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Jan 16, 2002 - 15 minute read - Essays Evil Tester

An exploration of, and notes on, the process of Test Scripting

Software Test Scripting This essay explores the test scripting in terms of software development as the two processes are very similar and share many of the same techniques and pitfalls. It is primarily aimed at manual test script construction because automated test script construction is software development. An exploration of, and notes on, the test scripting process: Introduction Definitions The development life Cycle Requirements Design Executable Models Iterations in Test Scripts Use of the Design Recommended Further Reading Introduction This text will explore the process of test scripting.

Jan 15, 2002 - 13 minute read - Essays Evil Tester

An exploration of, and notes on, model path analysis for Testing

Path Analysis for Software Testing TLDR; This essay explores the use of graph models in testing and the practice of structural path derivation using 3 coverage concerns: node coverage, link coverage and loop coverage. Predicate coverage is considered but is not covered in detail. An exploration of, and notes on, model path analysis for testing: Introduction The example model Basic Testing approach for Graph Models Node and Link Coverage Predicate Coverage Loop Coverage Beizers strategies considered Conclusion Introduction This text will focus on the structural aspects of model path analysis.

Jan 4, 2002 - 6 minute read - Evil Tester Techniques

Modelling Tesla for Software Testing

Colarado Springs, 1900, and a round wooden building has been constructed 100 feet in diameter. Within the building a metal spike, fifty feet high, extends from floor to ceiling, this continues for another 70 feet into the desert air. A thin man sits on a wooden chair reading a hand written scientific text not more than 5 feet away from the spike. Suddenly a roar of tumultuous proportions fills the room, neighbours 10 miles away step out of their homes to see what has disturbed them.

Jan 4, 2002 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester Rants

Charity Shop Shopping For Software Testing Books

A Fortunate Perusal… I was recently browsing in a second hand charity book shop. On the counter was a copy of Hetzel that they had neither priced nor put out on the shelf so I asked them how much it was, feigning disinterest in case they should quote a figure too close to Amazon’s (£££). Fortunately they quoted £2, this was the first time I had ever been pleased to see testing undervalued.

Jan 4, 2002 - 6 minute read - Evil Tester Rants

The Cost of DIY Quality

The Choice I bought a garden bench from a DIY store. It was one among many similar benches and I had difficulty deciding which to buy. Fortunately the store had one of each assembled so I was able to sit on them and try them out. I picked one in the middle of the available price range, aesthetic enough to meet my visual bench criteria, and sturdy enough to cope with the demands of visiting nephews and feral squirrels.