Tom DeMarco wrote “You can’t control what you cannot measure”. If test automation has always been actively discussed, the returns of automated tests were usually described in a very general way. There have been so far very few methodologies that can provide you with unbiased assessment of your software testing automation process. This article proposes some of methods to define test automation key performance indicator (KPI).
In this presentation, Michael Bolton explains how he uses interdisciplinary and exploratory methods to make sense of both the products we test and software testing itself. He explains how anthropology, which describes cultures and artifacts, can guide our testing; how investigative journalism can show us how to build a compelling testing story; and how sociology can help us understand how people interact with their tools.
What is a professional software tester? In this blog post, Huib Schoots explains that he cannot understand why testers who call themselves professionals know so little about software testing and do not study it. He tries to answer this question and explain the difference between professional testers and testers by profession.
It has been put in evidence by some famous recent failures that load testing is an important activity when you release a public web site. This article provides some hints and tips hat will allow you to prepare for successful load tests. These load testing best practices range from working with the right team to collecting the meaningful metrics.
It is always interesting to get an inside view on the software testing approach of software development teams that work on large or popular applications. In this blog post, Lou Kosak discusses some changes in practices to improve software quality at Airbnb.