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Power button Simplify Continuous Operation Tests with a Periodic Reboot

Continuous operation tests find important bugs, partly as a result of their long operation and partly by increasing the probability of finding statistical bugs. However, CO tests have their own downsides. Mandating a periodic reset or reboot can work around these issues, as well as save time and cost for testing, reproduction, debugging, and fix verification.

Michael Stahl's picture Michael Stahl
How many companies actually create test plans using EVERY point of the IEEE 829 standard template?

I am on a team of two working on standardizing testing for the company. The culture here is very resistant to change, as I am sure many colleagues on here have experienced themselves. I want to continue pushing this elephant up the stairs, but I am afraid some of these templates (IEEE 829 standard templates) are too dense for most of them. My mentality right now is to take this in strides. I want to avoid creating a 12 part test plan that people need to follow if they are just going to get defensive and say they do not have the time to even test, or test this way. Of course we have plans to educate as much as we can, but this is going to take years. What are your suggestions, then, with creating templates? Right now I have identified three that need to be used across all teams (Test Strategy, Test Plan, and Test Summary).

Justin Frye's picture Justin Frye
Integration of QA in work processes

In the company where I work there are 3 products: software, application and site - each with a different QA process. The question is how would you suggest integrating the QA process in different scenarios? Because there are tasks in which the QA man checks the task and there are those who "created" the task and checked whether it was indeed done at his request.  

I look forward to your comments on this subject.  

Thanks!

EITAN YOM's picture EITAN YOM
Test documentation Tests as Documentation

It’s important that test authors keep in mind the inherent authority their tests possess. After all, an application’s tests are sometimes the first lines of code a new developer will read when acclimating to a new codebase. Tests aren't the only kind of documentation you need, but automated tests in a CI environment can provide a lot of useful information.

Nelson Nogales's picture Nelson Nogales
Hans Buwalda Do We Still Need Testers? An Interview with Hans Buwalda
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In this interview, Hans Buwalda, the CTO at LogiGear, talks about whether you need developers in test, pure testers, or domain experts, based on what you are testing. He also talks about where you should spend your time and how many tests should be at what levels.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
what are the latest features introduced in manual test management software?

Everyone is now looking for the automation testing. Because there is lot of problem happening in manual test case generation and execution. So, how can I increase users for manual testing? is any latest features there? if it means, please let me know..

Chris I Lyon's picture Chris I Lyon
Gearbox for a car with a manual transmission Shifting Your Testing: When to Switch Gears

Shifting your testing either left or right can meet different needs and improve different aspects. How do you know whether to make a change? Let your test cycles be your guide. Just like when driving a car with a manual transmission, if the engine starts to whine or you’re afraid you’re about to stall out, switching gears may be just what you need.

Maximilian Bauer's picture Maximilian Bauer
Collection of random numbers When a Number Is Not a Number: Benefits of Random Test Generators

We like to hope that we will consider all possible situations when devising our tests, but it’s all too easy to overlook the unusual cases. That’s the benefit of random test generators. We might feel comfortable after testing a few dozen test cases; these tools generate hundreds. With more stuff getting tossed at the wall, there is a greater likelihood that something interesting sticks.

Steve Poling's picture Steve Poling
Agile DevOps West What's That Smell? Tidying Up Our Test Code
Slideshow

We are often reminded by those experienced in writing test automation that code is code. The sentiment being conveyed is that test code should be written with the same care and rigor that production code is written with.

Angie Jones
Looking for a test lab reservation system

Currently, we have created a reservation system using outlook rooms. Each test environment within the lab has a "room" that someone can book in outlook and gives the user/tester the ability to see what labs are available. However, there are limits to the amount of information that can be supplied for each "room" and it really is not easy to see further details of the "room" (server image, server os, sql server version, application versions, etc). 

 

I know about LabAgenda, and may pursue this. But is there any other systems out there that people prefere? 

Justin Frye's picture Justin Frye

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