A look into our wonderful world of testing

ScottGu, the ASP.NET Product Unit Manager, has put together quite a detailed overview of the ASP.NET testing team’s world, which maps closely to my team’s world. http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2004/10/28/249458.aspx Check out the Maddog screen shots… Picture 3 shows what we think of as a “test case”. If someone says, “hey, point me to your test case that…


Developing a Test Specification

Definitions I’ve seen the terms “Test Plan” and “Test Specification” mean slightly different things over the years. In a formal sense (at this given point in time for me), we can define the terms as follows: Test Specification – a detailed summary of what scenarios will be tested, how they will be tested, how often…


What Is Software Testing?

Getting Started If I’m going to start a blog category on software testing, it seems that I should begin with a simple, “What is Testing?” entry to make sure we’re all on the same page.  There have been countless blog entries, books, etc, written on this topic, but here is my two cents to throw…


VS 2005 Beta 1 – How did I do as a tester with my feature ownerships?

As everyone else on blogs.msdn.com, I’m really excited about the Visual Studio .NET 2005 Beta 1 release. Yes, even more excited than getting an email from BillG. =) This is the first product that I’ve worked on from the very first coding milestone to a Beta release, so I want to know how I did…


Testing Category Created

Welcome to my new Testing category. In this category, I plan to discuss what it means to test software, automation versus manual testing, different testing methodologies, black box testing, white box testing, code coverage, and all that jazz.