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Monthly Archives: October 2010

  • EuroSTAR

    Understood? No, I understood!!!

    Just when I was about to shut down the computer, my sister said: Anna Anna, idhi type chei [Hey brother, please type this for me] and handed a one pag...

    • 26/10/2010
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    Thank you – EuroSTAR 2010 BlogSTAR

    20102010 - October 20th 2010 - The Big Day It was a big day for me. The three finalists of BlogSTAR were announced on that day. After six weeks of ...

    • 23/10/2010
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    Contest is over — Congratulations to Ajay :)

    Today was voting day at EuroSTAR conferences. Adam Brown, Ajay Balamurugadas and me were the three finalists out of the other excelent bloggers. ...

    • 20/10/2010
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    Cast your Vote Today for your Favourite Blogger

    The 3 finalists have been selected - congratulations to Adam, Ajay & Shmuel for their excellent work in getting this far. Today is the day to v...

    • 20/10/2010
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    Tomorrow is ‘Voting Day’ for BlogSTAR 2010!

    We have had great fun devising and running new campaigns this year and BlogSTAR was certainly one of the highlights. We asked testers to contribute o...

    • 19/10/2010
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    my last salute

    After weeks of blogging the end is near. I enjoyed the blogging very much and I hoped that anybody has enjoyed my short thoughts about testing. Anyway...

    • 15/10/2010
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    Thank you BlogSTAR :)

    This will be my last post for the BlogSTAR competition. When I registered for the BlogSTAR competition, I thought this should be not very difficult...

    • 15/10/2010
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    BlogStar contest final post! Thanks for the past weeks full of fun – by Shmuel Gershon

    I would like to use this blog post to thank a bunch of people. Thanks to the EuroSTAR folks, for organizing the contest and letting us share our vi...

    • 15/10/2010
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    Reporting the whole instead of the usual “you missed a spot” – by Shmuel Gershon

    The role of testing (or one of them) is to reveal information -- we don't create information (though we create ways to uncover it), we don't make bugs...

    • 15/10/2010
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    Testing with the End in Mind

    In his masterpiece "The 7 habits of Highly Effective People", Stephen R. Covey  gives a lot of advice that can readily be applied to testing. Here, ...

    • 15/10/2010
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    Provactive test management part 3, by Ard Kramer

    After two examples of provocative test management, it is time for part 3, how to coach your colleagues to achieve high quality using humor. "It is ...

    • 15/10/2010
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    Testing is in our blood

    On agile teams, testing is more of a role, than a job description. Testers, programmers and designers know some aspects of each other's work, and can ...

    • 15/10/2010
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    Contagious Testing

    I was really enthusiastic about the theme for this year's conference, as I am passionate about sharing my views and experiences. However, I wasn't sel...

    • 14/10/2010
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    Summary of Alan Page’s “Test Strategy Thoughts” webinar – by Shmuel Gershon

    Webinar Conference, October/14/2010 Speed Notes! Summary of: Test Strategy Thoughts As lectured by: Alan Page Proposition: I was inspired by the...

    • 14/10/2010
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    Magical Testing

    Last year Michael Bolton was in India and I attended his course on Rapid Software Testing [http://www.developsense.com/rstm.html]. The two day course ...

    • 14/10/2010
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    Provactive test management part 2, by Ard Kramer

    After my first example of provocative test management, it is time for part 2, how to coach your colleagues to achieve high quality using humor. Provo...

    • 14/10/2010
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    Discovering Context: Meaning in the Leaning – by Erik Petersen

    Look at the picture below, but pretend it is only of the 3 people in the bottom right corner. What would you think they are doing? Presuming they are ...

    • 14/10/2010
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    Dhanyavad !! :)

    Well ,  I have really enjoyed myself here at  and  want to say ( i.e.    in Hindi) to the organisers ,  blogging peers here at BlogSTAR , reade...

    • 14/10/2010
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    Performance testing of web applications across multiple browsers

    Very often when we carry out performance testing of web applications, we pay attention to server side performance, whereas client side performance is ...

    • 14/10/2010
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  • EuroSTAR

    Bring out your pencil and paper

    • 13/10/2010
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    Testing waterfallacy (3 of 3)

    In my previous entry in this series, I spoke of collaboration of testers with developers. I will start this post about the part of the company, the em...

    • 13/10/2010
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    Our inquisitive selves

    This was triggered by an excellent post by Ajay. He spoke of the inquisitive nature of children, one thing most of us inhibit as part of adult cultur...

    • 13/10/2010
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    Exploring and Interacting with Web Services – Demo for EuroStar, by Shmuel Gershon

    Hello EuroSTAR blog readers! Like Monty Python says, "and now for something completely different": I've been posting musings about software testing a...

    • 13/10/2010
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    Just for laughs :) :)

    I enjoy the developer - tester mails that float around  J  and hence putting up a couple of funny write up on the same. You may have received them ...

    • 13/10/2010
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    Bring out your pencil and paper – Testing crossword answers

    ACROSS A logical expression that can be evaluated as true or false is called a _____ ( CONDITION) 4. A test environment is also calle...

    • 13/10/2010
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    A big Testing Lesson from a Cellphone Bug – by Shmuel Gershon

    Hi all! I hope you are enjoying all the guest blogging going on the EuroSTAR blog, I'm certainly having a blast. Today's story is interesting. My...

    • 13/10/2010
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    ‘Testing – Questioning – A child can teach you’ by Ajay Balamurugadas

    The last weekend was special to me. Weekend Testing (http://weekendtesting.com/) was back after a break. There were some new faces and I was happy to ...

    • 11/10/2010
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    How are we doing? The Software Testers Benchmark By Ard Kramer

    How are we doing? that was the subject of a discussion about testers I had with Tim Koomen on EuroSTAR 2009. Do we have any figures on where we stand ...

    • 11/10/2010
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    EuroSTAR eBook “A Lucky Shot at Agile”, reviewed by Shmuel Gershon

    Hello all! For this weekend's read, I downloaded and printed the (free!) "A Lucky Shot at Agile" eBookwritten by Zeger Van Hese. It is a best-paper...

    • 10/10/2010
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    Agile Testing Days – Thursday, Open Space

    Just over half of the final day was Open Space, as it also had 3 more keynotes. Isabel Evans had titled her keynote: Becoming Great ...(anything): ...

    • 10/10/2010
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  • EuroSTAR

    In , Out of the Box Thinking @ Testing

    In a language class , the teacher wrote a sentence ' A woman without her man is nothing' and asked the students to punctuate it. Given below is the...

    • 08/10/2010
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    ‘Why did the tester look both ways while crossing a one way street’ by Ajay Balamurugadas

    Being part of online discussions is sometimes interesting. A dull day at work can be easily forgotten by some of the discussions. One such discussion ...

    • 08/10/2010
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    Software Testing and Ethical Hacking? By Adam Brown

    I met up with an old Girlfriend of mine recently for dinner. We see each other regularly, and she mentioned that her parents often ask how I'm doing a...

    • 08/10/2010
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    Taking the ‘test’ out of in ‘Contest’ – by Shmuel Gershon

    Yesterday my company (Intel Corp) held a conference for Software Professionals in Israel. One of the activities, along with the technical lectures, wa...

    • 08/10/2010
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  • EuroSTAR

    Inspire & Motivate Your Teams Through Learning by Lynn McKee

    This is an article taken from the July edition of STAR Tester, EuroSTAR's monthly newsletter. Lynn will be speaking at EuroSTAR 2010 in Copenhagen lat...

    • 07/10/2010
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    Shana Tova – Happy New Year!! from Shmuel Gershon

    שנה הלכה שנה באה אני כפי ארימה. שנה טובה לך, אבא, שנה טובה לך, אמא.(link) "For auld lang syn...

    • 07/10/2010
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    Sailing the 3 of C’s of Software Testing – By Adam Brown

    The 3 C's of software testing: "Collaboration Collaboration Collaboration". Software Testing can be a quite lonely and isolated profession at times...

    • 07/10/2010
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    Counterattack Elves by Ajay Balamurugadas

    My colleagues say that I have a bad habit - 'I change the password of test machines which I use'. I consider it to be a good habit and not a bad habit...

    • 07/10/2010
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    Trias Politica by Ard Kramer

    Trias Politica is what a colleague yelled on our work floor. I don't know the occasion but my reaction was Yes that has something to do with testing! ...

    • 07/10/2010
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    Agile Testing Days in Berlin (Wednesday) ; self-certification

    I didn't post yet about Tuesday because I had prioritized preparing my presentation for Wednesday. Michael Bolton kicked off the day telling us teste...

    • 07/10/2010
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    Close the tool and start exploring – Jesper Ottosen

    A good colleague of mine said to me the other day: "You know, I would prefer if the testers prepared the testcases in QC, then closed the tool and sta...

    • 06/10/2010
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    Here I am , this is me and I have put forth some testing tees for u 2 see :)

    Hello   everybody! This is my first post here at BlogSTAR , hence, thought of keeping it short and sweet I enjoy collecting quotes, one liners...

    • 06/10/2010
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    Re-Thinking System-Level Testing – Introduction, Paul Gerrard

    This is the first in a series of short essays in which I will set out an approach to test design, preparation and execution that involves testers earl...

    • 06/10/2010
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    Nice to meet you! – by Shmuel Gershon

    Hi! I'm Shmuel Gershon, and I'll be sharing here a few blog posts for the BlogStar competition. Together with a lot of other colleagues, we'll be co...

    • 06/10/2010
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  • EuroSTAR

    Are you up to the test?

    According to a recent BBC report, internet sales grew at their quickest rate since the recession during July. If forecasters are to be believed, the e...

    • 06/10/2010
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    What makes software successful?

    As the project I'm working on is starting to come together and draw to a close, I find myself thinking about what happens when it goes live and the us...

    • 06/10/2010
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    Scouting and Testing – Ajay Balamurugadas

    Few weeks back, my cousin who is a 'Girl Guide' asked for some help in her school activities. Being a recipient of ' President's Badge' in Scouting, I...

    • 05/10/2010
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    Performance Testing Matters!!!

    In this age of fast, faster, fastest, the performance of any software application/system is an important yardstick of evaluation of the application/sy...

    • 05/10/2010
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    Agile Testing Days in Berlin: Day 1, Tutorials.

    This year I hadn't just travelled to Berlin to attend the conference and do a presentation. My colleague Anko Tijman and myself also did a tutorial to...

    • 05/10/2010
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    Beer testing by Teemu Vesala

    I - unfortunately - have rarely time for weekend testing. It sounds good, but with big family (4 kids and ages between 5 and 13) weekends are too busy...

    • 04/10/2010
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    Hi, please help me!!! by Ajay Balamurugadas

    As a tester, I feel it is good to gather information from as many sources as possible. The more information we have about any process or product, it m...

    • 04/10/2010
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    The ultimate agile experience by Ard Kramer

    I have the pleasure of coaching a new colleague on his first test job. He works hard on his project, where a data warehouse is being build with all ki...

    • 03/10/2010
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    Discovering Context: Accidental Inventions – by Erik Petersen

    This blog will focus on discovering context, a key aspect of all software testing.  Context is king, and essential to understand what you are testing...

    • 02/10/2010
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    Oops… I just stole your password

    Hmh... wrong password, so I submit it again. And my password is stolen. Why? I'm calling myself evil tester. For many people it sounds negative ter...

    • 02/10/2010
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    Testing waterfallacy (1 of 3)

    In talking with other testers about their experiences on projects that apply iterative methods, I often hear a lot of friction in aligning their work ...

    • 01/10/2010
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    Beat the blog application again

    I am really curious how this system works in different kind of cases. The content management system and blog is using ASP.NET. Unfortunately that fram...

    • 01/10/2010
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    Emotions and Testing – Emotional Testing?

    Develop an EXPERIENCE, not a mindless tool After reading Vesna Leonard's blog post titled - 'You are NOT like any other QA or tester I've ever met', ...

    • 01/10/2010
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    Get your bug fixed

    *Sigh* One bug found again from the blog software. This is re-post, because the submit form accepted my previous topic:"Get that #¤%¤ bug fixed" but...

    • 01/10/2010
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    How do you evaluate testers? by Shmuel Gershon

    I frequent many of online forums. It's a great way to grow and learn, as the discussions are fantastic opportunities to challenge us with questions we...

    • 01/10/2010
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