Missing defects is a very sensitive topic although omission of defects occurs on every project.  The article below suggests some effective ways to avoid slipping defects while testing. There are various reason which could lead to defect slippage, few of them which you might have faced as tester are:•    Test schedules are not flexible enough to align with the constantly changing release scope and plan•    Business scenarios/use cases are not in place thus testers cannot visualize requirements. •    Ineffective communication...

Software Testing RisksAs project manager identifies and manages potential problems which can occur and affect the success of project such as – cost overruns, attrition of key resources etc. similarly Test manager should also identify key risks related to testing process. Test manager should also assess the exposure and probability for the risk factor and report the results of that analysis. These results help in identifying mitigation and contingency plan. The testing process is fundamentally a risk-based activity. Starting from writing...

Before we answer the question “what is cloud testing”, let us try to understand the basic concept of cloud based computing.Cloud based computing is one of the latest technology buzzes. Using this new technology one can access computing resources such as RAM, Processing power, files hosted on the web. So for the end users it is a block box from where it is getting the resources. Just using a high-speed internet connection it can get it. Some of the top Commercial/Enterprise class Clouds are Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, Force.com,...

So first let us check what is the difference between Software testing entry criteria and exit criteria? In any software testing life cycle, we need to implement some stage gets before we enter a phase. So before we start the system testing /system integration testing certain criteria should be met before we say that the system is ready for system testing. The entry criteria in software testing are nothing, but a checklist which we go through before starting a particular testing phase. Below is the generic list of software testing entry...

There are various knowledge base and forums available which talk about software development processes and best practices related to project management. However, nothing much is elaborated on test management. This article provides general recommendations to improve the management of software testing.If not managed properly, test management could lead to problem areas both at the strategic level for application quality as well for day-to-day execution. Both of them impact or slow down the progress to achieve business objectives.The strategic...

Testing is one of the important aspects of software development cycle. In this article I have listed down all the software testing frequently asked questions (FAQs) Interview Questions and Answers. This will help both freshers and experienced testers.Q: What is software testing? What is the purpose of software testing?According to definition given by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA (IEEE) – Software testing is the process of analyzing a software item to detect the differences between existing and required...

Posted on Jun 14 2012 - 5:30pm by Raj
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The QTP 10.0 Architecture is divided into seven parts. Test pane: It is the area where the test engineer can generate, view and write the test script. The pane is divided in to two views. Expert view: A person who can understand the VB-Script uses this view to view, generate and write the test script. Keyword view: This is used to view, generate and write the test script by a person who doesn’t have good knowledge on VB-Script. Active Screen: This feature provides a facility to capture snapshots while recording the script, which helps...

Introduction: Hp’s Quality Center is a comprehensive test management tool and it is a topped-up version of test director. Quality Center is a web-based tool (client-server architecture) and helps maintain a database of tests. Quality Center can be integrated with e-mail systems which facilitate automatic email reminders for bugs or other testing activities. Quality Center can be integrated with automation testing tools like QTP, Loadrunner etc. This is management of automation and performance testing activities using Quality Center...

Common goals for Performance Testing initiatives are to validate that an application performs properly under a defined set of load conditions, conforms to the performance needs of the business, early identification and resolution of performance problems, and validation of hardware configurations required to meet the stated performance requirements, in addition to anticipated future demands of the application.Performance testing initiatives are not always “silver bullets” that quickly and dramatically can mitigate the risks...

Posted on Jun 13 2012 - 8:52am by Raj
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Writing test cases is one of the major and most important activities which any tester performs during the entire testing cycle. The approach for writing good test cases will be to identify, define and analyse the requirements. When you begin writing the test cases, there are few steps which you need to follow to ensure that you are writing good test cases: 1. Identify the purpose of testing. You need to understand requirements to be tested. The first step is to define testing purpose.When you start writing test cases for any software module,...