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Presenter bee-ware

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This is a talk I gave to kick off the new Quality Engineering Meetup in Sydney. I thought it would be fun to draw some cartoon characters for my slides. I drew a bunny and a bee.   Cute, right? Well I’m at the point in my speaking career where I’m getting kind of bored […]

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Hexawise – more coverage, fewer tests

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Hexawise is an interesting concept. It’s worth checking out their 3-minute introduction to see what they’re talking about, but basically the idea is that with every application, there are many variables that lead to massive amounts of possible test cases. So you just enter all the different variables into Hexawise and it whittles that number […]

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When to use automated tests

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Some simple advice on automating tests. Automated tests are a very useful and impressive tool used to make testing more efficient. However, automated tests are not suited to all projects – this may be due to lack of time available, or due to technical limitations. Automated tests take time to create. Depending on the testers, […]

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Lessons learned in usability testing

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I’ve made some baby steps into the world of usability testing over the past few weeks. Here are some initial lessons I have learned. Definitely find a QUIET place to do the tests. If in a private room, it still pays to put a sign on the door to say “Usability testing in progress – […]