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Making the invisible visible since 1987

July, 2005

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    Take My Ideas, Please!

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    Someone told me recently that ideas aren't worth anything if they aren't shared. For sure I have way more ideas than I will ever have time to implement! So I've added a new articles category "Ideas" where I will periodically post various of my ideas....
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    The LFM Applied

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    Jerrad is writing a Logical Functional Model for a website. He is approaching the problem exactly right: figure out what the user actions are, and then organize them into a user-sane order. His example is all about searching, so the LFM could be very...
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    Now *That's* A Tester!

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    Hans Bjordahl's very funny comic Bug Bash is published in an internal newsletter. The most recent strip is the best visualization of Ultimate Testerness I've seen. Hans gave me permission to post it here since it's not available on his site yet:
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    Verily, 'Tis Truth

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    Your Logical Functional Model lets you write test cases from your user's point of view, test cases that focus on what is being done rather than how it is being done. Your Physical Object Model lets your test cases ignore the details behind interacting...
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    No Guts, But Lots Of Glory

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    My previous post hinted that the Physical Object Model takes advantage of some underlying magic that makes different types of controls look similar. This "smudging" of controls into similarity comes courtesy of the controls abstraction layer. While...
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    A Peek Behind The Curtains

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    With the LFM defined and hooked up to Execution Behaviors it makes sense to move on to defining the Physical Object Model . The POM is often the simplest part because it's just a straightforward API around the user interface. Given Surveyor's UI: ...
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