hackers

Who is a hacker? When anybody’s asked to picture and describe what’s coming into his mind when hearing this word that particular anybody would probably describe some young man in a hoodie with massive coding skills and an equal to genius IQ level. A young man sitting in some basement-like flat surrounded with multiple computers and parts that is lurking around tons of code in a desperate thirst for vulnerabilities of governmental resources. When this description is what Hollywood is constantly showing us it is as far from reality as a NY cop shooting down helicopters with cars straight in the middle of a panicking city. Yet, on the other hand, massive cyber-attacks are as real as the screen of […]

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Homer

It may happen you’ve applied for job online and sent your CV to many testing service corporations repeatedly but aren’t even getting any calls for interview. Or you’ve attended a few interviews already but not received  a job offer from any of them, let alone from a large testing service corporation. Have you tried to seriously think about why this happens so often and why there is still no company to give you a start in a software testing career. The reasons behind this situation can be different. Let’s see what exactly holds you back from your dream job. Hopefully, after reading these you’ll be able to answer those questions by yourself. Main Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting That Job: […]

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banana-zen

Hello my fellow angry men. Today we will be learning Zen. Relax, I’m just kidding, nobody was ever learning Zen seriously. Even the Buddhist monks are experiencing some anger issues. It’s just about how you deal with it. So how does one become like the flower in the wind or a leaf in somewhere else or whatever those wise old guys are saying in all those ninja movies? The Issue Remember all those irritating things that are making you burst out with righteous wrath on a daily basis? I mean those truly vicious and evil activities of somebody tapping their keyboard in a loud and selfish way, a broken pencil or, God save us, the office ran out of coffee […]

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virtualbox

Instead of doing all that crazy testing stuff on your PC, VirtualBox helps creating virtual testing laboratories for all testing there is without breaking the PCs. You even can network many virtual machines at a time as long as there is enough RAM in the PC and fully test every scenario without any mess in your PC settings. To set up and configure such a test lab, you’ll need VirtualBox, Windows 7 ISO, and Windows Server 2008 R2 ISO installed on your computer. So let’s set it up! First, install your VirtualBox with the Setup Wizard. When the installation is over, you are ready for creating your first virtual machine by choosing “New” in the Machine tab. Next, you have […]

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brain work

Being awesome is easy What was I to include into my quality assurance test? There is a great list of hacks you may cheat your brain with in order to gain aces to its supreme possibilities. Some of the techniques mentioned below will indeed improve your tester abilities and your life in general, if you wish. The stuff I’ll be writing about was tested by actual doctors wearing all that white stuff with glasses and scalpels and whatever them doctors possess. So their conclusion was that everything works (in theory). Don’t sweat it, nobody’s getting injured, this trip to awesome-town is as safe as it gets. You still may have too much fun, yet you’ve been warned. Additional note: No […]

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find-bug

The proper flow of things matters Web applications are huge. They bring colossal money to their creators. Or they fail in the market. There are multiple reasons why an app may not gain the expected commercial success. Quality is one of those. Lack of quality, I mean. Everybody needs a nice plan in order for everything to work splendid. Web app testing is not an exception. There are steps you would like to follow if you do not wish to do all the crazy running around and shotgun bug blasting right before the release date. That is not the best activity to participate in. So how should things go? Plan ahead. You have the testing requirements. What to do with […]

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joke face

If there is something I love as much as my job, it’s definitely humor (if we’re not talking family values, those are always number 1). I do love some stand up performances. A separate field from those are the so called one-liners. Jokes within a sentence, often with an unexpected ending which is making the statement funny. Amongst those that are great with one-liners are Demetri Martin and Mitch Hedberg. So what once happened when I was listening to them joking for like the hundredth time (the jokes, by the way, are not getting less funny with time) is that my imagination began finding stuff that is related to software testing. At least to me. Feel free to keep on […]

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cross-browser

There is a large amount of various Cross-Browser testing tools existing. You may be looking for a web application testing tool or something of a different kind. Some tools are free, some take a fee. Some are good with one things and tasks, the others support a larger amount of browsers. Which one to choose? Not an easy decision to make, right? It’s quite easier to decide when you know all about them. And are choosing the right one for the task, hence there is still no ultimate solution existing. If we look on the tools under a magnifying lenses it will be clear that pro developers, for example, will never choose (or, at least, it’s unlikely for them) BrowserShots […]

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BENEFITS

A bit of BDT theory I certainly realize that most of you, my fellow readers, will be quite familiar with Behavior Driven Testing and are looking for the actual articles content merely. Yet I will be starting off with some explanation as some of you may be meeting BDT for the first time or yet considering to implement it into the usual workflow. Plus the veterans may also find something of interest like a fresher view, etc. Thus we begin, I hope everybody will be enjoying themselves. BDT is not to be considered as one of them software test types. What BDT is good at is the process of delivering them tests straight from the user story and even vastly […]

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context driven testing

With so many controversies in the field of software application testing you can never be sure best testing practices will work in the context of your software or application. That’s why the need for context-driven approach to testing has arisen. And here are the 5 tips on how to smartly perform context-based, or context-driven, testing. Ask Questions What context-driven testers seem to be emphasizing the most often is the need to ask questions of everybody involved in the project. To fully grab the project’s context and get the maximum test coverage, you should ask a number of questions to stakeholders, development team, your fellow testers, etc. Asking questions can just as well be your perfect driver of career improvement beyond […]

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