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What exactly do you mean by calculate branch testing? Are you looking for an answer to how to find out the number of branches in the software? Or is it about the test coverage? If it is about the latter you must first find out the number of decisions in the module's code. Then prepare a checklist of it for testing. Once you are done with testing look into ...


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For practical purposes, I use McCabe Cyclomatic complexity to estimate the number of tests required for thorough branch testing. This this actually gives a good number for "basis path testing". The linked article gives a good explaination about the differences. McCabe Cyclomatic complexity is a practical measure because there are many tools that will ...


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I agree with milinpatel17' above answer about Test Plan. Test Plan is a detailed layout and strategy to test a product or application. Before you start writing a test plan, consider these points first: Why to test -- objective What to test -- scope How to achieve objective -- required time and money (with number of resources) What approach -- Automation, ...


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To know how to write a test plan one must first learn to plan a test. Planning test is a real thinker task. You should be asking a hell lot of question to learn about the domain of the project. You should learn about the stakeholders of the project. One part of planning consists of test estimation. Here is something that might get you started with it - ...


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Test at least one object everyday(maybe a spoon/pen/table or anything for that matter). Generate teat ideas for it and get it reviewed from others. Read about testing - blogs, articles and books. Participate in online discussions, forums and communities about testing. Write about what you learn. Share it with the world. Ask as many questions as you can ...


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It really depends on your project. I'll try to give you some hints, but it can't be comprehensive. Localization First thing to take into account is the localization. If your fields can be used by a customer from any country, you must consider allowing non alphanumeric characters, and therefore test it. This can lead to some issues, depending on the type of ...


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Its good that you find interest in software testing and want to switch from programming to testing. Since you have 4 years of experience in programming you can use it as your strength to be a test developer. A test developer writes test scripts for automating tests (mostly unit level but not necessarily limited to it). Plus you fund it interesting to do ...


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While Kate's answer is extremely thorough, there is 1 thing I felt that was missing. How to actually land a job in SQA. The first thing you will want to do is familiarize yourself with the tools and techniques that are commonplace in SQA. There is so many to list but if you read 85% of the questions here they are about a few different tools in general. ...


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Try switching to testing department in your current organization only. It would be good that if you gain some more knowledge on software testing process and all that stuff. On paper it would also be good to have some testing experience before you hunt for a testing job outside with development background. Get comfortable with the process of testing first, ...


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It's certainly possible - that's the way I and many others here became testers. As Som Ghosh says, you will need to mention in your applications for test positions that you have worked in testing as well as development. I'd suggest you include details of the kind of testing you've done and the scale of the projects that you tested. I would recommend that ...


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Yes Suchi you can switch to testing domain many companies prefer developers switched to testing as their testing professionals . You can start applying and you will get good response also. try to mention in your profile that you worked on testing also so that it would be helpful for recruiters to line up their list


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There are many such tools. Basically if you do a search with term "test management tool" you will find a lot of alternatives. There are also many sites listing the tools, but they seem to be biased towards some commercial alternatives. One site with a quite exhaustive listing for Test tools is https://www.testtoolreview.de/en/ The company I'm working in ...


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One suggestion can be Test Link, its freeware. You can easily install and configure at your end. This tool will help you to maintain a regression repository consisting of Test Case, Test Scripts, Test Run, Bugs etc..


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As of May 2014, you can spin up instances of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in Azure (Microsoft's cloud service) as well as various flavors of Windows Server. You simply need an MSDN license to do so. The instances are available for development and testing of desktop applications. ...


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I am unaware of any standard definition for "Software Reliability Report". And an internet search doesn't show anything either. So you have 2 options: Ask management what they want in the report, or if they don't know, ask them what the report is for and use your best judgement. Make something up. List of known defects, supported usage scenarios, ...


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The question is a bit theoretical, so I'll start my answer the same way: In theory, or in some projects, testing can be all about generating the great test ideas that will find the most relevant issues. A bit samy way that in theory, or in some projects systematic way of working with requirements will find all the relevant issues and prove that system works ...


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Here is a good overview of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load): http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/etl-testing-data-warehouse-testing/


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One way you can force things is to use mental frameworks, such as ACC or Nouns & Verbs where you come up with two lists and combine the two. Examples are on this cheat sheet. Note the Heuristics section of that cheat sheet also has lots of other ways to approach coming up with tests. These types of models and frameworks help you increase the number of ...


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You could try reading 6 hats by De Bono - 6 thinking hats or watch this video based on it and adapted to testing by Julian Harty - 6 hats video


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I'd suggest taking a look at the answer to this question: How can a Software Tester use "Out of the Box" thinking approach to find more bugs? They include general strategies and some specific suggestions. Personally, I find the best way to be a creative tester is to be creative, period - having creative hobbies helps, as does practicing looking ...


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I really like the videos of James Bach. He has a very unique perspective on the world of software testing. He will challenge your thinking and a lot of the "best" practises in the testing world. Be sure to watch his Open Lecture on Software Testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILkT_HV9DVU


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I dont think so a material would teach/tune your creativity. Try to understand the Business uses of the AUT. Think about possible ways to exploit the App if you were the Real User of that Application. If it is a Banking related application, try to understand the domain knowledge. That will give you more ideas. Try to participate in Bug contests or Sign up as ...



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