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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: […] ...

Distractions and Accomplishments

Posted by Albert Gareev on Aug 17, 2016
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These are the points I captured while reading 2nd part of “Organizing Our Homes” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. Despite of the name of the chapter, many of these points apply to organization in general, be that at home , […] ...

Let the Environment To Drive You

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jul 05, 2016
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These are the points I captured while reading 1st part of “Organizing our homes” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. Many of these points apply to organization both at home and at work. See also my comments and examples below. Working […] ...

Testing: Wandering or Execution?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 06, 2016
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These are the points I captured while reading 2nd part of “The first things to get straight” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. “Daydreaming” or “Mind-Wandering” mode The flow of connections among disparate ideas and thoughts, and a relative lack of […] ...

This Imperfect Memory

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 10, 2015
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These are the points I captured while reading 1st part of “The first things to get straight” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. We live in a world of illusions || These illusions are not external but internal – our perception […] ...

Draw Attention With Visual Test Reports

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 21, 2015
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Leave a comment if you first looked at the pictures before reading this text! As I was putting together notes in my book review I made an entry regarding Attention Filter. Recap: Attention Filter mechanics Change detector Subconscious. Always “on” Registers changes in the flow of information Importance ranking Subconscious. Very personal for everyone Based […] ...

Manage Focus Of Your Attention

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 20, 2015
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These are the points I captured while reading 2nd part of “Too much information, too many decisions” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. I put my points and cross-references next to them. Attention Filter mechanics Change detector Subconscious. Always “on” Registers […] ...

Energy Management vs. Time Management

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 19, 2015
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These are the points I captured while reading 1st part of “Too much information, too many decisions” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. I put my points and cross-references next to them. Every day, we are confronted with dozens of decisions, […] ...

PACE COLT: KWSQA 2015 “Targeting Quality”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 15, 2015
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Last week I attended and presented at the conference organized by Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association. I took notes and organized my review in a structured form: Purpose – Attendance – Content – Experience – Cost – Organization – Location – Time. Or PACE COLT, if you like mnemonics (as I do). Purpose The conference theme […] ...

Testers listen to Skeptoid

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 14, 2015
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“How can I learn about critical thinking? What are the examples? How to apply it in testing?” If you’re asking such questions for yourself or for coaching of your team I can help you with a perfect source. Skeptoid is a podcast, public research projects,  quality learning material, and source of excellent examples of critical […] ...

Context Driven Mind

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 13, 2015
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These are the points I captured while reading Introduction to the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. I put my points and cross-references next to them. Human continuously look for ways to improve brain functioning and / or strengthen it. || This is especially […] ...

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

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jun 24, 2015
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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 PACE COLT, if you like mnemonics (as I do). Purpose The headline of the webinar was “Driving While Driven: The […] ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 12, 2015
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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 “Fancy” automation, like BDD, might be cool and enjoyable to work on, but managers must understand business value and risks of […] ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 11, 2015
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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 High Value of Product – Low Cost of Development Synthesizing – Analyzing Core agile values in version by Bach/Bolton […] ...

Review: “Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Mar 10, 2015
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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 roles and responsibilities of testers in agile development environments. Testers do something important, special, and different. […] ...

Review: CAST 2011 Promo #2

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 19, 2015
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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 How much testing do I do before I decide I know what the picture is Explicit Parameters in Testing Coverage Time […] ...

Review: Meetup by Girl Geeks Toronto

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 11, 2015
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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 – Organization – Location – Time. Or PACE COLT, if you like mnemonics (as I do). Purpose The theme of […] ...

Why Can’t They Just Get It Right?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 27, 2014
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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 the time. But I’m gonna speak on the subject myself. I grouped those ideas into 3 main categories: […] ...

Accessibility Testing – Evaluation of Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 24, 2014
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For any project, it’s typical to conduct assessment and evaluation of tools before acquiring licenses and putting them into use. Below I’m sharing evaluation matrix composed based on my review of accessibility requirements. Requirement Description Checking By Tool Review by person 1.1 Text Alternatives Provide text alternatives for any non-text content 1.1.1 (A) – Alternative […] ...

Accessibility Testing – Classification of Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 17, 2014
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Class Description Content Parser-Checker. Examples: WebAIM’s WAVE, AChecker, SortSite Tools that process inner elements of the document (tags) and check whether their presence/absence and structure comply with the predefined set of rules.Mostly helpful for testing of requirements: Perceivable Robust Well-developed tools are quite useful for quick and cheap catching of obvious bugs. Testers can use […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Interim ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 03, 2014
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In the series of reviews I went over WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. This is my second detailed take, as the first one was about 2 years ago when I started professionally performing (elements of) accessibility testing. And I took the second shot to futher sharpen my skill and […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Robust

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 29, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 27, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 23, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 21, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Operable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 14, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Operable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 08, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Operable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 06, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Perceivable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 02, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...

Accessibility Testing Requirements – Perceivable – ...

Posted by Albert Gareev on Sep 30, 2014
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In the series of reviews I’m looking at WCAG level A / AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) requirements from testing perspective. Common Definitions Human Testing Brief – “You know as you see it” – quick scanning is sufficient to check and make a judgment. This does not include effort of logging defects. Detailed – Either interaction (execution […] ...
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