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Mutation testing: is it useful for assessing test quality?

This is part of my quest how to test my tests and test data. I looked at the techniques that would help improve my test cases. While code/branch coverage can tell me whether my test suites cover my ...
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How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?

One of the more interesting dichotomies for testing is the contrast between trying to get standardisation across individual testers vs. applying context driven techniques that allow testers to apply ...
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Is the return on investment of any particular kind of testing measurable?

It is easy to find claims about the benefit of different kinds of testing, particularly when the testing technique requires purchasing a product or spending money on consultants. Has anyone ever ...
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Examples and Best Practices for Seeding Defects?

Defect Seeding seems to be one of the few ways a development organization can tell how thorough an independent testing group is. I'm a fan of using metrics to help counter overconfidence biases, and ...
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What are good resources for mentoring QAs/Testers?

In recent times, I have been doing a lot of reading about mentoring and recently came across an article on the importance of good mentors. For the testing community, what are good resources (books, ...
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Where can I find some amusing cartoons about software testing? [closed]

I came across this Dilbert cartoon this week that I thought was pretty funny. What other good software testing related cartoons are out there?
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How to version a RFT project

Version control for test assets is a no brainer, but dropping a Rational Functional Tester directly into VC hasn't been easy. Attempting to use a tool like Subversion with multiple users modifying ...
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Do DevOps pertain to QA departments?

A lot of software products have really fast production cycles and frequent releases, this need has created the DevOps position. Looking that the tasks of a DevOps position have much in common with ...
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Testing Database replication

Is someone aware of any general approaches for testing out database replication. We are using post-gres db which is going to be replicated real-time (synchronously) in a master-slave fashion. The idea ...
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SDET working as freelancer?

Many developers work as freelancer, developing a project on request. Is there a similar career path for SDET? I would like to work in a similar independent way, e.g., by automating tests per project. ...
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MTBF for a software product

Our end clients are requesting the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) estimation for our software. I know that MTBF relies on a model not suitable for software, it uses a mechanical model where parts ...
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Is there an easy way to do Compatibility QA testing for web app?

I am working on a project that has a fair amount of daily bug/design changes that are minor but need to be tested in all major browsers / OSs. Does anyone know of a way to make this easier? It really ...
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How is QA involved in usability testing?

Usability testing provides feedback how well users can accomplish tasks using a GUI. In many companies there dedicated departments for usability testing, separate from QA testing. Still, I wonder ...
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Where can I find some insightful cartoons and/or humorous content about software testing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find some amusing cartoons about software testing? As Leo Rosten eloquently stated, "Humor is the affectionate communication of insight." Here is one such ...
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Recommended Generic profiling techniques for quality assurance on HTML integration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended Generic profiling techniques for quality assurance on HTML integration All of our software projects are web based and many include the production of html ...