Testfest is a new and exciting event, bringing testing and QA communities of the ‘traditional commercial’ teams and the game industry teams together to learn from each other and network into one big community. The whole day is geared towards encouraging discussion, debate and networking.
Seapine will be exhibiting at the EuroSTAR Test Tools and Services Exhibition, which runs alongside the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2011. This year, EuroSTAR 2011 takes place from November 21-24 in Manchester, UK. The exhibition segment of the conference opens on Tuesday and closes after the last coffee break on Thursday evening. You can find Seapine at Stand 90.
Do requirements still matter in an Agile environment? What is the business case for Agile, and why is the market moving toward Agile solutions? Agile experts from Seapine Software will answer these questions and more at the TechNet-Aero Conference in Dayton, Ohio, October 17-20.
A well-written test case is important for meeting high quality standards. While there are many opinions on what constitutes a well-written test case, I think there are some that almost everyone can agree on.
In this video, I cover some of these best practices and also show you how to write test cases in TestTrack. The video also shows a new enhancement in the upcoming 2011.1 release of TestTrack that allows you to include attachments with each step.
The upcoming TestTrack 2011.1 release includes a new Detail Grid to Test Runs that allows you to do many things with the test steps, such as attach files to record actual results and pass/fail each step. Keep in mind that TestTrack still has the standard grid, so this doesn’t have to change the way you currently run tests. You can choose which type of grid in the test case.
In this video I cover how to run manual tests in TestTrack, including using the detail steps grid. I also show how the information transfers to a defect that is created from the failed test.
In the world of software testing, testers need to test complex software in relatively short time frames. One thing that testers could learn from software development is the object oriented approach, which is commonly know as object oriented testing. This basic concept enables testers to create a large number of procedures, functions, routines, and methods that are independent of the core testing scripts.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Take the Pain out of Test Case Management webinar. The recording is now available on YouTube if you missed the webinar or want to watch it again. It is also available on SlideShare if you want to view or download the slide deck. Q&A from the session follows.
As I have worked with customers to implement our tools and improve current processes, one thing I have noticed is the use of modular tests. While the specific approach varies, these are tests that focus on a specific piece of functionality or contain a set of steps commonly used in the application being tested. Modular test cases are then reused and incorporated into longer test cases.
In this video, I provide an overview of modular test cases, the benefits, and how to manage them in TestTrack using the Share Steps feature, which is available in the 2011.1 release.
As projects grow in scope, both testing complexity and demands on the testing team increase. Homegrown methods for managing those tests start letting you down. Even as you spend more time managing individual tests, it becomes clear that you’ve lost track of the larger picture—what the results of your testing mean for the quality of your software and the efficiency of your testing program.
Join me at Swiss Testing Days in Zurich on Wednesday 16 March for my Integrating Testing into an Agile Environment presentation. I’ll be discussing how both testing and the role of testers changes in an Agile environment. The goal is to effectively integrate testing with development to create one cohesive team that consistently delivers quality software.
Make testers an integral part of the Agile team, ensuring that testing is present throughout the iteration or release cycle.
Transition from documentation-heavy requirements to effectively working with user stories in creating test cases and acceptance criteria.
Leverage existing testing skills while working with developers and users to improve team agility without sacrificing quality.
If you’re attending, I’d love to chat about your specific challenges with testing in an Agile environment after the talk.
If you’re not able to attend the conference this year, I’ll be live blogging the event all day. Just bookmark this page, and come back on the 16th to catch all of the action!