Automation

Writing robust test scripts

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Automated test cases are a wonderful thing in theory. It’s great to be able to just set them running overnight and see what failed in the morning. But if your test scripts aren’t robust, then your cases are going to be as unreliable as a clock made of jelly, and that will make the test […]

Manual testing

The lazy methodology, part II

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As it turns out, there is a second part to the Lazy Methodology. As well as finding bugs as a result of programmer laziness, you can also find bugs as a result of tester laziness.   It’s pretty simple, way simpler than Part I. You just have to look through the list of current or […]

Manual testing

The lazy methodology

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Hi again all, welcome once more to a wonderful journey into the world of testing. Or, as we in the industry like to call it, “Testopia”.   Today I shall introduce to you what I call the “Lazy methodology”. The irony of this name is that it actually requires some thinking power to use it, […]

Manual testing

Testing philosophy

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To start with, I thought I’d explain a testing methodology that I have been using for my entire testing career (must be about 7 or 8 months now which is almost long enough to have a baby so that’s a long time alright?).   This style of testing is kind of like catching a bear. […]