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26 April 2018
Fussy Hornets – Legacy is alive and well and still stinging!
R.Mort (Old CICS Cobol Programmer) a.k.a. New Business Director
Legacy demands greater, stronger test discipline. If you get a web test wrong the worst that happens is typically a tweak of the test script and a retest – all possibly achieved in a few minutes. Get it wrong in a legacy batch run and you’ve potentially lost a day! That means understanding the system from both technical and business angles (with potentially out of date documentation), understanding how the data behaves, working out where and when within the system you will get measurable results, a greater focus on starting point data and a strong understanding of the (usual) scores of interfaces sitting behind the scenes. What’s not to like?
21 March 2018
How Much Testing is Enough?
Cameron Farooq, Test Analyst at Edge Testing
Technology has evolved and is continuing to evolve in such a way that we are becoming increasingly dependent on it for our day to day lives. Software Code is now present in almost all devices we use, such as games, mobile phone apps and electronic control modules in cars.
7 March 2018
How to Train Your Testers
Emma Fitzpartick and Charlotte Moss, Test Analysts at Edge Testing
When you think about being in a classroom situation, what do you imagine? School? College? University lectures? Being subjected to hours of one teacher reading out slides in monotone, sounding more bored than you feel? Well our last classroom experience was very different.
21 February 2018
Mike Tindal, Test Analyst at Edge Testing
When you were young, failure was something obvious, quantifiable: Failing an exam, failing to run laps round the school. And when you got older this turns into being a financial, social, sexual or moral failure. With the shift into more serious territory one thing remains the same: the rigorous, finite and binary distinction of pass or fail; good or bad.
7 February 2018
4 Reasons Programming Experience Can Benefit a Testers Capability
Stuart Davies, Test Analyst at Edge Testing
Having a background in programming teaches an individual a lot of important concepts and skills that can be transferred into software testing. This is due to them both using many of the same processes during the development lifecycle. There are 4 key reasons to how programming experience can benefit a Testers capability.
24 January 2018
Heuristics in Testing
Claire Anderson, Senior Test Analyst at Edge Testing
Human brains use strategies, or mental short-cuts, all the time to ease the mental load of processing information and making decisions – examples of these mental short-cuts include using a rule of thumb, making an educated guess, guesstimating, stereotyping, following your intuition, or using common sense and they’re also known as heuristics.