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BlogSpy Vol 75: The latest round-up of software testing blogs from around the blogosphere

  • 23/12/2014
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Welcome to the latest edition of Eurostar’s BlogSpy, a round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry that have caught our eye in the last week.


Riskdriven test – Nicolai L. Nielsen

“Risk-driven testing is for obvious reasons in need of risk-definitions or priorities. Obtaining these might be difficult in cases where the framework or organization does not support the risk-driven test setup.”

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Let’s Test Oz changed me – Anders Dinsen

Anders Dinsen writes about how his experiences at Let’s Test Oz and how it changed his outlook.

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Christmas is a time for Giving and Forgiving – Colin Cherry

Tester and blogger Colin Cherry is making a Christmas gift to his readers by offering his services to the most worthy free of charge.

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The Cycles of TDD – Robert C. Martin

“When you first learn Test Driven Development, it sounds simple and easy. If you learned it in 1999, like I did, the rule was to simply write your unit tests first. Indeed, we called it Test First Design back then.”

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Chess and Testing, Strategy and Tactics – Maaret Pyhäjärvi

The article about strategies of chess did not describe strategies very successfully. And it was the same with examples of test strategies. Looking at them, they appear as lists of selected tactics, founded in an analysis of the product, most often not documenting the why part of the selection. Strategies and tactics are intertwined.

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Testing on the Toilet: Truth: a fluent assertion framework – Dori Reuveni and Kurt Alfred Kluever

As engineers, we spend most of our time reading existing code, rather than writing new code. Therefore, we must make sure we always write clean, readable code. The same goes for our tests; we need a way to clearly express our test assertions. Truth is an open source, fluent testing framework for Java designed to make your test assertions and failure messages more readable. The fluent API makes reading (and writing) test assertions much more natural, prose-like, and discoverable in your IDE via autocomplete.”

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How to build your test automation framework – Alex Siminiuc

“A Foundation Framework is built prior to any application that are built on top of it. The idea is that you analyse the needs of the various applications that need the framework, then you build the framework.  Once the framework is complete you then build applications on top of it. The point is that the framework really needs to have a stable API before you start work on the applications, otherwise changes to the framework will be hard to manage due to their knock-on effects with the applications.”

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