Li(n)king my old posts

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I would like to link to my old blog posts I have written during my time with Caplin Systems. Mutation Testing – Killed or survived?  Why 100% Code Coverage is not enough Pairwise Testing QA Brown Bag sessions Technical and Non-Technical aspects of Test Automation What Jasmine thinks of Given-When-Then syntax

Why it matters whose opinion matters

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Introduction Lately I was involved in a discussion about validating input fields on a web GUI. The question was whether or not to validate the value entered by the user immediately after setting it. There was no specific requirement for it. However with respect to usability we were looking for an appropriate answer to this […]

Transforming a Technical Jour Fixe into a Lean Coffee

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Introduction One of the clients I am working with has got a weekly Technical Jour Fix scheduled. The goal of this meeting is to get the different teams together. It should encourage them to  talk about current issues and share the knowledge between the teams. I noticed pretty quickly that the meetings were not running […]

Open Space Night at xp2013

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Yesterday I attended the Open Space Night at xp2013. A big thank you to dieProjektur for sponsoring the ticktet to the event. To be honest I was not quite sure what to expect from an Open Space Night. To me it sounded like a get together. I was prooved wrong. Looking back to last night’s event […]

What’s wrong when you are bored as a tester?

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Quite often it is the case that testers are the bottleneck within an agile iteration. But there is also the other side. Testers can get bored quite easily too. A few points in my opinion why a tester gets bored. First of all if the mindset of the team does not correspond with the agile […]

A Kanban focused Test Project – Part II

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This post is a follow up from “A Kanban focused Test Project – Part 1“. Part 1 was more about the Kanban side of the project where this post should highlight the testing perspective of it. Because there are no clear requirements we perform test sessions – see Session Based Test Management. Within a Test […]

Vienna Tester Gathering – 18 April 2013

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On 13 April 2013 the third Vienna Tester Gathering took place at Plutzerbräu. The two topics of the evening were: What tools are available for tester beside test automation tools and test management tools Inattentional Blindness experiment 6 people joined the event which was quite international with 1 person from Hungary, 1 person from Scotland […]

Software Quality Breakfast Vienna

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Today I went to the Software Quality Breakfast in Vienna organised by Software Quality Lab. It was a fantastic start into the day with a short 70 minute talk about Unit Testing while having breakfast and coffee from the buffet. The talk itself was very basic and gave a brief overview what unit testing is. […]

A Kanban focused Test Project – Part I

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Introduction This blog post is about a Test Project I am currently running. Although I am a supporter of Agile Methodologies like Scrum and Kanban there is still a need for “traditional” Test Projects. So how can we approach such a Test Project with some inputs from Agile Methodologies? Given the time constraint and unclear […]