You write too many tests and open too many bugs

In my experience, many testers tend to identify with certain types of measurements and metrics which on the surface may seem to be desirable to maximize.  These statistics can provide feedback to the tester to indicate that they are making progress and getting something done through the course of their work.  However, when one looks…

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Just because you can test it doesn’t mean you should

A wise test lead once said to me, “do as little as possible while still ensuring quality”.  He wasn’t giving me tips on how to be a slacker =)  I think what he wanted to say was there always seems to be more work than there are people so it pays to be as efficient as…

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Creativity in Testing

One of the wonderful parts of testing software is that beyond the pure technical aspects of the discipline lie many opportunities for the tester to exercise their creativity in potentially game-changing ways.  Although we work in a field where some of the quality assurance tasks are handed down to us from previous owners (legacy test suites, existing…

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