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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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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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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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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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Testing asynchronous concurrent systems in a systematic way

Problem I have a system with two logical threads, living on different machines and operating concurrently and asynchronously. First one receives data from an external system and puts them into DB. ...
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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 ...