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I am the founder and CEO of Hexawise. I'm interested in using Design of Experiments methods from applied statistics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing. The Hexawise test design tool improves coverage with the fewest possible number of tests. It uses pairwise, and other, more sophisticated methods of optimized combination testing.

See http://www.hexawise.com


Oct
8
comment Techniques for test selection, give a large suite of test cases
Those articles are not about just any type of test generation; they're all about a specific type of test generation. Namely, generating tests in a systematic way so as to cover as much as possible in as few tests as possible. They are about minimizing the size of your test suite for a given scope. These approaches are extremely powerful and well-proven, yet they remain wildly underutilized in the software testing community. The test generation approaches described in the articles work equally well whether you have an existing set of tests or you're generating a new set from scratch.
Sep
27
comment Techniques for test selection, give a large suite of test cases
D.W., Kudos for trying to find actual empirical evidence! I would suggest these additional articles for you. They do a good job of explaining how test suite reduction techniques have been effectively put into practice: combinatorialtesting.com/clear-introductions-1
Sep
19
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Sep
19
answered Techniques for test selection, give a large suite of test cases
Sep
7
comment Capture screen during exploratory testing
Upvoted. If you want both a screen shot and a way to keep track of tester comments throughout an exploratory testing session, Rapid Reporter is truly fantastic. A very nice example of Rapid Reporter in action (with screen shots shown amidst a tester's comments about their developing thought process throughout the exploratory testing session) can be found here: testing.gershon.info/rapidreporter/pairingrr/AngryWeaselTheApp/…
Sep
4
revised In performance testing, when have MFAT approaches been successfully applied (in addition to an OFAT approach)?
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Sep
4
asked In performance testing, when have MFAT approaches been successfully applied (in addition to an OFAT approach)?
Aug
30
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Aug
19
revised Is there a name for this type of vector operation?
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Aug
16
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Aug
16
answered Is there a name for this type of vector operation?
Jul
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May
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Feb
1
revised Test case design standards- friend or foe?
Removed the < and the > from my post which had inadvertently resulted in my disclosure sentence being hidden. (I was trying to add more visibility to the sentence, not make the sentence invisible!)
Feb
1
answered Test case design standards- friend or foe?
Jan
10
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Dec
7
comment What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?
Dan, I would prefer a game if possible to have some fun, get non-game testers out of their shells and out of their comfort zones a little bit. Part of the challenge I have in mind will be to "parameterize" user playing styles and possible user actions which is not a traditional test design technique most of them will be familiar with. Thanks.
Dec
4
revised What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?
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Dec
4
asked What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?
Sep
24
comment Are state transition diagrams a good software testing technique
+1 Superb answer, Dale!