Posts Tagged ‘test execution’

Pass to Fail, Fail to Pass Heuristic Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

When teaching scripted testing (yes, I actually do this!) I found the Pass to Fail, Fail to Pass heuristic (used by many, but now with a catchy name.) The essence is that when a not-overly-simple test has resulted in a Pass, think about it some more, and try to make it Fail instead. When a […]

Flipability Heuristic Rikard Edgren 8 Comments

Credit cards are taking over the usage of notes and coins. This has benefits, but it is not possible to toss a coin with credit cards. Bob van de Burgt coined (!) the term flipability at EuroSTAR 2010 Michael Bolton tutorial, coin exercise. It is a lovely word, and can be used more generally to […]

Background Complexity and Do One More Thing Heuristics Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

I spend a lot of time testing new features for the next release. I actively try to not test the features in isolation, to not use the easiest data and environment. One example of this is that I often use “documents” that are more complex than necessary, that includes elements and strange things that aren’t […]