The purpose of this article to share thoughts about software testing activities in the Scrum Agile framework. This article is divided in two main parts. The first part focuses on explaining the Scrum approach, who are the players, how are the plans transformed into actions, key ceremonies and what happens in a Scrum sprint. In the second part, I describe the software testing process followed in Scrum methodology and how it can be integrated within Scrum sprint.
Tutorials and resources on how to apply test automation in software testing
If videos are one of the modern tools for solitary software testing training, podcasts can also play an important role. Audio-only training is useful in a context where the eyes are already busy, when you commute in your car for instance.
“Tools and machines are great, but in the end, it is the people who matter. Putting together an effective automated test team requires lots of planning and skills.” This might the emblematic quote of this great book about software testing automation. The book groups case studies written each by a different author. Each case study is presented in the preface, so you can pick the story that you prefer, based on many criteria like application domain, tool type… or if the project was successful or not.
You all know Selenium tests are flaky by nature, slow to run, expensive to maintain and finding the root cause of a failure is not always easy. This presentation shows you how to shift your UI tests left with an Agile testing approach.
Bugs, issue, defect, there are many names to define the problems you have with software, either during the development phase or when the application is already in production. Bug tracking tools are an integrated part of a software quality and software testing strategy and there are many open source tools available.
You have inherited some legacy C++ code: it is valuable, but it doesn’t have tests, and it wasn’t designed to be testable, so you need to start refactoring. But you can’t refactor safely until the code has tests, and you can’t add tests without refactoring! How can you ever break out of this loop?
Database testing is one of the areas that might have the smaller number of open source tools. The programming languages have many xUnit tools and mocking frameworks, but this is not the case for databases. This article provides a list of open source tools that can be used to perform unit, load and security testing on several relational (MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, etc.) and NoSQL databases.