Tester in Agile

A car, crash tested inside the box.

Someone asked me what should happen to the testers now that the developers were moving to Agile. How should they handle the new situation? This is how I answered: I think your best bet would be to integrate with the development teams. Here are two things you could start thinking…

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The World Quality Report

My employer publishes a lot of reports on the state of the world as experienced by our customers. One of those are the World Quality Report. Today I had a really interesting and rewarding lunch with one of the experts behind the report!

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Applying FixCache to Code Inspections

Rahman et al. have used a fixcache/bugcache approach to predicting which files should be singled out for code inspection. I have written about using a similair approach for regression test selection (here and here). Their main conclusion is: When used for inspection, FixCache gets most of its power by predicting…

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Sometimes all you need is a little help…

When you review documents, test applications etc it is very easy to get stuck on shallow problems and give comments which are not really helpful for the developers. Using checklists can be one way to force yourself to look beyond the most obvious things. I recently found two good checklists/protocols.