Yesterday I started providing short training sessions for agile programmers who need to learn how to test better. Would you trust a programmer to test your application? It’s like asking a Fox to guard the chicken-house, right? Well, sometimes you don’t have a choice, or you do but that choice is to release the application […]
Tag Archives | Testing Skills
Each of us has a specific atmosphere / way / routine that helps us test better. If you want to be good tester you should figure out how to enter your Testing Zone.
If you are going to write-down just one (more) test case, what would that test be? Will you write a very descriptive (and deep down) test for the most risky component/screen in your application? Or would you write an end-to-end sanity/smoke test that goes over 80% of your system? This is a question to ask […]
Last week I took part in my first pair-programming session. Up to now I had done pair-testing many times, so I was aware of the added value from pairing, but somehow I always assumed that as a tester I had little to add to a programming session. Boy, was I wrong?!
Stop blaming your development for not being able to influence your team as a tester. The change needed depends on you and not on the rest of your team. Take charge of the value you add to your team and you will see how you start becoming part of the decision making staff.
What is so difficult about being a tester? This is a legitimate question from someone who has never done any good testing or who has never seen good testing being done. So let’s take a closer look at what a tester needs to do as part of his tasks and what does that require from […]