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Entries from 2009

  • Context-free Guessing

    Jon Bach: I blogged previously about the coolest movies and TV shows that have a testing allegory, but sometimes it's a TV show that has nothing to do with testing that inspires thoughts about testing.

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  • Using Code Coverage in Test

    Why 100% code coverage isn't the same as 100% test coverage, and the benefits of using code coverage tools during a test cycle.

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  • Equivalence Class Partitioning

    Taking a look at Equivalence Class Partitioning and using it to reduce redundancy in testing.

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  • Structures in Exploration

    Isn't exploration unscripted, unrehearsed, extemporaneous, ad hoc, make-it-up-as-you go, random, thoughtless testing? And isn't that the point? To let Serendipity help you find bugs by having you bump into them by accident?

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  • What your QA colleagues are talking about right now (online)

    For those of you not on Twitter (yet), there's a constant party happening around the world. It's an intellectual party of testers and you're invited.

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  • Managing Test Automation with Bugs

    Who polices the police? Writing test automation has a tendency to slip into an ad hoc approach, but subjecting it to the same QA process as any other project can streamline the work.

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  • Time is on My Watch: The Oft-Forgotten Role of QA Management

    Most of the effort of a QA manager is not to manage time, but to manage within time. The effort is spent on process. Streamlining. Documenting. Tracking. Measuring.

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