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What Is Exploratory Testing?[article]

Exploratory software testing is a powerful and fun approach to testing. In some situations, it can be orders of magnitude more productive than scripted testing. I haven't found a tester yet who didn't, at least unconsciously, perform exploratory testing at one time or another. Yet few of us study this approach, and it doesn't get much respect in our field. It's high time we stop the denial, and publicly recognize the exploratory approach for what it is: scientific thinking in real time. Friends, that's a good thing.

James Bach's picture James Bach
e-Talk Radio: Yourdon, Ed, 21 November 2000[article]

About the Show: Ms. Dekkers and Mr. Yourdon discuss bottom-up quality, CMM, and eXtreme Programming.

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System Testing Strategies for Highly Available Clustered Systems[article]

This paper focuses on the strategies and challenges of testing real-world, large and complex, highly available clustered systems in the following areas: Test planning, Strategies and methodologies; Defect tracking processes; System Configuration tests; Cluster and storage fault injection tests; Effective testing practices.

The information provided in this paper is aimed at helping test engineers understand many of the quality assurance issues involved in testing large and complex systems.

Subbarao Jagannatha
A Fable about Developer/Tester Relationships[article]

Does trying to get developers to test their code feel like trying to get your children to clean their rooms? Some say yes. In this column, the author spins a tongue-in-cheek fable about room cleaning strategies. Your comments are invited.

Lee Copeland's picture Lee Copeland
Beyond Compare 3 for Testers: An Evaluation Beyond Compare 3 for Testers: An Evaluation[article]

This article is an evaluation of Beyond Compare as it can be used in a software testing context. Jey and Areeb discuss what the tool does, specific ways it is used, similar tools, learning curves, support, and licensing.

Areeb Shams Jey Sabapathipillai
Software Development Lifecycle: Defect and Test Case Measurement[article]

This article focuses on how to manage the defect and test case measurement during the software development lifecycle. This should be a practical resource for software developers and project managers.

Steve Miller
Software Inspection Master Plan (template)[article]

This Software Inspection Master Plan template is a revised version from the original in Gilb & Graham's book, Software Inspection. This template is partially filled out to give you an exmple of how to use it.

Steve Allott
A State-Based Testing Approach Providing Data Flow Coverage in Object-Oriented Class Testing[article]

The object-oriented class testing approach, proposed in this paper, combines functional with structural testing techniques. Based on state-based testing, test cases generated from the MACT (Method for Automatic Class Testing) tool can be used to execute functional testing.

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