Team System how-to videos up on asp.net

There are some really sweet videos over on the asp.net site to help kick start users of VSTS. The videos are typically 8-10 minutes long and to-the-point. Very useful for those that are looking for quick starters or help with a specific scenario. Personally, I love these kind of videos as compared to the lengthy…

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Could I video-record your bug, please?

Have you ever video recorded your desktop while executing a test case and attached the video as a repro in your bug to the dev? I haven’t. I agree it sounds cool to be able to do it, but in 4 years of testing, I have never seen anyone do it either. Most people I talk to think it’s cool…

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Who said taking screenshots was easy?

Continuing the manual test thread that I started last week, here is a pain point that I experienced first hand while doing a bout of manual testing during a bug bash yesterday. When I file a bug, I need to attach an image to the bug to elucidate the erring scenario. Each time I had…

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Manual testing – where art thou?

Back after a long time. I’ve been reading an assorted mix of testing related blogs and articles on the web lately and I’ve had a chance to go through some very interesting ones. One common observation that I have made though is that there are very few articles that pertain to manual testing in specific;…

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How do I write a test spec?

Jeke Green asks me via the Email link “Hi Anutthara, I enjoyed reading your Spec Reviews for world class testers post and esp liked the world class testers part 🙂 I am new to testing and want to understand how to write a “world class” test plan firstly. Is there any resource that you would recommend for that?”…

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Estimate, guesstimate, pest-i-mate

You are sitting in your office peacefully looking at the newly written specs for v1.1 of your product. You poke around at some code for that tool you always wanted to write – but the ship pressures didn’t let you. As you glance at your inbox, there is an innocuous looking mail from your test…

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Spec reviews for world class testers

Hi – I have created a new category called Testing in my blog to track all my testing related posts, of which I am going to post in plenty, you bet! We are sooooo close to shipping, that I can almost see it around the corner. That motivated me to get my butt going on…