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Jul 12

Issues with Image Matching/Analog Automation Approach

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Be careful with this approach.  It is a form of analog testing and I would be hesitant on using an analog test automation approach these days.  If this is your only option then fine, however test automation tools have advanced enough that you can normally find one that will interface at the object level with […]

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Jul 12

QC Not Running a QTP Script

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Situation: When running a QuickTest Pro test script from a test set within the Quality Center, it will sometimes hang without ever connecting to QTP.  The “Automatic Runner” window appears to hang (become unresponsive) with the Status field empty and it just sits there doing nothing and never runs the script no matter how long […]

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Jul 12

Why Write Test Cases?

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There was a recent question raised that asked “why write test cases if you already know the functionality of the application?”   This an interesting point of view that unfortunately is fairly common actually.  I think a lot of people take this perspective because they have so much work to do that taking the time to […]

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May 12

LCSAJ

Category: Programming, Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on LCSAJ

LCSAJ – This stands for Linear Code Sequence and Jump (LCSAJ) coverage.  This is actually a neat concept but in today’s high paced development environments, very few shops will dedicate the time to do this properly because it takes a lot of time to execute completely (it is typically done in mission critical systems and […]

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May 12

Test Metrics & Reports

Category: Management, Quality Center, Test Management | Comments Off on Test Metrics & Reports

“If you don’t measure it, how can you manage it?” is a great phrase that applies to test management.  In order to effectively manage a team, you need to track results and report on them if you expect to make meaningful decisions.  In software testing that means tracking testing progress and defects at a minimum.  […]

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May 12

Adding New Tabs using Memo Fields in QC

Category: Quality Center, Test Management | Comments Off on Adding New Tabs using Memo Fields in QC

Most people realize that you can create several different types of custom fields in the Quality Center, like “Number”, “String”, “Lookup List”, “User List” and “Date” (note: this article is based on the Quality Center version 10).
But did you know that you can also create a “memo” field which is basically a large multi-edit field […]

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Apr 12

Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

Category: Leadership, Management, Test Management | Comments Off on Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

I read a great article today on the Inc.com website.  The article was titled “8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses” written  by Geoffrey James and was very true to the differences  between exceptional bosses that truly know how to manage and lead, versus the managers that really struggle with how to do it right. 

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Mar 12

How detailed should manual test cases be?

Category: Management, Quality Center, Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on How detailed should manual test cases be?

This topic came up recently and a lot of discussion was made on it but I think it can be summarized pretty simple based on my experience – write the test steps with enough detail that a person who knows nothing about the functionality can execute the test case and verify the requirement without having […]

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Oct 11

Quality Center Backup Strategy

If implemented properly, the Quality Center will become an incredible resource for all your testing information in your test team and become the core for your test strategy & methodology.  Because of this it is extremely important for you to protect this information with not only proper security but to backup this information in order […]

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Oct 11

Web Browser Versions, Stats and Testing

Category: Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on Web Browser Versions, Stats and Testing

If your business is on the internet, then you need to be concerned with how your website looks on the various browsers that are currently available to users.  You never know what browser a user is going to use to view your website, and if it doesn’t look good then they will leave and you […]

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