Using Pex and Microsoft Code Digger

June 27, 2013 0

Pex is a Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools that help Unit Testing .NET applications. Pex automatically generates test suites with high code coverage. Right from the Visual Studio code editor, Pex finds interesting input-output values of your methods, which you can save as a small test suite with high code coverage. Microsoft Code Digger is a Visual Studio 2012 that analyzes possible execution paths through your .NET code. The result is a table where each row shows a unique behavior of your code. The table helps you understand the behavior of the code, and it may also uncover hidden bugs.

Applying Root Cause Analysis to Software Defects

June 25, 2013 3

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is an approach used in software testing to identify the root causes of defects or problems and address them instead of treating the symptoms. It’s a process that grew out of accident investigations to become a standard feature of hardware engineering. If something is broken, instead of just fixing it at the point of discovery, let’s investigate and try to fix the underlying cause at the point of origin. This principle is applicable for software development and software testing, so much so, that it could have been developed to deal with software defects.

Unit Tests in the Grand Scheme of Things

June 20, 2013 0

Unit Tests are ultimately a way to ensure quality by catching defined errors cases early. There exist many handy and excellent tools for unit testing, and even methodologies like Test Driven Design based around unit tests. As a result of this, developers tend to use unit tests “for everything”, and consequently use the term too broadly.

Software Testing in Distributed Teams

June 19, 2013 0

Distributed software development teams and distributed software testing are here to stay. In this article, Lisa Crispin asks “How do we get quality software in these situations?” and proposes some hints on how to get good results when you perform software testing with distributed teams.

Unit Testing JavaScript with Venus.js

June 18, 2013 0

Venus.js in an open source software testing tool developed by LinkedIn that allows you to organize and run your entire JS testing system with a single tool using Node.js. Venus eliminates repetitive tasks and friction points and lets you focus on writing tests instead of running them.

10 Test Automation Lessons Learned at eBay

June 13, 2013 0

eBay’s European quality engineering team has broad experience implementing end-to-end test automation in different software development environments (agile, waterfall, co located , outsourced, distributed). This presentation illustrates the key lessons learned from a technical and business perspective.

Secrets to Successful Automated Testing with Watir

June 11, 2013 2

Automating tests is an investment that is valuable as long as the investment is not too great. As such investing in automated testing tools can be great or bad depending on if your company really needs to automate. We want to get to the payback more quickly. The true investment is not only the cost of creating and maintaining automated tests. Watir is a family of libraries for testing web applications. Watir reduces the cost of creating automated tests that are maintainable. If we spend too much time fixing and debugging, we will never get the new features created, or we will abandon the automated tests temporarily.

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