Test automation is an essential practice to manage quality in large software development projects. This article discusses the reasons why incorporating test tools during test design is an absolute necessity for ensuring high-quality software products and successful project outcomes.
Test cases and acceptance criteria are two important aspects of test management. In this article, Ovidiu Donciu discusses the similarities and differences between test cases and acceptance criteria and suggests that we could merge them.
In software development projects, the test cases are written based on the requirements. In this article, Sreerekha Bakaraju explains how software testers can use a test matrix approach to ensure the traceability from requirements to testing.
Atlassian JIRA is one of the most popular tool for Agile project management. Many add-ons exist for test case management with this tool. In this article, Vladimir Belorusets presents a set of requirements for an efficient test case management process in JIRA that should help you select the best solution for the software testing needs of your organization.
How good are your test cases? Maybe they are good, or maybe you need to add some new ones. How to tell? You can measure things like code coverage to check if some parts of your code were not executed. Still, this does not tell you anything about the quality of your assertions and your software testing results. In the extreme case, a test suite with no assertions might still achieve 100% code coverage, although being of questionable value.
Can you use the number of test cases as a metric? In this blog post, James Christie discusses this topic and the usefulness of counting test cases.
Test adequacy criteria provide developers with guidance on how to populate software test suites. Current software testing methods do not address many of the fundamental characteristics of distributed systems, such as distribution topology, communication failure, and timing. Furthermore, they do not provide the engineer with a means to evaluate the relative effectiveness of different criteria nor the relative effectiveness of adequate test suites satisfying a given criterion.