Monthly Archives: December 2009

Take Breaks

TweetThe first week of my first QA job out of college, the guy training me, Steve, told me “remember to take breaks when doing manual tests.” I nodded, figuring it must be some kind of trick. Why would you take … Continue reading

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Test Link Review

Testlink helps to carefully order and maintain a tester’s world Continue reading

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QA Toolbox

TweetThere are a ton of tools out there for testing. Every project has a multitude of options to chose from and configure, from open source to subscription services to paid software. When I was trying to chose which programs to … Continue reading

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Document Standards

IEEE templates are just that: templates- they can only guide a person to create a living, meaningful document. Continue reading

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Agile vs. Waterfall Development

TweetBeing new to the Agile world, I am trying to figure out exactly where testing should fit in this model. Waterfall testing is clear – you test the final product at the end of the development cycle, report bugs, test … Continue reading

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The QA Brain

TweetSoftware testers come from all kinds of backgrounds- computer science, biology, English, business, music… some find it tedious while others find it enthralling. From the outside, filing bugs, executing tests, planning QA schedules is straight forward enough, but some people … Continue reading

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