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Challenges in Test–Ensuring Testability/Influencing Design
Products are primarily designed for customers, yet a test team must test these products. Who is thinking about how you might test the product? If you are a tester, you better be thinking about it and providing feedback to your developers about their design. Your feedback should both be for the customer...
30 Aug 2011
Challenges in Test – Impeccable Infrastructure
In order to test a product there is always a fair amount of infrastructure needed to keep the wheels running. Just a few examples of the types of infrastructure that test requires are: Test harness Logger Common code for building test automation Reporting websites Databases for storing various...
22 Aug 2011
Challenges in Test–Proving your feature
Technorati Tags: SDET , Test When you take on a feature to test, how does one prove it is right? Generally you might work off some checklist of buckets or areas like functional, globalization, security, boundary, localization, performance, stress, etc. Then say once you have run all the tests you...
15 Aug 2011
Challenges in Test – Knowing your customer
So you know your product & the code, what else is there? Your customer! They are the ones that will be using your product to solve their real problems. Knowing your customer So your PM, Dev, & you have implemented the greatest feature. Do you know what problem this is going...
22 Mar 2011
Challenges in Test – Knowing the code & sometimes ignoring it
A tester just needs to master the art of understanding their product & then file bugs based on their findings right? Wishful thinking! You better have the technical understanding of the code your developer is writing if you intend to properly test it. Knowing the code & sometimes ignoring...
14 Mar 2011
Challenges in Test – Knowing Your Product
So you accepted the challenge of being a tester, got your machine setup with the latest version of the code, installed your product, and your manager has given you a hot new feature to test. It seems so easy. You think you can just focus on that feature, but you better think again. Problem introduction...
7 Mar 2011
Challenges in Test – Introduction
This time of year at Microsoft is when we have what we call our Mid Year Career Discussion (MYCD). Note that this is not a Mid Year Review, but instead a Career Discussion as the intent is for you to specifically reflect on & discuss your career development. As such I was reflecting on a topic that...
28 Feb 2011
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