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What is your favorite open source testing tool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by javier_83 Feb 20, 2012. 17 Replies

There are pages and pages out there devoted to the big commercial tools, the "runners" of this world but I thought it would be great to do a shout out to the open source tools and to make people, who…Continue

What sort of tester are you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duncan nisbet Jul 22, 2011. 17 Replies

So you are looking for a new job. You've put your CV up on the jobsite. A recruiter rings who has a number of roles available (stop laughing at the back!) and asks the dreaded question; "What sort of…Continue

What should be automated?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Hill Jun 7, 2010. 9 Replies

I've noticed a lot of Twitter chatter lately about automation but it all seems to have a negative tone:'that should not be automated', 'that cannot be automated', 'that is not automation, that is…Continue

How do you test?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ese Oduyoye May 20, 2010. 13 Replies

I am would like to know people's approach to testing. In other words what do you actually do when you sit down in from of the application / database / code / system? It's ok to say I follow the X…Continue


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The dead parrot / live bug sketch

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 12:30 11 Comments

This post is based on a piece published by Philk where he substitutes Monty Python’s What have the Romans done for us scene for a ‘What have the testers ever done for us parody’ I like the idea of this game, so in the same spirit, here is my dead parrot / live bug sketch

The first part is the original sketch for…


Babies and software

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 11:30 2 Comments

This is a blog entry dedicated to all the wonderful Mothers and Fathers (as well as those expecting) I know working in IT. It is also dedicated to anyone who has ever gone to work with baby food / snot or sick on their lapel without realising it. (Which pretty much means EVERYONE who is a parent)

I hope you enjoy it

This is a post born out of the fact I had been musing on the sheer amount of friends, relations and ex-colleagues…


What a software tester does all day.....

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 15:20 2 Comments

I’ve already told you how I described to my Mother, who specialises in growing prize-roses, what I do (Read post here).

I have written a new post about how I describe my role to other people in IT as well as the pitfalls that I have seen other companies fall into as a…


I test therefore I log bugs (What could be simpler than that?)

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 6:37 7 Comments

Has anyone who ever works in IT ever successfully explained to a non-IT parent or relative exactly what it is they do? I tried but when it got to the point where I was fantasising about putting fuses in scissors, I don't think it was the most successful exercise ever.

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At 21:34 on September 16, 2011, jatin said…
thx for adding
At 21:29 on September 16, 2011, jatin said…

hi eliza

u online now?



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