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“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 […] ...

To Keith Klain: Sir, you’re an aspiration

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 14, 2016
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A few days ago, Keith Klain, Executive Director, CEO, and a highly recognized leader in testing industry made a comment on Twitter. I couldn’t agree more!!! It was disheartening for me to witness over the years that one of the most passionate context-driven leaders, the one who taught empathy and humility, degraded his expressions to […] ...

Beyond 140 characters

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 04, 2015
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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 scripts are exclusive. Testing charters are inclusive. Quoting Cem Kaner‘s statement and fact, early in the project we […] ...

They want to hire good testers

Posted by Albert Gareev on May 12, 2010
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Developers want to hire testers. Testers want to hire testers.  What common and what opposite would we find comparing their requirements?   Tester Side Requirements  Represented by Eric Jacobson’s blog  post “Who Is A Good Tester?”  (original grammar and syntax retained)     Developer Side Requirements  Represented by StackOverflow  discussion “Tips for hiring good testers?” (original grammar […] ...

Automated Testing, so called

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 14, 2010
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Here is yet another discussion about automated testing, and whether it’s purely checking or some more, that Arjan Kranenburg published on his web-site. (You may also want to read Matt Heusser’s “How are you going to *test* that?” Update: the link is no longer valid. STP web-site closed public access to the blogs hosted there.) I posted my comments […] ...

Best tool for UI/Click based automated testing for ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 17, 2009
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This is the discussion that took place on Software Testing Club forum. What are the most important things I see in it and what comments I feel necessary to give ? End-user perspective I’m looking for something that I can use as an “out of the box” solution Apart of computer software world this is the […] ...

The keys are under the mat… The brains are on ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 04, 2009
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With regards to a recent post in Phil Kirkham’s blog. So it seems that any technical job challenge could be resolved with help of crowdsourcing. All you need to do is posting your request on the site like “GetAFreelancer” or “ScriptLance” and offering some money. While exploring projects section I also found requests for non-technical […] ...

Why Human Validation is always needed (in discussion)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 15, 2009
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This is the discussion slowly going on Justin Dessonville’s blog post. With the arguments taken from famous “Testing vs. Checking” article by Michael Bolton it once again reminds me of Luddites. The Luddites were a social movement of British textile artisans in the early nineteenth century who protested—often by destroying mechanized looms—against the changes produced […] ...

You are NOT supposed to get outside of your box! ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 14, 2009
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I had an interesting discussion on my story posted on SoftwareTestingClub and TestRepublic. Below I stored the part of the thread. Permalinks: http://www.softwaretestingclub.com/forum/topics/youre-not-supposed-to-get http://www.testrepublic.com/forum/topics/youre-not-supposed-to-get The original post. This is the story of bug reporting. The story began one day when QA Engineer (automation consultant) first time connected to a service module ...
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