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Hidden Parts of the Performance Equation

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 20, 2016
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This article was published on StickyMinds – “Hidden Parts of the Performance Equation”, April, 2016. The Performance Equation Many teams decide to put together a “test bed” of servers and network infrastructure, develop some scripts simulating user requests, run the whole thing against the application, and see if they can satisfy the business requirements. And […] ...

What’s In A Label?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 01, 2016
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This story has been featured in my article published by Tea-time with Testers – Year 5 Issue XI, December – January 2016. Download a free copy. Do you see a problem? With the login form represented by the image? There are a few, actually, but we can’t know for sure because it’s just an image, we have […] ...

Not That Apple

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 24, 2016
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This story has been featured in my article published by Tea-time with Testers – Year 5 Issue XI, December – January 2016. Download a free copy. Do you see a problem? With the image? Maybe you don’t. You know, people who can’t see still can use the software, browse the Web, and work with electronic documents. […] ...

Putting Too Much Faith in Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 26, 2016
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This story was featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies as well as accessibility within web browsers. This concept, that software should be usable by the widest possible audience, has been around for more than twenty […] ...

Understanding How To Do Accessibility Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 18, 2016
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This story was featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies as well as accessibility within web browsers. This concept, that software should be usable by the widest possible audience, has been around for more than twenty […] ...

It’s Not Business Requirements, It’s the Law

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 14, 2016
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This story was featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies as well as accessibility within web browsers. This concept, that software should be usable by the widest possible audience, has been around for more than twenty […] ...

Interviewed by Srinivas Kadiyala

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 02, 2015
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In September Srinivas Kadiyala interviewed me for Testing Circus – a professional software testing magazine with a breezy name :) I’m thankful for this opportunity and humbled to get in the same line with testing leaders around the world. Access online: Volume 6 – Edition 9 – September 2015. Download here. The interview is pretty […] ...

Follow the CRUMBS

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 14, 2012
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“Follow the CRUMBS to evaluate Test Automation” is second (and final in series) article I published in close collaboration with Michael Larsen. With the first one we set focus on questions to raise while preparing for automation project – and in the second we discussed main heuristic evaluation criteria: Confirmation, Coverage Criteria, and Complexity Risk, Robustness, and Reliability […] ...

Coming to TERMS with Test Automation

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 22, 2012
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“Coming to TERMS with Test Automation” is an article I published in collaboration with Michael Larsen. We discussed main questions to consider when you’re about to start a [test] automation activity: Tool / Technology Execution Requirements and Risks Maintenance (and maintainability) Security Download the magazine (PDF) from Software Test Professionals web-site: ST&QA Magazine 2011/2012 Dec/Jan […] ...

Mapping Testing Story (My article in The Testing ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 23, 2011
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Publication URL: http://www.thetestingplanet.com/2011/11/november-2011-issue-6/ Download PDF: The Testing Planet November Issue And you can view the large mind map here (click to open in a separate window). Update: 2017. Since the original website (thetestingplanet.com) is no longer available, providing the full text here. ****** Mapping Testing Story I am a follower and a strong proponent of exploratory, context- […] ...

Testing and Hiring

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 25, 2011
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A few more of my posts came out in “Hiring Testers” series in the Community Blog at Software Testing Club. In “How Come You Are Not Certified?” (the title was a joke, by the way, I do not agree that memorizing definitions out of context can make anybody a better professional – only hands-on experience matters!) […] ...

If you are hiring testers..

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 07, 2011
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..Or if you are thinking of that, and especially if you are wondering why it’s so hard to find good ones – you definitely need to become a reader of “Hiring Testers” series in the Community Blog at Software Testing Club. People are always looking for a job. Each job advertisement receives dozens, maybe hundreds of […] ...

2011/02 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Apr 04, 2011
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Reference Page: Mnemonics in Testing Defaulting Dependencies No Time for Ping Pong Sketching with a Pencil Review: VBScript vs. JScript ...

2011/01 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 30, 2011
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Join To Earn 10x Bonus Attacking Passwords Good to Check, Worth to Explore Documented == Unambiguous? ...

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 ...

2010/12 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 28, 2010
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Data Generation On-the-Fly A Fly in the Ointment Keyboard Shortcuts   Area Highlighter Trick ...

2010/11 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 21, 2010
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Test Design with Mind Maps Usability Study: Beliefs Are More Important Than Requirements Automation Puzzles   Folder Structure Template Document (XMind Mindmap)   Rapid Reporter, exploratory notetaking tool ...

2010/10 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 08, 2010
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Excel-based test-reports-2 Don’t blame VBScript Total Validator Be aware of Bounded Awareness ...

2010/09 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 06, 2010
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Spoon Browser Sandbox 18 automation refactoring heuristics with code examples Surplus is an asset Keep Moving Excel-based test-reports-1 ...

2010/08 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 05, 2010
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Time Management – Mind Map Printer-friendly XML and XSL reference cards IP Address Tools   Are you still using screenshots? ...

2010/07 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 26, 2010
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Get yourself out of Inbox Crash test your application   Unlearning for testers   SQL Injection cartoon and walkthrough ...

2010/06 Quick Testing Tips posts archive

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 25, 2010
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Bring up your Desktop in double-click! Test your wetware GUI Step Automation Heuristic (Mindmapped)   Ten 20 Years Old Usability Heuristics   Visualize XML then blink test   Close process in a second ...

Now on Quick Testing Tips

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 01, 2010
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I was honoured to join a team of contributing authors on Quick Testing Tips website that is run by Michael Kelly. Subscribe, visit, read, submit your comments and questions! ...

Overload your VBScript functions (My article on ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 25, 2009
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Publication URL:  http://www.qaguild.com/weekly_archives.php?UID=60 Code examples package: overload-codeexamples1 Overload your VBScript functions         While implementing Automated Functional Testing solutions I often face the challenge creating the scripts somewhat “intelligent”, capable of making decisions and recognizing different logical patterns on the run. One of the major steps on this path is breaking the boundaries of ...

Data-Driven != Parameterized (My article on QAGuild)

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 11, 2009
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Publication URL:  http://www.qaguild.com/weekly_archives.php?UID=55 Data-Driven != Parameterized (Or How to Avoid Test Flow Hard-Coding And Dramatically Reduce Code Maintenance Cost in Functional Test Automation)  Many times looking at the busy screen together with Business Analyst I used to discuss dozens of manual Test Cases they execute to cover the functionalities of this single Window or Dialog. […] ...
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