Cheat sheet : Submitting an entry to a software testing conference

Recently, I have been spending time reviewing papers submitted to two of the biggest software testing conferences in India – QAI’s Software Testing Conference and the Step In Summit 2012. It is very refreshing to talk to young talent across the industry and hear their new ideas and perspectives! Like most other frequent speakers, I…

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Industrial Strength Exploratory Testing – part 4

Continuing from the previous post, here is our last myth: Myth 3: Bugs found through exploratory testing are hard to reproduce Testers have to remember exactly what steps they did and note it down in detail when they find a defect. The stated problem is that with no pre-scripted steps in exploratory testing, the onus…

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Industrial Strength Exploratory Testing – part 3

Let’s pick up mythbusting from where we left off Myth 2: There is no way to measure exploratory testing I have heard this often from test managers – “how do we measure testers’ productivity in exploratory testing?” Scripted testing allows for measuring rate of tests executed per hour, test pass progress percentage etc. but how…

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