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Philosophy of Defect Resolutions

One of the foundation processes in any company that produces software is the defect lifecycle. It is primarily this process that describes how Development and Testing interact around an issue or defect report. There is typically an emphasis on how … Continue reading

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Defect Tracking – Selecting the Right Tool

Effective defect tracking is a critical activity in any software development project, and having the right tool to do the job is just as critical. A defect tracking system is a tool solution intended for: the tracking of project issues, … Continue reading

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New Project? Where are the Templates?

A guiding principle in the software industry, considering the wide range of project scope and constraints, is to “use the processes and tools appropriate to the size, complexity, and impact of your project”. For instance, each of the following situations … Continue reading

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Pot-holes on the Road to Automation

Testing costs can be a significant part of the project with software project managers spending up to half of their project budget on testing. But how do you make testing more cost effective so that you are getting more done … Continue reading

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Create a Lightweight Testing Framework

Are you ready to take on the challenges of the new project? Are you knowledgeable of the latest in testing tools and techniques? What will be the ramification of not testing the product adequately? How will this impact your future … Continue reading

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Performance Testing and the World Wide Web

Today’s client/server systems are expected to perform reliably under loads ranging from hundreds to thousands of simultaneous users. The fast growing number of mission critical applications (e-commerce, e-business, contents management, etc.) accessible through the Internet makes web site performance an … Continue reading

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COTS Tools vs. Scripting Languages for Test Automation

What is COTS? COTS stands for “Commercial Off-The-Shelf” and is often used in reference to software products or tools supplied by third-party vendors. These COTS test automation tools are created to help you in automating some or all of your … Continue reading

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Data-Driven Testing

One of the risks of any application is being able to do enough testing in the time available. Another common risk is getting at those critical components behind the GUI to ensure that they are as bug free as possible … Continue reading

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eXtreme Testing – Ramp Up and Keep Up!

eXtreme Programming, or ‘XP’ as it is also known, is a relatively new development methodology (~4 years old), which treats software development as a ‘jigsaw’ puzzle: a product is slowly built by adding small pieces to a larger body of … Continue reading

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