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Blog Spy Vol 53: A Weekly Round-up From The Software Testing Blogosphere

  • 15/07/2014
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Welcome to the latest edition of EuroSTAR’s Blog Spy, a round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry that have caught our eye in the last week:

A Map for Testability – Adam Knight

“As I wrote in my post Putting your Testability Socks On there are a wealth of benefits to building testability into your software. Given this, it is somewhat surprising that many folks working in Software don’t consider the idea of testability.”

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Shakespeare’s lost (test) scripts … – Mike Talks

Mike muses on and creates a novel post on what a Shakespeare written test script migh look like.

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“Bug In The Test” vs. “Bug In The Product” – Eric Jacobson

An open letter by Eric Jacobson to Test Automaters. He would like more information in their testing reports.

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Agile Testing in Distributed Teams – Milind Patil and Laura Perales

“We have been doing “Pair management” for more than one year at Fronter and thanks to our colaboration we have managed something that a lot of companies struggle with: Agile testing in distributed teams. So if you work in one of these companies, here you will find a few tips to make it work.”

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Testing inside your timebox: Death to the hardening sprint – Chris Wright

“The emergence of agile methods has been heralded in the software development community as a preferable alternative to traditional waterfall practices. However, some aspects of waterfall still exist among quality assurance teams as organizations continue to grapple with making the full transition to agile. Even features that have become synonymous with the agile movement may have traces of waterfall in them. One such example is the misuse of hardening sprints.”

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Setting up usability testing for an innovative medical device – Patrick Duisters

“In this blog post I will tell you about how I initiated and lead usability testing of a new medical DNA analysis system in a young company. I will share details on how and what I have done to test and verify the user-friendliness and learnability of the system in a regulatory environment and what I learned from applicable standards.”

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On Software Quality and Software Testing – Pete Walen

Pete Walen considers the relationship between Quality of Software and Software Testing, the meaning of these phrases, when they should not be used and when they should be used.

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The name of the thing is not the thing – Ash Winter

Ash Winter offers his thoughts on the the debate about what the phrases Quality Assurance and Testing mean and how they should be interpretated.

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