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Tester looking at theories posted on a wall Wish-List Ideas for Software Testing Research

There are many established ideas for ways to test software, but the industry is changing every day, and there's plenty of room for growth of new ideas—or challenges to traditional ones. Here are three ideas for "wish-list" research to conduct in order to shake up some of the conventional notions you may have about software testing techniques.

Michael Stahl's picture Michael Stahl
Is there any disposable email service that allow us to receive veriifcation mail at temparory address and verify them?

I need to automate the process where each time I need to register a user with a different email and verify them. Is there any such email service that allows testers to automate the process of getting a token / URL from a temporary mail address?

Surendranath Birudala's picture Surendranath Birudala
Testing as a Craft: A Conversation with Greg Paskal
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Greg Paskal, evangelist in testing sciences and lead author for RealWorldTestAutomation.com, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about testing as a craft, choosing the right test automation tools, and current testing trends around the world.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
How to do away with traditional Testing process

Scenario: I am working for a Product based company where schedule is very tight and we usually do not get much time between releases to create proper test cases, update and manage test suite, revisit the existing ones. Hence even though we have quite a large amount of TC repository, most of the testing goes adhoc and so are the defects, rendering those cases un-fruitful.
Following traditional testing process consumes lots of test execution time which affect quality.
Our process does not follow proper agile methodology or waterfall. Even though we have dates timelines, estimations from Dev, QA etc but 99% of times they tend to extend due to last minute change request (decision: upper management).
Overall, since we are not following any proper methodology, following traditional testing method of creating ground level cases with steps/ updating on test management tool/ executing and then following defect management etc takes a toll.

Ankur Jain's picture Ankur Jain
Computer showing fire on the screen Strengthening System Resilience with Chaos Engineering

Testing continuous technological change can seem like chaos. There are many challenges that need to be managed, such as unavailability of power, excessive temperature, incorrect configuration, unexpected behavior of services, network downtime, and processing slowdown in production. By deliberately engineering chaos, we’ll be able to discover many of our systems’ weaknesses before our users do.

Can software be too complex for end to end test automation?

We have a very complex software product that is installed and runs on a Computer or Server.  The Software is managed by a Management Console in the Cloud. 

For years all of our End to End testing was manual.  But this was very resource intensive and time comsuming.  So a couple of years ago we moved to a more agule development approach and built a test automation system to run these End to End tests.  However, we quickly found limitations for example we couldn't have automated tests check what is being displayed in the UI running on the Computer, or check what is being displayed in the Management Console in the Cloud.  So we can never fully replicate in automation what the manual tests were doing.

James Barker's picture James Barker
how to get strong base for manual testing? what are best resources?

I am new to testing and my mentor at the company is asking me to get my base strong with regards to manual testing. I know java and made few demo projects with selenium - browser automation and rest assured - API testing . They are expecting me to have better test cases coverage and base needs to be strong . So , anybody knows few blogs/resources from which I can get my foundation strong?

 

 

hemil turakhia's picture hemil turakhia
I need help developing a test strategy for UAT of Loyalty Points System. I'd appreciate any guidance on how to approach testing.

I need help. I don't have very clear requirements and I have never tested a loyalty points system before. I need to design the test cases for the users to execute UAT. Any pointers? 

Brian Robinson's picture Brian Robinson
What are the best approaches to reduce production defects in software development?

I want to know the best approaches (Automated UAT, Regression testing, Retesting, etc.) to reduce production defects in software development.

Roberto Romello's picture Roberto Romello
What are the methods in which recurred defects can be tracked?

What are the methods in which recurred defects can be tracked?

Nupura Waradkar's picture Nupura Waradkar

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