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WTA07: Questioning the Mission

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 22, 2011
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The very format of Weekend Testing sessions assumes “quick in / quick out” engagements, and, therefore, extremely simplified missions. However, facilitators face big and complex challenges trying to cover yet another facet of testing craft. As a staging facilitator, I had a debriefing with Michael Larsen recently, and raised questions about one of the problems […] ...

How to use custom markers with XMind (mindmap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 16, 2011
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Using mindmaps in testing is really picking up. Darren McMillan, one of the strongest proponents of it, has recently published “Mind Mapping 101” – “real examples of mind maps and their usage”. My post is essentially an addition: how to set up and use custom markers with XMind (free version).    Click on the image […] ...

Interviewed by Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 15, 2011
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Last week Shilpa Venkateshwaran published on IT Knowledge Exchange my replies to the offline interview questions. Access online: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 Access offline: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 ...

Generating Test Reports (MindMap)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 14, 2011
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Whether it’s an all-round automation tool, like TestComplete, or a lightweight Session-Based Exploratory Testing assistant, like RapidReporter, generating good test reports is a challenging task. Obviously, hand-crafted reports would be much better, and live communication is an ideal. Though quite often testers have to report in writing and/or remotely. And if testing is conducted with assistance of a […] ...

Site Updates

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 07, 2011
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