QA Focus:

July, 2008

July 4, 2008  4:30 AM

Automated Software Testing: In The Beginning

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Like other living things, software QA processes evolve over time. From its humble beginnings, test automation has undergone a similar transformation. The first stage of test automation was the 'Record and Playback' age. Tools were marketed for their ability to record a typical user session and...

July 2, 2008  5:00 PM

Who wants to be an automater?

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

Modern commercial test tools claim that it is easier than ever for a QA person with manual testing expertise to create and execute automated tests. But who really wants to become a developer of automated scripts? Why put in all that effort when you've already got a good thing going? Take the...

July 1, 2008  1:58 PM

The Case of the Missing Case

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627

One of the amazing things about working in the domain of software quality assurance -- or QA, as we devotees so fondly refer to it -- is that everyone agrees that there are standards yet so few people agree on what they are. Take for example the very basic definition of a Test...

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