Vienna Tester Gathering

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The first Vienna Tester Gathering finally took place on Feb 28 2013. I was not quite sure what to expect because except 1 person all attendees where current work colleagues or ex work colleages of mine. Nevertheless I did not just want to meet and hang around. So I thought the Lean Coffee meeting format […]

Root cause analysis of bugs – 5 Why’s

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Introduction Following my last blog post about “Why you should not rely on automated tests only” I would like to write about a technique to get down to the root cause of software bugs. Although we have Continuous Integration and a manual checklist in place we still find unexpected or wrong behaviour in our application by […]

Why you should not rely on automated tests only

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Test automation, the process of automating tests, is becoming more and more relevant these days. Especially with agile methods like Scrum, Kanban, XP etc. where methods like TDD and BDD are in place. Despite the safety net automated tests provide there is one big difference between an executed automated test and a manual test (whether […]