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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of all?

We need a mirror to do better. This helps to reflect work outcomes, along with the background (usage context) and ...

Do less work -­ ‘Test Case Immunity’ can Help.

Working less and accomplishing more isn’t easy. It requires thinking creatively to find more effective ways of doing things. But ...

Purity. Quality. Cleanliness Criteria.

It is normal practice to ascertain the purity of a material by first identifying the properties – physical and chemical ...

Single entry, Single exit – Singular purpose

Many times while examining existing automation scripts, it is amazing to note how much some of the automation code tries ...

Taming complexity

“My system is complex” is the most frequently used phrase by senior management and technical folks in high-tech companies. Complexity ...

De-ticking a dog – What can we learn from this?

Taggy I had a beautiful and adorable dog – a black cocker spaniel (“Taggy”). A wonderful medium-sized dog with lovely ...

Form and structure of test cases MATTER! (Article)

Typically, our belief is that effective testing is the result of good test cases. The ‘goodness’ of test cases is ...

Setting a new paradigm in Software Testing

Below is the article that was published in October 2011 issue online edition of The SmartTechie. —– Although software testing ...

Seven consecutive errors = A Catastrophe

In the book “Ubiquity” (by Mark Buchanan), the author states that systems have a natural tendency to organize themselves into ...

The Mistaken Notions of Structural Testing

It is quite amazing to note how misunderstood structural testing is. Often (during the workshops that STAG conducts frequently) whenever ...