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On testing in production

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 25, 2017
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Based on my Quora answer to “What is “Testing in production” as a concept?“ “What is testing in production?” – Follow along.. Product owners and project managers need to make decisions about software and software development process. Effective decision making is informed decision making. Effective testing provides information directly relevant to the risks and concerns […] ...

Fact checking: “Is testing certification worth ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 22, 2017
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Preamble Let me begin with a scene from a book of my childhood..   Image text below. Banner reads: “Of the London and Continental Theatres, In their Thrilling Tragedy of “THE KING’S CAMELEOPARD, or THE ROYAL NONESUCH ! ! !” Admission 50 cents. “Then at the bottom was the biggest line of all, which said: […] ...

Agile testing is what you make it to be

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 28, 2017
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This post is a collage from my answers on Quora. What is Agile Testing? James Bach about testing in Agile environments What is agile testing Some people refer to “agile testing” as a very different kind. But there are like hundreds of flavors of agile teams. Some differ so much that the whole label of […] ...

“Is manual testing dying?”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 06, 2016
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“Is manual testing dying?”, “Is manual testing dead?”, “When manual testing will be completely replaced by automation?”,.. These questions come up very frequently. I see them on LinkedIn. I see them on Quora. I see them on Twitter. I’d categorize responses I’ve seen loosely in 3 types. Samples below. “NO! It’s not manual!!! It’s all […] ...

The One Page Test Plan?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 02, 2016
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Earlier this month, Ministry of Testing released an article named “The One Page Test Plan“. Presented, was rather a one page template for a test plan yet the article is good and thought provoking. Coincidentally, a similar question came up on Quora: “How would you define a test plan for this app?“. So I went […] ...

“What is performance testing?”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 29, 2016
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Another day, another good question on Quora. For years, I’ve been answering “what is performance testing?” in a variety of ways. In a technical way, I tell about process, tools, scripts, measurements, and analysis. More often though, I need to convey the concept to a non-technical or at least not very technical person. Finding a […] ...

“What is domain testing?”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 07, 2016
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Another good question on Quora. Answering: What is domain testing? ***** All terms originate somewhere else, by analogy. Here’s the origin for “domain”. Image source: Domain of a function Domain is all possible inputs to the function Range is all possible outputs of the function ***** At the fundamental level, everything is data in computers. […] ...

“What is a good way to estimate the number of ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 31, 2016
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First things first. I’m not a big fan of test case based approach, neither I’ve seen testing estimates that weren’t at best guesstimates. But people ask questions, and this is their starting point. Enough been said about smart-ass approach. Instead of critiquing those willing to learn let’s help them understand and let’s help them to […] ...

“How do you choose which test cases to ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 10, 2016
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Despite of all critique and challenges, automation is a valuable aspect of testing strategy. Every new automator needs to answer questions like that: “How do you choose which test cases to automate?” While everything regarding testing is very specific, we may try to give an answer through general idea supplemented with concrete examples. Cross-posting my […] ...

On “White Box” and “Black Box” ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 30, 2016
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Quora is a remarkable resource. To me, it’s like a Wikipedia of personal experiences. People also come there for learning. Of course, software development and testing topics are among popular. So the questions were asked: What is white box testing? What is black box testing? While some answers strive to give formal definitions, I decided […] ...
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