• .NET Testing & ALM

    The Relationship Between Exploratory Testing and Test Automation

    There is a lot of information (and misinformation) on the role and value of exploratory testing in the testing process.  Many teams plan their testing practices based on verifying that requirements have been met, and that is an important approach. But software quality is more than just meeting requirements.  Sometimes requirements make assumptions that aren’t tested through requirements-based testing, and aren’t discovered until defects not related to requirements are found.  Also, many times requirements are focused strictly on business functionality, and don’t look beyond that to other parts of an application. Exploratory testing, on the other hand, relies on the ...
    July 26, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    It Only Takes One Change Order

    If you're like me you hate to give the project customer bad news. Especially if things seem to be going well on the project. If they aren't, then what's one more bit of bad news? You can probably just clump it in with the next round of bad stuff you have to show them or issues you have to bring to their attention. But if the project is running smoothly, then introducing bad news to the customer at any point can be painful...something you wish to avoid if at all possible. Scope issues = be careful However, when you play ...
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    JustMock 2013 Q2 SP2 is Visual Studio 2013 Ready

    JustMock 2013 Q2 SP2 is Visual Studio 2013 ready!
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Asking the Wrong Questions on Test Automation

    Whether at conferences or in casual discussions at companies, I talk to a lot of testers and in particular testing managers about the benefits of automation.  Almost to a person, they ask some variation of the following: “It will take a lot of money and time to buy tools and training, and get up to speed on effectively building automated tests.  When will we see a return on this investment?” I understand where that question is coming from.  Even a mid-sized testing organization is likely spending tens of thousands of dollars, and giving up hundreds of hours of productive testing ...
    July 24, 2013
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    Getting Started with your first Windows 8 HTML app using RadControls – Part 1

    Getting started with your first Windows 8 HTML app can be a bit confusing. Which template should I use? And what is the best way to use the RadControls for Windows 8 HTML? This post will get you going in the right direction.