Bugs Bunny on Bugs! Hidden Testing Lessons from the Looney Tunes Gang

Robert Sabourin, AmiBug.com Inc

Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Michigan J. Frog provide wonderful metaphors for the challenges of testing. From Bugs Bunny we learn about personas and the risks of taking the wrong turn in Albuquerque. Michigan J. Frog teaches valuable lessons about defect isolation. Is it duck season or rabbit season?-and how ambiguous pronouns can dramatically change the meaning of our requirements. The Tasmanian Devil teaches us about the risks of following standard procedures and shows us practical approaches to stress and robustness testing. From Yosemite Sam we learn about boundary conditions and defying physics. And, of course, the Coyote seems to put a bit too much confidence in the latest tools and technologies from ACME. The Looney Tunes Gang teaches lessons for the young at heart-novice and experienced testers alike! Rob Sabourin shares some powerful heuristic models for testing that you can apply right away.

  • How metaphors can help us understand and communicate
  • The value of personas for testing
  • Heuristic models that are not only useful-they're fun!

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