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When and How to Version Control Your Test Cases

When and How to Version Control Your Test Cases

Guest post by Emanuele Ciurleo  As a tester, you design tests to validate the requirements for your application as understood at the time, and often, a particular version of the software at its point in the development cycle. The tests will take into account...
Why Are Traceability and Test Coverage Important?

Why Are Traceability and Test Coverage Important?

This is a guest post by Taryn McMillan The software development life cycle tells a story. As you move from an initial idea through to the finished product, your team is building a narrative. How you document the changes made during each phase of development has a...
The Ultimate Software Test Planning Checklist

The Ultimate Software Test Planning Checklist

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. One way to look at a test plan is as a collection of risks work managing. This checklist provides ideas for what those risks might be and how to handle them, along with what to call out of scope. The best approach is probably...
Tips for Writing Effective Test Cases

Tips for Writing Effective Test Cases

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. When they’re learning the fundamentals, new testers often overlook something very important: They are hardly ever taught to focus on test case design. The result is testers taking very little time thinking about their tests...
What Metrics Should You Be Using?

What Metrics Should You Be Using?

This is a guest posting by Peter G. Walen. Many high-profile testers react negatively to most metrics programs. They argue that measurements usually do not measure the things intended. They point out that people change their behavior to drive the metrics in the...
Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

Performance Tests Deserve Continuous Testing Too

This is a guest post by Cameron Laird. Continuous testing (CT) is often described in terms of unit tests. But performance tests deserve to be in CT, too. While performance testing has its challenges, the right understanding makes it possible not just to fit...