Articles, tutorials, videos and tools to perform exploratory software testing in an Agile testing context.
As a software testing consultant and musician, I meet a lot of skilled testers who do amazing work. Through experience and a lot of trial and error, they have developed skills they can’t easily explain. Unfortunately, with software testing, there aren’t as many obvious avenues for skill development as there are for musicians. Many software testers don’t realize that there are learnable exploratory testing skills they can develop to help them become even more valuable to software development teams.
In this blog post James Bach explains the paired exploratory survey technique for software testing. A paired exploratory survey is a process where two testers confront one product at the same time for the purpose of learning a product, preparing for formal testing and/or characterizing its quality as rapidly as possible
In this blog posts, Lanette Creamer discusses the basic parts of all software testing activities, being exploratory testing or requirements testing.
In his blog post ‘”Exploratory Testing” is a pleonasm ‘, Aaron Hodder explains that there is no “exploratory testing” and “other testing”. All testing is exploratory. If it’s not exploratory, it’s not testing.
This post about exploratory testing and review discusses the misapprehension that the advocates of exploratory testing suggest that review or other forms of testing should be dropped.
Adam Shostack discusses he state of Software Quality with James Whittaker. Learn about the current transition from testing infrastructure to testing business logic.