. Addressing symptoms agressively […]

Scripted Testing: Filling out templates Henrik Emilsson 5 Comments

I saw an interesting interview with Rob Sabourin today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRXdaN7gkY  (Thanks for the tip, Jon Bach!) One thing he says in this video is: “… There are a lot of template junkies out there. [Testers are]  filling out templates and not actually testing. That frustrates testers…” Hey, isn’t this the same thing that happens in strictly scripted testing […]

EuroSTAR Test Lab Apprentices Henrik Emilsson 7 Comments

Last week, me and Martin won the competition “The EuroSTAR Test Lab Apprentices”! Read more at: http://www.eurostarconferences.com/delegates/the-test-lab-apprentice.aspx See you in the Test Lab in Copenhagen! Cheers, Henrik & Martin

Rage against the machine Henrik Emilsson 5 Comments

As a user of Facebook I feel really helpless when nothing works as it should (as was the case with the latest GUI-update). Posts were stochastically shown in the feed and a lot of errors occurred in various situations. A lot (all?) of my friends on Facebook experienced the same problems. When there are lots […]

Vancouver 2010 Biathlon Software Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

As a Swede, the winter Olympics are fun to watch. Most sports aren’t spread across the globe, so we have chances for medals. One of the most exciting events are the Biathlon, and perhaps it was a reaction to disappointing results for the Swedish ladies, but I got really upset at the software: The numbers […]

New tool – WordFreq Martin Jansson 3 Comments

A disclaimer… I am no developer, but I have developed a tool. As I develop I have the mindset of a developer, not the tester. I have done lots of mistakes, intentionally not implemented good/needed things and considered what parts I can get away with in the first release. This tool might not seem big and […]

The power of a sound Martin Jansson 1 Comment

In my local food store they have this system where you scan the price tags on the food you buy and most often smoothly able to pay and exit without having to stay in any long queues. A time back they must have changed software in these scanners because their behavior changed and bugginess increased. […]

Michael Bolton on Testing vs. Checking Henrik Emilsson 2 Comments

I just want to promote a really good blog post written by Michael Bolton where he describes the difference between Testing and Checking: http://www.developsense.com/2009/08/testing-vs-checking.html I wish that many managers, testers and developers read this post… Cheers, Henrik

Unwanted bug reports Martin Jansson 4 Comments

A few months ago I reported a bug to the installer of a security radar at a door. He had placed a radar just inside the door so that people who were going out never had to use their pass card to get out. Instead you just walked up to the door and it opened, […]

Automated random or fuzzy testing by random input Martin Jansson 2 Comments

Random testing or fuzzy testing is nothing new, but for those of you who are new to it I just wanted to share a little tool I found. If you want to know a bit more about fuzzy testing go read at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzz_testing or whatever place you like to find quick info at. Barton Miller […]