Beta Testing to be `Bleeding Edge’

There’s an interesting New York Times article about Beta Testing for the sake of `bleeding edge’ status here. It mentions: Software testing used to be done by serious computer users. Now, testers are motivated less by service than by the status of being among the first to try the newest software. This is a trend…

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Microsoft Interview Question links

There’s been a recent spike of activity from people posting Microsoft interview questions online. Here’s some links: Chris Sells’ Questions for Testers, complete with some interesting SDE/T questions Aaron Boodman’s Interviewing at Microsoft. Good listing of SDE questions, which are usually touched upon (but not concentrated on) for Test positions Kiran Bondalapati has an older page…

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Concerns about Test Case Yields

Shrini K had an excellent question about the concept of a Test Case Yield. Test Cases can take an extraordinary amount of effort to run effectively. It’s not uncommon for a lead, manager, (or Testers themselves) to seek high bug counts to demonstrate that this effort is worthwhile. Some might find this statement alarming, but I find it…

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