In today’s world of extreme agility, intelligent systems, SaaS, automated test,
What is the role of humans in QA?
How has the way we test software changed?
Testing is scientific exploration of a system done in three phases – RECONNAISSANCE to understand and plan, SEARCH to look for issues, REST&RECOVER to analyse and course correct. To enable the various activities in each phase to be done quickly and effectively, is where the SEVEN Thinking Tools outlined in this article help. How to apply these tools in a session-based approach is also briefly outlined.
SmartDevTest is a service offering that supercharges your ‘unit test’ practice enabling developers to validate their code rapidly, effectively and most importantly without disrupting the rhythm of coding.
SmartDevTest is based on lean philosophy that focuses on being sensitive to prevent issues, being goal focused as to the type of issues to uncover, staying sharp to detect early, using light aids to do easily, and resorting to automation only for value-adding complex repeatable tests.
The confluence of business speed, modernisation, cloud-ification & platform-ising, finicky users has created serious inflexion points, threatening QA practice. Test smartly to survive & grow.
How does one go beyond the veneer of the what is visible and see the various behaviours offered by this rich UI and smartly design scenarios that comprehensively evaluate the system?
As product grows, so does regression, increasing costs & threatening to slow down releases. Automation is a saviour, but not all are automated. How can we do-less/don’t-do regression?