The humans are dead, part 2

Continuing where the previous introductory post left off, we continue to discuss the epic battle between the ruthless testing automation machines and the brave manual testing of the human QA army. To make it fair on both sides and let them wage their battles, let's see what makes each of them so great and vice [...]

2019-05-19T09:03:18+00:00August 20th, 2008|Automation, Blog, QA, Testing|0 Comments

The humans are dead

One of the songs by New Zealand's Flight of the Chonchords, which is by the way an amazing show that music and Borat fans must watch, is about how in the distant future, the year 2000, the humans are dead. Robots used poisonous gasses to poison our a$$es. Robotic beings rule the world and the [...]

2019-05-19T09:03:18+00:00August 11th, 2008|Automation, Blog, General, QA, Testing|3 Comments

Cutesy icons

Sending out the word of mouth about Testuff to the further reaches of cyberspace has yielded some stimulating feedback. Out of all things that are Testuff though, what seems to really get people are the smallest things of all - the Testuff icons. Selected testimonials below: The GUI is a bit colorful and kitschy - [...]

2019-05-19T09:03:18+00:00July 21st, 2008|Blog, QA|5 Comments

Are you a software testing expert?

Just watched James Bach's lecture on Becoming a Software Testing Expert and had a major blast. I love this guy's ruthless honesty, geeky sense of humor, and the references he drops all over the place from philosophy, sci-fi, films, and whatnot. Hell, even if you don't care about becoming a software testing expert, watch his [...]

2019-05-19T09:03:19+00:00July 8th, 2008|Blog, Education, QA, Testing, Videos|1 Comment

Developers developers developers

Ran across this funny piece entitled The Top 20 replies by programmers when their programs don't work. Sad but true: 20. "That's weird..." 19. "It's never done that before." 18. "It worked yesterday." 17. "How is that possible?" 16. "It must be a hardware problem." 15. "What did you type in wrong to get it [...]

2019-05-19T09:03:19+00:00June 28th, 2008|Blog, Funstuff, QA, Testing|6 Comments

The Zen of Testing

As I was testing away our brand new shiny Testuff 0.9, I was wondering about the everlasting question in our profession, what makes a good tester? What qualities are needed for the acest QA of them all? Maybe arrogantly, what is it that makes me a good tester? I don't think this answer can be [...]

2019-05-19T09:03:19+00:00June 16th, 2008|Blog, QA, Testing|1 Comment