SmartQA digest #38


"Mission of SmartQA" Explore various dimensions of smartness to leapfrog into the new age of software development, to accomplish more with less by exploiting intellect with technology. Showcase intelligence in testing, mystery of exploration, craftsmanship of act, skillful tooling and the joy of perfection.

“A typical accident takes seven consecutive errors” states Malcolm Gladwell this notion is reflected in the Mark Buchanan’s book “Ubiquity”.  This article dwells upon ‘How do you ensure that potential critical failures lurking in systems that have matured can still be uncovered?’


 This book is a compelling read on innovation and high performance across many industries: sports, healthcare and aviation amongst others, all approached from an unusual starting point – failure.

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In this edition of SmartBites, a mosaic of thoughts on testing from practitioners around the world on failures, tools, unit test, clean code, Agile, TDD, feeling & relationship. 


Raja Nagendra Kumar outlines the role of refactoring, unit testing in producing clean code. He states this very interestingly as “Technical debt is fat, clean code is liposuction” and crisply explains the act of producing clean code. 

The text of the video is available here  

Poster that says "Intelligence is the art of good guesswork."
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QANSCIOUS”. A mindset that is the result of deep thinking to do less and accomplish more, to pre-empt than just detect. Beyond process and tools but exploiting technology smartly.

A beautiful compendium of TEN articles published by T Ashok. 

“Blend your left and right” – It is not just about using the logical left brain or the creative right , it is about a harmonious combination of logical/scientific left brained thinking with the creative right that makes testing super effective and super efficient.” 

… excerpt from “50 Tips to Smart QA” in the book

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