notes and rants

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July, 2006

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    Testing != Bug finding

    It’s probably been close to five years since I was in a room filled with twenty or so test leads and blurted out “it’s not the job of test to find bugs”. On that particular day, you could have heard a pin drop, but over time, that team – as well as other...
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    Test case design using patterns

    I’m still thinking about test case design, and I am liking the idea of test patterns more and more. Most of the functional techniques we commonly think of (like equivalence class partitioning / BVA or combinatorial analysis) can be thought of as test...
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    Designing Tests

    I’ve been thinking a lot recently about test case design. How can we, as professional testers, write the minimum amount of tests to generate the maximum amount of product verification and defect detection? When both flow control and input parameters ...
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