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Re: Toronto Testing Meetup, July Workshop

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 11, 2015
Seems like it’s been just a few days, but it’s been a month – time for another workshop in our testing meetup! This time we had even bigger attendance. Below I share my experience report. Participants Albert ...

“Why should I test my program?”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 06, 2015
..Another lunch break, and Quora suggests that I might be the right person to answer this question. Why, yes, I’m taking on it. “Why should I test my program?” – Answer: As a tester, I avoid jumping into ...

Review: Driving While Driven: The Way of the Skilled Tester

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 24, 2015
I attended a webinar provided by Association for Software Testing. I took notes and organized my review in a structured form: Purpose – Attendance – Content – Experience – Cost – Organization – Location – Time. Or ...

Re: Toronto Testing Meetup, June Workshop

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 19, 2015
An Opening Comment Since beginning of this year, I’ve been running Toronto chapter of Weekend Testing Americas, mixing online and live events. As we’re expanding, I was presented an opportunity (i.e. a venue) to run ...

CAST 2015: I’m in!

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 03, 2015
With 500th post on my blog I make the following announcement.. Annual Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST) is one of the most high profile events in the professional testing world.  It brings together ...

List Items with Cascading Dependencies (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 15, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. I continue my study journal figuring out HP ALM configuration. This is a second entry about customization with ...

PRE-Work Checklist

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 14, 2015
Preface As I blogged in the past, a bug is an issue, but an issue is not necessarily a bug.. Customer support needs to respond to all incidents, but not all of them will be software defects. So what testers find reasonable to ...

Using State Counters (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 13, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. I continue my study journal figuring out HP ALM configuration. This entry is about customization with VBScript. ...

Workflow Scripts (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 12, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. I continue my study journal figuring out HP ALM configuration. This entry is about issue-specific calls. Overview ...

Workflow Customization (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 09, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. I continue my study journal figuring out HP ALM configuration. This entry begins series of Workflow customization ...

Groups and Permissions (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 08, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. I continue my study journal figuring out HP ALM configuration. This entry is dedicated to customization of Group ...

Project Lists (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 07, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. I continue my study journal figuring out HP ALM configuration. This entry is dedicated to customization of ...

Project Entities (HP ALM/QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 06, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. This entry is dedicated to customization of “Project Entities” – i.e. data objects in QC, with ...

Exploring QC customization (HP ALM / QC)

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 05, 2015
This is a technical entry with my research-and-experiment notes. Feel free to add or argue. Try at your own risk. ..And here it is – HP ALM version 12. Test Director (TD) became Quality Center (QC) which is now rebranded as ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile Development” (Part 3)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 12, 2015
As the whole talk is about 45 minutes long, I post series of the review in my blog. Part 3 – Closing Notes Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems Automation might become too expensive ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile Development” (Part 2)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 11, 2015
As the whole talk is about 45 minutes long, I post series of the review in my blog. Part 2 – Refactoring and Walkthrough Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems Axis in refactored version by Bach/Bolton ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile Development” (Part 1)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 10, 2015
As the whole talk is about 45 minutes long, I post series of the review in my blog. Part 1 – Rationale for Refactoring Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems It’s an open question: what are the ...

Beyond 140 characters

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 04, 2015
Even though I’d wish to do it more often, I very rarely blog on real-time topics. But I’m taking some time tonight. I tweeted a few thoughts on Tuesday, 2015/03/03. Expanding them to address responses received. Test ...

A few questions to ask upon a bug fix

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 03, 2015
Any bug is a problem statement, illustrated with an example provided. Yet the example is just a symptom. Has the problem really been gone? Let’s ask questions. Let’s make bug fixing a truly collaborative work between ...

Review: CAST 2011 Promo #2

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 19, 2015
Video Mindmap Review Points – Value – Problems It’s philosophy that makes time worth living Efficiency means different things in different contexts The challenge of the hidden picture puzzle Each click is a test ...

WTT-02 – Mind Maps in Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 17, 2015
(Picture credit: “Mind Map Laws” – 7 Steps to Making a Mind Map by Tony Buzan, the inventor of mind mapping) There is a strange confusion about electronic artifacts: they’re seen as a deliverable on and ...

Review: Meetup by Girl Geeks Toronto

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 11, 2015
On Monday I attended  a meetup provided by Girl Geeks TO. While commuting home I organized my review notes that I present now in a structured form: Purpose – Attendance – Content – Experience – Cost ...

SFDIPOT – Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 04, 2015
It’s been a while since I took Rapid Software Testing course. Since then, applying Structure-Functions-Data-Platform-Operations-Time heuristics is my favorite way of systematically learning about the product. And mind map ...

WTT-01 – Trello-boration

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 02, 2015
And so we did. In January we held live networking event followed by the first Weekend Testing Toronto session online. Continuing ideas from my previous posts, I set up Trello board and created mission statement. Purpose The ...

Getting more with Weekend Testing (part 2)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 16, 2015
Disclaimer: my views, expressed in these series, not necessarily reflect views of all Weekend Testing facilitators and instructors. Yesterday, I wrote about all the positive outcomes from Weekend Testing. Today’s post is ...

Getting more with Weekend Testing (part 1)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 15, 2015
Disclaimer: my views, expressed in these series, not necessarily reflect views of all Weekend Testing facilitators and instructors. Foreword And again I open series of posts on Weekend Testing in my blog. Part of it is to ...

Accessibility Testing – Coverage Categories – MindMap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 24, 2014
This mindmap in the review series depicts Accessibility Testing by requirements categories. Each coverage type requires specific approach and tools. ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – MindMap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 10, 2014
As a summary of my Accessibility Testing reviews, I’ve created a poster-like mindmap. ...

Why Can’t They Just Get It Right?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 27, 2014
Foreword Recently I’ve been observing some new silly ideas about testing – on how to do as less of it as possible or not do it at all. I don’t bother posting links here – reading those isn’t worth ...

Web Accessibility Testing: Strategy and Mindmap

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 25, 2014
This is a cross-post of my publication on LinkedIn. I also provide more elaborate mindmap here. Foreword In the recent, I’ve been quite extensively writing about Web Accessibility in my blog. In part, because it’s one ...
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