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Archives for December, 2010


Factors Behind Improving Testing Efficiency

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 29, 2010  |  1 Comment

During his GTAC 2010 talk, Robert Binder covers a lot of interesting material.  He ranges through white box and black box tests, the value of automation and movement toward model-based testing paradigms.  One of the most interesting elements comes near the end of the talk, around 59 minutes in when we presents a chart on […]

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Continuous Integration – Keystone to Quality

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 22, 2010  |  1 Comment

I always enjoy the presentations given at Google’s annual Test Automation Conference.  One of the presentations I have gone through recently is by Matt Evans of Mozilla discussing their evolving use of crowd sourced testing.  He talks about what they have learned to make it successful.  I especially appreciated his comments about their use of […]

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2011 Expect Open Source Testing Progress

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 21, 2010  |  1 Comment

We are seeing greater uptake of open source testing frameworks.  This is happening in software companies (as underpinnings of commercial products), at end user companies (to enhance overall toolset), and in services companies (who are using open source as a foundation for value ad products and services).  A key driver for the increased use is […]

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Technology Running Faster than Testing

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 20, 2010  |  3 Comments

As the number of mobile devices raced past the number of traditional computers the challenges for testing organizations continue to pile up.  In many instance tools (especially those of market leaders) is lagging behind market needs.  Support for Chrome and Safari, the ability to drive load tests (or functional tests) from a device (rather than […]

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