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When Do I Stop Testing?

When Do I Stop Testing?

This is a guest post by Justin Rohrman. Most of the software projects I have worked on come along with either a specification or a set of acceptance criteria. To the product owner, this is a list of what to build. To me, it also looks like a list of test ideas. A...
4 Major Misunderstandings About Pull Requests

4 Major Misunderstandings About Pull Requests

This is a guest post by Cameron Laird. Pull requests are often treated as a kind of medical examination: An untrusted developer receives invasive guidance from a review board of peers or superiors who correct the request so it’s safe to advance. That’s far...
DevOps Test Strategy for Successful Testers

DevOps Test Strategy for Successful Testers

This is a guest post by Dee Ann Pizzica. There are issues being reported in the company’s big new software system. This highly technical project has the team’s top brains working on it in a DevOps team populated with accomplished developers. There’s a heavy reliance...
7 Ways to Define ‘Enough’ Testing

7 Ways to Define ‘Enough’ Testing

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. If you study test literature, you’ll see that most of it don’t talk about knowing when testing is done. Testing is done when all the tests have run, goes the thinking. Yet test ideas occur as the testing is proceeding....
Tester’s Diary: Making a Difference

Tester’s Diary: Making a Difference

This is a guest post by Rachel Kibler. I’m an individual contributor at 1-800 Contacts. I get paid to test and to collaborate with my team and other teams, but my job duties end there. For people who know me, though, they know that’s not enough. I love engaging in the...
4 Ways to Generate Quick Test Ideas

4 Ways to Generate Quick Test Ideas

This is a guest post by Nishi Grover Garg. As testers, we look at everything with a critical eye. As soon as something comes up for testing, our instinct is to get down to examining it and looking for problem areas. After getting a written test script, a new tester...
Setting Priorities in Software Testing

Setting Priorities in Software Testing

This is a guest post by Cameron Laird. Software organizations frequently talk and think in terms of priorities, with fine distinctions about urgency, importance, precedence, severity, feasibility, and so on. Testing has its priorities too, and while these priorities...
What Happened to the Daily Standup?

What Happened to the Daily Standup?

This is a guest post by Matthew Heusser. I started my career in a previous century, with project plans that were two months of analysis, two months of design, four months of code and two months of testing. We would work on three to eight projects at a time, all at...