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General Testing – How Much Do You Test?


How long would it take for one tester to test JUST the front end of an application with 10 data entry screens, each with 10 fields that accept two data types? Remember, you also need to accomplish positive and negative testing. If one field will take up to ten characters, then you will need to test one, two, and then three all the way up to ten characters - for EACH field, on EACH screen. Also, there are the combinations between the fields. How long will it take? Request PDF »

General Testing – Do You Know What You Are Missing in the Software Testing Realm?


I have been an automation software test engineer for years, and I thought I knew everything I needed to know in the industry. But, then I discovered an ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course and my professional life was changed forever. Keep reading to find out about the impact a single course can have on your professional life. Request PDF »

Best Testing Practices – Tips for Successful Regression Testing


The focus of regression tests should be to find application failures when the code has changed or the application is supported in a new environment. Regression testing can also increase user confidence. The problem is that some applications don't get tested after being released. Sometimes, upper-level management doesn't see the importance in regression testing, so it may not even be part of the testing policies. So why should you perform regression testing? Request PDF »

Best Testing Practices – Better Test Case Development Tips and Tricks


The formality of testing you may experience at your organization or project can vary greatly. A testing process may be very informal -- or VERY formal. Where do YOU actually fall in the process? Regardless of the level of formality for the application development lifecycle, there is still a process. What is the four-step test case development process?Request PDF »

Functional Testing – Manual Testing Made Easy With Sprinter


There are two basic functions of Sprinter -- creating tests and running tests. Release 11.5 of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) added a new Sprinter feature called Plan mode. What are the different features available in Sprinter? Are you getting the most out of your Sprinter installation?Request PDF »

Functional Testing - ALM Releases Module


The increasing complexity of today's applications often requires that they be tested on multiple platforms with multiple configurations. To add to this complexity, there may also be different versions of each application in the development, testing, and production phases. How in the world can anyone keep everything straight when dealing with so many moving pieces? Request PDF »

Test Management – Get Great Metrics with ALM Project Planning


One common request ALM instructors receive as students walk in the door on the first day of ALM training is, "How can I track application progress as it relates to the project plan?" Understanding the bells and whistles that are available with ALM help students become more productive ALM users. Request PDF »

Performance Testing – How Repeatable Is Your Test?


What is the purpose behind randomizing values in a load test? What is the random sequence seed in LoadRunner/Performance Center? These are questions students often ask in LoadRunner and Performance Center training classes. I want to give you the answers to these questions today, (and you won't have to sit through a lecture to get them). Request PDF »

Performance Testing – 5 Performance Testing Tips and Techniques


Do you ever skip performance testing or rush through it? Performance testing is one of the many tests that is often rushed or mis-scoped to accommodate the true traffic an application must endure. Here are 5 performance testing tips and techniques that I've found useful over my several years as a performance tester. Request PDF »

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