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Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • EuroSTAR

    Delivering Difficult Messages

    You're the test manager on a project where there are many unresolved critical bugs that could have major customer impacts. You have not yet been able ...

    • 30/07/2011
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    User Acceptance Testing – Ensuring Customer Satisfaction

    With technology underlying every business process today and given the pace at which new technologies are emerging, there is a need for enterprises to ...

    • 28/07/2011
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    Testuff Customer Feature Request Story

    In a perfect world, we (the software providers) should have enough time to develop and complete the perfect product - one that it is intuitive, easy t...

    • 26/07/2011
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    When Requirements turn bad.

    The issue was that I was pressing the manager for a date by when all the code would be tested and all the big fixes checked. One of the frustrations t...

    • 24/07/2011
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    Mergers, Acquisitions and data shock

    The news that Tom Alexander is stepping down as chief executive of Everything Everywhere (the name of the company that was formed after the merger of ...

    • 22/07/2011
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    Estimating SOA and Web Service Testing Phases

    A few people have been asking us recently what factors influence SOA and Web Service test phase estimation. We've gathered some thoughts here for you ...

    • 22/07/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Inspire & Motivate Your Teams Through Learning

    As this was one of the more popular articles of 2010 we decided to republish it here in case any of you missed it...enjoy! My passion is in buildin...

    • 21/07/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Magic Bullet – Completely Automate the Testing Effort

    This is a follow-up blog post on Test automation for the blog entry by Sanju Pillai here titled " Effective Planning, Right Expectations, Skilled Reso...

    • 20/07/2011
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    Preparing your Team for the Future

    (This article first appeared in the EuroSTAR Newletter in October, 2008) Introduction "Those young people that do not respect their parents and try ...

    • 20/07/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    The Art of Throw-Away Test Automation

    Test automation has failed to date simply because we could not afford to throw it away. Creating any form of automation takes effort and time, when th...

    • 20/07/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Effective Planning, Right Expectations, Skilled Resources are Key Indicators for Test Automation Success

    Ensuring application quality has become one of the key IT challenges given the time and budgetary constraints in the current economic scenario. There ...

    • 20/07/2011
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    Testers versus developers, fire and water…

    What a load of crap! I'm a software testing professional for over 16 years now and sure, I played the game 'blame the developers'. I too once kept a ...

    • 18/07/2011
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    Why data testing is a Boardroom issue. But all too often is not

    So once your products are all they should be, what then? The clue is in the paragraph above, i.e. 'customers expect'. And boy, don't they, and if comp...

    • 15/07/2011
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    Performance testing tool licenses: inhibiting realistic performance testing?

    I don't voice angry opinions in public very often, but the sheer number of high profile website crashes that have occurred this year, makes my blood b...

    • 15/07/2011
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    Evolution of a Tester

    My talk at EuroSTAR this year, entitled "An Evolution into Specification by Example", discusses the progress of the development team at my organisatio...

    • 13/07/2011
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    Knowledge sharing among teams: work worlds field trips and science fairs

    The below tweets left me thinking, and base for this blog post: "@lisacrispin: Some folks from another s/w co did a field trip to our office today,...

    • 13/07/2011
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    How to become a better manual tester

    Manual testing isn't rocket science exactly(i can say this because i fall into this category), anyone with a common sense and empathy to understand cu...

    • 13/07/2011
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    Determining Business Risks for Testing

    This article first appeared in the EuroSTAR Newsletter in October 2009. Testers know that there will never be enough time or money to test everythi...

    • 13/07/2011
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    Performance Testing or Application Failure? Get Ready

    With business apps going beyond the corporate walls to the web, the implications on IT have increased more than ever. There is an increased pressure o...

    • 08/07/2011
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    Complex Database Migrations Need Right Testing

    Cost savings, consolidation, standardization, operational efficiency, performance, new technologies and so on, reasons might be plenty that drive most...

    • 07/07/2011
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    Discussing Quality: What is good? What is bad? What is ugly?

    Zeger Van Hese ia a test consultant working at CTG Belgium. Shmuel Gershon is a Testing Engineer at Intel Corporation. Both are EuroSTAR 2011 Online A...

    • 06/07/2011
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    Learning from Conferences

    In my opinion, the most important thing we can do to improve, both personally and together with our teams, is learn. When we learn about new ideas or ...

    • 05/07/2011
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    Lessons learnt in Data Migration

    When I began working on a data migration project last year, I did not have much idea as to what it could entail. I did not have much experience with d...

    • 04/07/2011
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    Everything you want to know but were afraid to ask about the Team STAR award

    We, the TeamSTAR winners of EclipseIT 2010, were asked to give you the ingredients for a successful application for the Team Star Award. And of course...

    • 01/07/2011
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  • EuroSTAR

    Bringing Reality in Software Testing and Project Management

    I often find it challenging in projects (Development/Testing) about how "real" we are in doing what we do. It has occurred several times that timeline...

    • 01/07/2011
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