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  • Blog Post: Catch your elusive bugs..

    Few weeks ago, I did presentationt to my QA team about how they can found elusive bugs faster and easier. I think that this information can be useful information to any one who tests a Windows application. Please feel free to share your opinion on this PPT.
  • Blog Post: We are building city than just a building...

    Few weeks ago, I got some time to think about how we should approach to our S/W design/test engineering. IMHO, in many cases, we end up like building construction. I think that it is making sense to see an application as a building which has many internal components and aspects. it has fairly complex...
  • Blog Post: my opion on TDD...

    Around me, I'm seeing some people who are very deep into TDD. Well, as QA, whenever I heard their mythical belief on TDD, It makes me think why TDD is believed that much. TDD, it sounds like very testing oriented. yes it is. I agree. and it is good approach. but is it all? and can it find all issues...
  • Blog Post: While you do test your program...

    In most times, while I do dogfood/test VisualStudio 2005, I put them under debugger to monitor several things... - First Chance AV - Unhandled Exception - Userbreaks from System to process under debugger - Appverifier(a tool which is part of Application Compatibility Toolset) notification...
  • Blog Post: Last minute issues...

    You may read many articles and books about Testing and many of them said that the earlier you find issues, the better overall. Is that really true? well, based on my experience, Yes, it is true. However it is always possible for all issues? No it is not. There are some issues which we may find...
  • Blog Post: Testing System vs Testing component....

    Recently I got question on myself about how I do balance between System level testing and component level testing. First of all, I may need to notify that I'm QAing on heavily UI involved components which are working with many other components from other teams. System level testing means that you...
  • Blog Post: Remove OLE Exception filer

    Sometimes, we are seeing random hangs or crashes with our testing product. well when we actually look into the post issue state, in many cases it is not easy to understand what causes the problem. One of the reasons not to see the cause is because the errornous situations are already dealt automatically...
  • Blog Post: Why QA need to read source code...

    Many cases, QAs are working based on test plan which is generated based on - Spec of feature - User scenarios - Feedback from Dev/PM - Previous experiences - Etc... However we oftenly miss the apect of understanding the feature at the code level. well some people may not agree with...
  • Blog Post: Test code, Can they be re-used for next version?

    I have worked on same product about 5 years. and I have shipped three different product cycles and now I'm working on next version. Over this period, whenever we moved over to the new version, one of problem was to convert or rewrite test code. you may think that it is not a big deal. but if you have...
  • Blog Post: Why QA?

    QA is very important part in other industries. especially for those which produce human safety related products like cars, medical equipment and others... But why in S/W industry QA(Quality Assuring) is less valued in general? Well, in my work place, I can see that it is valued higher than other...
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