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Not Sure About Uncertainty

Risk-based testing (RBT) is defined in terms of the prioritisation of possible test activities based on perceived risks. These will often cover factors such as: Usage:  perhaps we’ll test more on platforms where we have more customers Impact:  if component X failed, all customer data would be lost, so perhaps we should test it Type: […]

TestBash Week – The One Page Guide

It’s a very busy week next week, so busy that it’s worth putting everything down on ‘paper’ in one location.  You might just want to print this out or ensure you can have easy access at any given point.  See you there? Here goes. Wednesday Rapid Software Testing for Managers | 9am – 5pm | 68 […]

Gamification and Software Testing

Gamification is the act of applying game like characteristics to a non-game situation in order to increase ‘user’ interaction (my definition but official ones exist). Much gamification is centered around the reward system used to attract and retain participants. Successful gamification is focused on engagement of participants. An informal survey ran amongst my gaming (computer, […]

Destructive Software Testing

What is destructive testing? Definition: Destructive testing is the method of identifying the point of an applications failure. (Sounds like regular functional testing, but it’s a bit more than this….) What’s the difference between destructive testing and conventional testing? Conventional testing: It is a process in which an application will show that it can perform […]

Creativity in Testing: A Workshop

I was recently inspired to organize a workshop to inspire creativity in testing at my workplace after reading Andy Glover’s Visual Testing Workshop on the Ministry of Testing website. I have always enjoyed Andy’s cartoons, especially those related to testing. Our primary objectives for the Creativity in Testing workshop were to connect with other testers […]

Press Release: Leading Test Management Add-on in the Atlassian Marketplace, Zephyr for JIRA, is now Available in the Cloud

Next generation add-on helps JIRA Cloud customers with Agile testing News Summary Zephyr, the fastest growing provider of Test Management solutions, today announced the release of their next generation add-on designed to help customers accelerate Agile testing inside JIRA Cloud, formerly { JIRA OnDemand }. The release of Zephyr for JIRA Cloud helps project teams extend their JIRA Cloud software to include testing into […]

Am I a Tester?

Over the last 10 years I have been doing more and more testing. When I started my career as a software developer I wrote code and passed my work over to system testers and expected it to be returned for rework. Now when I code I incorporate testing into my work and so I expect […]

Become A Trainer With The Dojo

Just in case you weren’t aware – The Dojo is our new project to bring independent online learning to the software testing world.  We had wanting to do it for (aaaaaaaaaaa)ages, but also wanted to do it the right way at the right time. That time is now.  Do check out The Dojo.  There are […]