I’ve spent a day testing a scheduler using a semi-automated technique. It’s a task that is cognitively demanding. It requires creating sophisticated test data, loading it into a scheduler, then identifying if the output is as anticipated. Sound’s interesting right? It is. There are lots of different scenarios to test and lots of different dates […]
As a tester, there are times you’re going to face pushback, ignorance, and disrespect. I say, pick your self up, don on those red party shoes, let your hair down, turn the music up and let’s get this party going!
In Australia, the black stump is a metaphor or the edge of civilization., an imaginary beyond which point at the country was considered remote. There’s a whole lot of value of testing what we know. It helps create a mental model of what the system does. We can start making sense of what the system is […]
We know quality is ‘value to some person’, so it stands to reason that risk is also subjective. If we use risk as a factor to determine what to test, then how you test, what you test and your testing strategy will evolve and change. Is it though? Think of testing within your organisation as […]
Shallow Testing and Deep Testing seem unhelpful terms to anyone outside of software testing. What do you think?
Software Tester’s are a rare breed. We perform a role that can be difficult and not always fully appreciated or recognised. We are often the sceptic on the team, raising difficult questions when no one wants to hear them. We discover unplanned work, we question design, we uncover ambiguity. It’s not always an easy role. […]
In my Exploratory Testing class, I talk about shallow and deep exploration. When you say the word exploratory testing, many think, ‘just playing around’ on the product. And to some extent that’s true, a good true. So when I talked about shallow exploration it seemed to fit. Different from deep exploration where a systematic approach is […]
I have more draft blog posts than published and I have a lot of ideas I want to write about. I’ve challenging myself to write short imperfect blog posts that I can write on my bus trip to work. That’s about an hour. They will be rough and not edited but hopefully, you will get […]
Observability, colloquially known as 011y, meet Qualtability (also answers to q10y). For those of you new to my blog, My name is Anne-Marie Charrett (@charrett on twitter). I’m a quality engineer by trade, a software tester by craft. I’ve always been passionate about pulling things apart to figure out how they work.I was always the one […]
Ever wondered How Tech does Quality? What are their strategies when it comes to Quality and Testing? How do they increase speed to market without compromising on quality? Why not come and join me and a panel of Sydney Tech Leaders on the 13th June 2018 at the Canva Office to find out? Tickets cost […]