The Future of Testing Blog
Business innovation thrives with software innovation and quality matters now more than ever. Application teams are running to keep up with business demand by embracing the technologies and methodologies that will help them build faster with confidence to engage consumers, go mobile and release continuously. How does a modern testing team keep up? This blog will focus on the importance and role of the tester, the innovations in testing processes, test tools, test automation solutions and best practices and discuss how to balance speed with quality through Agile, mobile, web, composite and cloud application testing.

6 steps to write test cases using exploratory testing methods

hpdiscover13.pngAt HP Discover 2013 Las Vegas we compared the power of a Jedi’s light saber with manual testers using HP Sprinter. Both need to use the force to complete their task.

 

 Manual testers need to communicate detailed information to a developer or business user; they usually rely on some form of written communications in the form of a very detailed test case or defect. In my opinion, having to communicate information on this level is like having to disassemble and reassemble your blaster between every shot.

 

 Let’s take a look at this task and see if there is a better way to communicate between testers and developers. Follow me on this journey, won’t you?

Systematic vs. exploratory testing -- AKA -- Spock vs. Anakin Skywalker

st2.jpgQueue the theme to “Star Trek” (Captain Kirk, not any other). Your mission is to find the right process and methodologies for your testing group. To further complicate matters, your organization has a hard time deciding on SDLC processes or strategies.  And the Romulans are going to attack at any minute.

 

Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on. 
-- Kirk in 'A Taste of Armageddon'

Are you satisfied with your manual testing practices, pace and productivity?

Is your QA team able to keep up with the growing rate of change, growing rate of complexity, growing number of distributed team, heterogynous technologies composite applications and hybrid infrastructures ?

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Manual Testing in an Agile world - HP Sprinter

Agile methodologies promise faster development and time to market of Applications; on the other hand, testing is expected to happen continuously as part of each iteration or cycle and not only at the end of the full development. Whether your organization is predominantly Agile or is working in a hybrid model of both Agile and traditional lifecycle methods, in today’s world, QA teams are being asked to increase productivity, efficiency and shrink testing time. How to achieve that?

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  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
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