Do you want to learn how to coach software testers to be skilled at what they do, using a systematic approach? Coaching, unlike training puts the student at the centre of the session. You coach on what the student wants to learn , with the goal of empowering and motivating the student. While these are ultimately the responsibility of the student, there are ways a coach can help a student feel more empowered. Learn how to guide a student through a coaching task, helping them to feel challenged and motivated to continue to discover more.
RSpec is an open source testing tool for the Ruby programming language. Born under the banner of Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), it is designed to make Test-Driven Development a productive and enjoyable experience. RSpec aims to help you focus on the design and documentation aspects of the testing process.
Writing and keeping up to date documentation in software development projects has always been a problem. In this blog post, Jim Bird discusses the idea of using automated tests to document a software system. He also ask the questions: what do tests document? who will find this documentation useful?
Populating systems under test with data is often done by cleaning and inserting data directly into databases using SQL scripts. Whilst this technique is simple, it can have several drawbacks for automated tests.
Answering an article saying that you cannot use exploratory testing in Agile, Huib Schoots tries to explain what exploratory testing is and why it is suitable to perform this activity in an Agile context.
Behavior-Driven Development (BDD9 and Acceptance Testing are heavily intertwined and in many aspects are one and the same. Both focus on starting at the outer layers of your application by concentrating on what matter to users; behavior.