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January 19, 2009  10:14 AM

Bugs are invincible, developers have to be convincible



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, QC, quality assurance, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, tester

Bugs are often invincible during development, especially in large projects when multiple sub-teams of developers are working on development of different sub-modules of the project. The software developed (or during development) will always appear innocent and bug-free to the team of developers. It...

January 12, 2009  10:04 AM

Top 5 Quality killers in a software product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business management, business requirements, customer requirements, defect free software, Development, documentation, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, software requirement, software testing

In software development project what matters most is the timely accurate delivery that gives the benefit of defect free product, customer satisfaction, profits, market edge, growth, motivation across the organization etc. All this is not easy to achieve having so many enemies in and outside the...


December 24, 2008  10:04 AM

Software Quality – Overlooked or Underestimated – both are dangerous!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, QA, QC, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, SQA

The goal of any software organization is to develop software applications in-house, or co-develop with an external agency, that meet and exceed internationally accepted quality standards. Every one knows it, that the key role in this is of QA department. With this intention, a dedicated QA...


November 28, 2008  9:55 AM

How to Create, Build and Maintain Harmony between tester and developer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, SDLC, software, software deployment, software design, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software requirement, Software testers, software testing, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

Create’ means the first time effort to generate a harmony between a tester and a developer working on the same project. ‘Build’ is the next stage after create to harmonize the professional relationship between a tester and developer. This step will bring...


November 26, 2008  10:11 AM

New Release for testing – a tester’s paradigm



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, quality assurance, software, software implementation, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software release, software requirement, Software testers, software testing, software testing tips, softwaretesting, tester

A new software release for testing could be a new product or major changes in the existing software. In either case the bugs report should have a new version number for control purposes. Although in case of a new release of existing software, the existing bugs can be referred to but that does not...


November 24, 2008  10:14 AM

Challenges of Development/Testing and Open Source Test (OST) Tools



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
.OST files, AJAX, Bug Control Management, functional testing, HTMLUnit, load testing, Open Source Testing Tools, performance testing, PushToTest, quality assurance, RIA, Selenium, SOA, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, Software testing methodologies, TestGen4Web, testing tools, testingtool, Traditional Testing Tools, volume testing, Web2.0

In today’s scenario when the schedules are tight, budgets are low and different technologies being used, software developers and testers are having great challenges of building/testing/releasing bug-free software by meeting all criterions. The question arises here is – how to cover all the...


November 3, 2008  10:11 AM

20 essential points for a tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
quality assurance, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing tips, softwaretesting, tester

1.Focus on Quality Policy, Strategy, Test Plan, Test Cases. 2.Maintain heartfelt sympathies with developers who are developing Bugs (and their impact!). 3.Raise your anxiety higher for any software coming to you for testing. 4.Your first and foremost priority is to prevent the damage a bug...


October 30, 2008  10:10 AM

Various Stages of a Bug



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Management, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

A bug right from its insertion into the software till its removal crosses through different stages. These different stages of a bug formulate bug lifecycle. Each stage has an action and meaning connected to it. Various stages of a bug...


October 27, 2008  10:15 AM

Bug Control Management – a void promise! A flawed process! Or a process insanity!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

There are three ways of functioning for any software organizations. First ways is to develop software and deliver it into the market. The survival for these sorts of organizations is too difficult and short. Second category of organization has a well...


October 24, 2008  10:15 AM

Bug Control Management vs Bug Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

Bug Management and Bug Control Management are two separate aspects in software development. Bug Control Management seeks a higher maturity level in terms of organization, developers, project managers and all others involved. On the other hand, Bug...


October 22, 2008  10:11 AM

BLC or Bug Lifecycle



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Management, developer, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, STLC, tester

In simple terms BLC or Bug lifecycle can be defined as the different stages of bug. BLC or Bug lifecycle will consist of all these stages starting from the birth of a bug till its removal from the application. The various stages of bug lifecycle or BLC can be...


October 8, 2008  10:35 AM

Bug Management – Major Concerns being felt across the Globe



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Management, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing projects, softwaretesting, STLC, tester, testing environment

Senior Management including CIOs, QA Heads, CEOs, Development Heads, Project Heads, Customers, Vendors and/or sub-contractors related to software Organizations across the globe has repeatedly displayed their concern over the Bugs Management Process from...


October 6, 2008  10:18 AM

Causes of Occurrence of a Bug in Software Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

In my previous blog we tried to understand what can be termed as a Bug. Here we will (in continuation to that) try to find out the reasons of causes of generation or occurrence of a Bug. A Bug shall occur in consequence to:

  • An effort to write a perfect code in terms...


  • October 2, 2008  10:15 AM

    What is a Bug?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Management, developer, Development, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing

    Any defect, shortcoming or error in software (built to perform a specific function or set of functions) is known as a Bug. A bug is usually an unexpected event encountered by a tester (or sometimes a programmer himself) while testing a unit, module or a complete product....


    September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

    Role of tester while verifying the closure of bugs



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    When a product gets completed, it is released for testing to QC department along with the relevant documents. The QC department based on the scope of testing, availability of testers and the time at which the product is estimated to be released to customer, prepares its test plan. After studying...


    September 26, 2008  10:42 AM

    What next after Bug Report (or Defect report) is released?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    As soon as a bug of defect report is released by Quality department to Development Team, the first task of the development team is to call for a meeting inviting all those involved in the development of the product, the project head, the quality head and the testers who have performed testing....


    September 24, 2008  10:39 AM

    Is your defect (or bugs) report serving its purpose?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    Let us understand what is the purpose of bugs report or defects report? Is it serving its purpose? How much? The purpose of a bugs report or defects report is to make the intended recipients of this report to understand each and every bug reported in its perspective view. A bugs report has to be...


    September 19, 2008  10:55 AM

    What is a bugs report in software testing?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    A bugs report or defects report is a list of bugs found out by testers while testing a software product in testing phase under a testing environment. The test environment is created at development site similar to the actual environment in which the software is supposed to work or run in live...


    September 15, 2008  10:56 AM

    Why build a test environment for software testing?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, quality assurance, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing environment, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing tips, tester, testing environment

    In continuation to my previous blog – "what is a test environment?", let us understand here why a test environment is required for testing a software product? I see two major purposes for this, one purpose catering to customer end, and the second purpose catering to the vendor end quality testing...


    September 12, 2008  10:35 AM

    What is a Testing environment for software testing?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    quality assurance, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing environment, software testing tips, softwaretesting, tester, testing environment

    A testing environment is a setup of software and hardware on which the testing team is going to perform the testing of the newly built software product. This setup consists of the physical setup which includes hardware, and logical setup that includes Server Operating system, client operating...


    September 4, 2008  10:12 AM

    Change of Career, Testing to Development and vice versa



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, project management, quality assurance, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing

    During my 20 plus years of experience in IT, from time to time I received questions from career beginners (or seekers) having spent 1 to 4 years in one stream of career with a query related to their career growth. This query came from different individuals having spent some time successfully as a...


    August 14, 2008  10:35 AM

    Twelve essential Steps of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing strategy, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC

    STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle) is an integral component of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Gone are the times when any software was made on the basis of its requirements and the moment it used to get completed by the development team, it got released to...


    August 12, 2008  11:00 AM

    Eight Checkpoints for Testers during Software Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing strategy, software testing tips, softwaretesting

    Testing is a process of facilitating development team/ project team in improving the quality of software before it is released to the customer for use. Some key essential steps are always there that need to be followed by the Testers during Software Testing to streamline the process. The most...


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