Saturday, May 29, 2010

Software Testing News -29 May 2010

  • Questions from Listeners (1): Handling Inexperienced Testers

    5/28/2010

    On April 19, 2010, I was interviewed by Gil Broza. In preparation for that interview, we solicited questions from the listeners, and I promised to answer them either in the interview or in my blog. Here’s the first one. How to deal with un-experienced testers? is there a test approach that suits better for them? Here’s what [...]
  • A Transpection Session: Inputs and Expected Results

    5/28/2010

    A transpection is a dialog for learning. James Bach describes it here. Transpection is a technique we use a lot to refine ideas for presentations, for articles, for our course, or for our own understanding. Sometimes it’s all of them put together. Transpective sessions with James have led me sharpen ideas and [...]
  • Transpection Transpected

    5/28/2010

    Part of the joy of producing this blog is in seeing what happens when other people pick up the ideas and run with them. That happened when I posted a scenario on management mistakes a few weeks ago, and Markus Gärtner responded with far more energy and thought than I would have expected. Last week I [...]
  • Heuristics and Leadership

    5/28/2010

    In a recent blog post, James Bach discusses the essence of heuristics. A heuristic is a fallible method for solving a problem or making a decision. When used as an adjective, “heuristic” means fallible and conducive to learning. James ends the post by introducing a number of questions in order to test [...]
  • Mocks that specify essential implementation

    5/28/2010

    James Shore said something in two tweets that I’ve abbreviated as follows:I’ve never liked mock objects. At best, they’re a necessary evil. At worst, a meaningless “test” that overspecifies the code under test.I tweeted back that “I’m finding mocks that overspecify the code under test are a sign that I’m making code that doesn’t express [...]
  • QTP Interview Questions

    5/28/2010

    KnowlegdeInbox has now launched the drive to collect interview questions. These interview questions collection would later be used to analyze what challenges candidates face while facing interviews, what are the key gaps and how these gaps can be reduced through articles, forums, documents, books etc. If you have faced interviews recently have questions that you don’t [...]

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