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Musings and Inspirations – Learnings from non-software disciplines

In the SoftTec Asia 2011 conference, at Bangalore in July, T Ashok Founder & CEO of STAG was the moderator ...

Landscaping – a technique to aid understanding

Understanding an application is not just about walking through the various features via the user interface (assuming that the application ...

Houston, we have a problem

A radio transmission by Lovell, “Houston, we’ve had a problem”, has become widely misquoted in popular culture as,”Houston, we have ...

The Diagnosis

Good testing requires one to understand well and this requires good questioning skills. How can we question better? Click to ...

“The Ugly Duckling” – The changing face of testing

The discipline of testing has metamorphosed significantly over the last decade. This is illustrated as light-hearted tale inspired by Hans ...

Perspectives on “Improving productivity in test engineering”

We live in interesting times. Our customers want more and quicker, while organizations are pressured to cut costs. Over the ...

Dangerous Decisions – Assumption Traps

As good engineers, we use metrics to make decisions on quality, testing. My view is that measurements have inherent assumptions ...

Becoming a Test Craftsman – Inspiration from other disciplines

Craftsmanship is the ultimate goal that all good engineers crave for. Craftsmanship delivers a “high”, it goes beyond “just doing ...

Aesthetics in Software Testing

Software testing is typically seen as yet another job to be done in the software development life cycle. It is ...

A Tale of Two Doctors

There is an interesting parallel between us (test professionals) and doctors.  Our job is about “Software Quality” while doctors focus ...