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Apr 19 2012   1:05AM GMT

Exploratory testing: Tools to help recreate the problem

Yvette Francino Yvette Francino Profile: Yvette Francino

Here at STAREAST 2012, we’ve been hearing quite a lot about the importance of exploratory testing. This technique allows testers to really dig into areas of high risk, using the knowledge they’ve learned as they’re testing to creatively test and uncover problems that aren’t on the “happy path.” However, when they do run across an anomaly or defect, they need to recreate that problem so that the developer is able to troubleshoot it and find out the root cause.

I asked conference attendee Thora Commins the tools she used in order to easily recreate the issues she uncovered during exploratory testing. Listen in to hear her response:

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