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Lessons learned the hard way

Sometimes a blog posts really hits a nerve. When Joel’s whimsical blog post: “Letter to a starting tester” got a staggering amount of comments, reactions, tweets and shares, it was obvious he had stumbled upon something of interest, that should be explored further. To shortly recap, the blog post was a personal letter PractiTest‘s solution architect Joel Montvelisky […]

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Bringing manual and automated testing together

The following is a Guest Blog Post by Cullyn Thomson from Tellurium.  You can follow Cullyn on Twitter at @CullynT and Tellurium at @te52app, and we also suggest you visit the Test Talk blog. You can also read more about Tellurium – “Plain English” automated testing tool – from their site http://www.te52.com ========= Looking back on the history of software testing, automated testing isn’t actually brand new. […]

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Don’t write a single test! Until you know how to do it

Test case maintenance is one of those tasks that gets relegated from release to release, causing your testing repository to becoming too large to manage and too complex to work with effectively. The best approach to avoid this is by putting in place processes and rules of thumb to help your testers work better and […]

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Do you talk the talk?

A couple of nights ago my husband, who is a civil engineer, asked “What are you working on?“. “Oh, just reading this article about Agile Testing and Continuous Integration” I replied off hand. To what he replied [in a cautious tone]: “OK… That sounds interesting, I guess…” . It is a known fact that every profession has it’s […]

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What you measure will improve

It is a simple and yet mostly forgotten fact that whatever you measure will improve. Still, most testers don’t take advantage of this principle in order to help their testing process and the overall status of their projects. This post is about how you can use measurements in your favor and even on some of […]

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