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

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoftware 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 that I choose to cover in it are: Software testing is not … set of predefined actions. I bet you and I am pretty sure […]

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Software testing is not … playing. Part 5

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware 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 on a silly claim that was trying to prove that human testing is not useful, because it doesn’t add value to the product, the way that […]

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Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware 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 time, couple of books and a lot of hours reading different resources in order to figure out it’s not just that. To claim the above is like […]

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Software testing is not … part 3.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLinks 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 no body is saying that, no body is that dumb, but it is based on a false assumptions and it produces a lot of other […]

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Software testing is not … part 2.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware 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 in the “Quality guardian” part of Outdated testing concepts, so I will really try not to repeat, but build on the statements made there. I […]

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Outdated testing concepts #4

Reading Time: 5 minutesLink to Outdated testing concept #1 Link to Outdated testing concept #2 Link to Outdated testing concept #3 I was having this internal struggle for a long time – certification. At first, I thought “it will be cool to be certified, it will probably drag some attention to me”, keeping in mind I was green and didn’t have enough routine. Then, I thought that certification is a must, I should have it in my skill set at any cost, it […]

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Outdated testing concepts # 3.

Reading Time: 6 minutesLink to Outdated concept #1 – Anyone can test. Link to Outdated concept #2 – The guardian of quality. This week’s outdated concept in testing will be kind of celebrity in its area, because it created so much confusion, so much excitement at the same time and is so often misused and misunderstood, that it’s probably the best candidate for review in outdated testing concepts and should take its honorable place – automation in testing. Few words before we start… The […]

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Outdated testing concepts #2

Reading Time: 5 minutesLink to part one: Outdated testing concepts #1 This week’s outdated concept will be dedicated to the “quality guardian” or “The gatekeeper to our product’s success”. Outdated concept # 2: The holy guardian of quality. The first stereotype that was branded in my brain, in the first months I started working as a tester was: “QA is the person responsible for product’s quality” and “Your job is to prevent bugs from being released in production” or “Your job is to test the […]

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Outdated testing concepts #1

Reading Time: 3 minutesEnd of the previous year and the beginning of the current one are normally the time we are determined to make new year’s resolutions, which most of the times turn to be big, fat lies, but anyway. I am not writing this to make resolutions, but to set goals. And we as a testing community have a lot of work to do in order to progress, since our craft was, as James Bach called it, “in perpetual childhood” for more […]

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