This video explains how to improve your exploratory testing through LESS preparation but more creativity! One of the characteristics of exploratory testing is that you do less preparation and that you decide on the spot what your next test case will be.
Articles, tutorials, videos and tools to perform exploratory software testing in an Agile testing context.
The current trend in software testing might be to talk about test automation or artificial intelligence, but in some cases nothing replace the intelligence of a human tester to detect bugs and consequences of irrational user behavior. This article present a list of exploratory testing extensions available for the dominant Chrome browser.
There is a lot of talk around software testing - who will do it, when it needs to happen, boxes it needs to fit in — yet not enough on the actual testing. This webinar explores one problem in a demo setting using an exploratory testing approach. This means live testing (and live coding) to figure out the options to get a test program covered – for code coverage, for spec coverage and for risk coverage.
James Bach defines Exploratory Testing as “simultaneous learning, test design, and test execution. In other words, exploratory testing is any testing to the extent that the tester actively controls the design of the tests as those tests are performed and uses information gained while testing to design new and better tests.”
Session notes that you use when you adopt an exploratory testing approach can be used to capture more than bugs. They not only serve as a memory of a bug, but a structured testing and learning method can be deduced from the session notes.
In theory, we can consider software testing as a very rationale approach. You start from unit of code or requirements and then you create the tests that will prove that your software does what it is expected to do… and doesn’t create problems with edge cases. In his book Oblique Testing, Mike Talks propose to add an additional perspective to software testing using the oblique strategies approach.
The Exploratory Testing Chrome Extension is a free and open source extension for the Chrome browser that is designed to make exploratory testing of web sites easier. This extension will allow you to take notes during your exploratory testing sessions with a nice set of additional features.