Thursday, December 8, 2011

GTAC 2011: Opening Keynote Address - Test is Dead


Thought provoking Keynote address from GTAC

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Managing the Test People : Judy McKay



I'd blogged previously about the lack of availability of  Test management resources and information. Here's an excellent book by Judy McKay about this subject. 
Judy's style of writing is casual yet very involved in details.  Its an excellent resource new managers and leads  as well as experienced hands.  Much of what's mentioned in this book is applicable for any management position. However there are specifics challenges on managing  testers. Judy has provided practical approaches in dealing with these challenges. 


Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm Hiring!

New job openings in my group. Please click on details below:



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tools for Exploratory testing: In development...

I'm working on developing a tool for exploratory testing. My idea for GUI design is Minimalism taking into account the bare essentials required while performing an exploratory session. Screen recorder, snapshot tool, rich text editor, copy/paste, annotations.
I've been scouting the web for various open source API and reusable code and still in very initial design and research.
Any ideas welcome!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Strategy design pattern

Strip the changeable method in a class to a hierarchy class.
ie changing a 'has-a' relationship to an 'is-a' relationship
Introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n3gF39-trE
Overview : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1841_llRSw&NR=1
Coding : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYByr2u8gqk&feature=related
Execution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiWFcjMTLw&feature=related

Design Patterns Study Session: Decorator Pattern

Here's an excellent description of the Decorator Pattern:
Usage of wrapper to extend the functionality of a class without modifying the original class.

Introduction : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk8durvtiys&feature=related
Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI_qyfeRk8c&feature=related
Code: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkOdDMePE4Q&feature=related
Executing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-33SFHq6M&feature=related

Design Patterns in Automation

Peter Kartashov has an interesting blogpost on application of design patterns in test automation. http://at4qa.blogspot.com/2010/01/20-essential-design-patterns-for.html
 
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