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Casino Bug (Benjamin Yaroch's Blog)

On May 30, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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As testers we talk a lot about bugs and how they can/do reduce value in our products and projects. Well here is an example of a bug that incorrectly increased a monetarily value, which decreased the software’s value.
Woman Wins $20.18 instead of …

Heuristic Value is a Relationship (James Bach’s Blog)

On May 27, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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One of the comments on my post about The Esssence of Heuristics went like this:
“An excellent example of a heuristic is a hammer.”

Ecstasy is your friend: it picks you up at the airport.
Non heuristics that can help an expert solve a problem, without being a guarantee – an abridged list:
* Money
* Time
* Expertise
* […]

What is AU2H? (and why I cared) (Tested)

On May 27, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Agile Up to Here:  an experience report If you haven’t heard the term “Agilistry”, don’t worry, it’s not a new development methodology you have to learn in order to be current, but there is a good chance you will be hearing more about it.  Agilistry is the name for a training space in Pleasanton, CA, […]

Three New Testing Heuristics (James Bach’s Blog)

On May 27, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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A lot of what I do is give names to testing behaviors and patterns that have been around a long time but that people are not systematically studying or using. I’m not seeking to create a standard language, but simply by applying some kind of terminology, I want to make these patterns easier to apply […]

The Essence of Heuristics (James Bach’s Blog)

On May 27, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Excellent testing requires skill, but heuristics give structure to that skill. Heuristics help us access our skills under pressure.
A heuristic is a fallible method of solving a problem or making a decision. Cem Kaner and I came to this definition based on an extensive search of papers and books across fifty years of psychology and […]

Episode IV: A New Hope (Let's go explore)

On May 20, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Have you ever felt like you’re crumbled up in a deadlocked situation ? Workwise or in private, this is what happens to us all every once in a while. We let the situation work us instead of taking charge and work the situation. Easy enough said ? Yes, I…

Episode IV: A New Hope (Let's go explore)

On May 20, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Have you ever felt like you’re crumbled up in a deadlocked situation ? Workwise or in private, this is what happens to us all every once in a while. We let the situation work us instead of taking charge and work the situation. Easy enough said ? Yes, I…

Episode IV: A New Hope (Let's go explore)

On May 20, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Have you ever felt like you’re crumbled up in a deadlocked situation ? Workwise or in private, this is what happens to us all every once in a while. We let the situation work us instead of taking charge and work the situation. Easy enough said ? Yes, I…

Episode IV: A New Hope (Let's go explore)

On May 20, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Have you ever felt like you’re crumbled up in a deadlocked situation ? Workwise or in private, this is what happens to us all every once in a while. We let the situation work us instead of taking charge and work the situation. Easy enough said ? Yes, I…

Automation is like Duct tape… (Benjamin Yaroch's Blog)

On May 19, 2010, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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It seems to me that an awful lot of people treat automation like duct tape. Duct tape tends to be the miracle cure for all kinds of problems (there are websites dedicated to this premise). If the bumper on your car falls off “duct it”, if your plumbing leaks “duct it”, if you need a […]

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