Entries tagged with: Testing

Model-Based Testing – Learning Experience

By PQATesting

October 6, 2012 - Testing

As a software tester, I find that using models is very helpful. Models allow us to understand a business process or how a system should behave in a given situation. In my practice of software testing, I keep sketches of a system’s behavior in various forms: UML, data flow, flowchart and so on,...

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When To Get Serious About Testing

By Trevor Atkins, Senior Test Consultant

January 24, 2013 - Testing

Some years back, I taught a course on software configuration management.  In that course, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks to integrating change control within the software development process considering that the software is being actively developed or matured during that process.  A...

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The Science of Testing

By Christin Wiedemann, Co-CEO & Chief Scientist

April 1, 2013 - Testing

The best way to approach a problem is typically to look at it from different angles, to turn it over and to discuss it until a solution can be found.  Similarly, it is important to try to bring different perspectives into your work to develop your skills and extend your toolbox.  This article...

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Into The Unknown: Entering The World Of Software Testing

By Richard Lu, Quality Detective

May 6, 2013 - Testing

I recently joined PQA as a quality detective and, being a novice tester who has just entered the field of testing, I would like to share some of my thoughts based on my experience from the past couple of weeks. I have organized my ideas into this question and answer article. Of course, the list...

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Software Developers and Testers: Friends or Foes?

By Jonathan Duncan, Vice President, Delivery

May 16, 2013 - Testing

I have often observed situations where developers and testers working on the same project seem to be in a constant struggle with each other. But why – why are the two different roles so prone to working against each other rather than working together? My personal view on the subject has actually...

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More Than A Spell Checker

By Lisa Walsh, CQA Tester

August 19, 2013 - Testing

When people ask me what I do at PQA, I always pause before I answer. Not because I don’t know what I do, but because I’m never quite sure how to tell people I have a cool job that allows me to develop new skills and learn new technologies daily. What is it I do? I’m a content tester. The title is...

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We Are Not The Quality Police

By Sherry Heinze, Senior Test Consultant

December 3, 2013

I started my testing career as part of a user group that did analysis, technical writing, training and testing in the Systems Department of an insurance company at a time when having nontechnical people involved in software development was very unusual.  We provided informal requirements and told...

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