Software testing is.. part 1 – exploratory.

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It’s been a while since my last blog post, I took a long break for the summer, but I am still not done with figuring out what software testing is. Just as a quick overview of what happened until now, the basic idea behind all of that was that I am still seeing people being […]

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Being the “one man army tester” – mentoring question

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This is another question that was received via the mentoring form on my blog and it goes like this: Message Body: Hi, I’m reading your blog every week it helps me a lot, i have a couple of questions which i hope to answer, first one: 1- In my current job i’m the only tester, […]

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Organic testing

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Note: Before I start this, I want to share the story how it came to my mind. I was working on the Lightning talk – “The hidden wisdom of the testing troll” and I actually made it as a joke, using all the public buzz that all organic food offer. When I thought about it, […]

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Test automation – the bitter truth

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Recently, I came across this awesome blog post by Mike Talks where he tells the story of his personal experience with automation and all the false expectations that he and his team had about it, and it is really an awesome post, if you hadn’t read it, go do it now. And I really got inspired […]

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Software testing is not … easy to explain. Last part.

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Software testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4 Software testing is not … playing. Part 5 There it goes, finally I come to the final chapter of the series of what software testing is not. The topics […]

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Automation or manual testing – mentoring question.

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I am happy to say, that this is the first question that came through the mentoring form on my blog. It has been a while before someone “takes the courage” to ask a question 🙂 So, once again people, if you have any questions – ask, I don’t bite, I am only trying to help. […]

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Software testing is not … playing. Part 5

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Software testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4. Software testing is not … meant to add value I know this is controversial claim and many testers might object it. So, let me explain. This is my position […]

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Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4.

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Software testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not … finding bugs This is one of the first things that I thought in software testing – that our job is to find bugs or defects. It’s true, but it took me some […]

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Software testing is not … part 3.

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Links to the previous two parts: Software testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not activity that could be performed by irreplaceable robots. I can say for sure that this is one of the most incorrect statements in testing and also one of the most toxic ones. Of course […]

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Software testing is not … part 2.

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Software testing is not … part 1. I am moving towards next couple of branches from the mind map that I posted in first post of the series of “Software testing is not…”. You can find the mind map following the link up here. Software testing is not … quality assurance. I wrote about it […]

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