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Dear Glossary Builders[magazine]

Ross Collard weighs in on whether there should be a testing/quality glossary.

Ross Collard's picture Ross Collard
FitNesse: Automated Specification[magazine]

Micah Martin introduces the open source tool FitNesse.

Micah Martin's picture Micah Martin
How We Got Them to Read the Writing on the Wall[magazine]

Tim Van Tongeren tells the story of how an internal progress poster became a popular gathering spot and information resource.

Tim Van Tongeren's picture Tim Van Tongeren
The Case of the Crashing Test Site[magazine]

Tom McGreal warns you of problems that may be lurking in your deployment environment.

Tom McGreal's picture Tom McGreal
What's Different about Agile Management[magazine]

Much has been written about how agile processes change the developer and tester roles, but what effect do they have on the manager? Learn about three “extreme” concepts and what they mean to the software manager.

Ken Schwaber's picture Ken Schwaber
Practical Career Advancement[magazine]

A word from the Technical Editor

Brian Marick's picture Brian Marick
Logical Capture/Replay[magazine]

Wouldn’t it be great if test scripts were written in terms of what they were trying to accomplish instead of in terms of which button to click? It would certainly make them a lot less fragile, and much easier to understand. Find out how capture/replay at the business and control logic level can help you accomplish this goal.

Michael Silverstein's picture Michael Silverstein
Let SQA Be Your Guide[magazine]

Pinocchio had Jiminy Cricket; your company has Software Quality Assurance. Both are intended not to enforce good practices, but to encourage them. Find out how SQA can effectively serve an organization.

W. Mark Manduke's picture W. Mark Manduke
Bread Crumbs[article]

A cautious project manager knows that all projects are at risk of failure. This week, Peter Clark explains how taking the time to leave a formal trail of communication between you and your customers can lead to a fairy-tale ending.

Peter Clark's picture Peter Clark
Go with the Bug Flow[magazine]

How do you know when your software is done? How do you determine which bugs need to be fixed and which can be tabled for "someday"? Robert Sabourin defines a seven-step process for establishing an effective bug triage system.

Robert Sabourin's picture Robert Sabourin
Inside the Mind of an Exploratory Tester[magazine]

Among the hardest things to explain is something that everyone already knows. We all know how to listen, how to read, how to think, and how to tell anecdotes about the events in our lives. As adults, we do these things every day. Yet the level possessed by the average person of any of these skills may not be adequate for certain special situations.Exploratory tester James Bach describes eight key skills that expert explorers possess, and how you can develop them too.

James Bach's picture James Bach
Dodging the Ditches[article]

"We want the software to be faster, better, cheaper!" the marketing guy declares. We want to deliver, but if we aren't positive what those adjectives mean, we will fail. Read on to learn how a road trip prompted industry veteran Esther Derby to revisit how to avoid the expectations gap.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
Through the Eyes of a Troubled Customer[article]

Have you ever had to cope with a demanding developer? A touchy tester? A quarrelsome QA person? A cantankerous customer? Why oh why do people act that way? This column describes the route one IT group took to reverse a customer's bad attitude and make her a valuable ally.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten
Testing A Complex Multi-Media System wiht Action Words[presentation]

Testing games is in many ways similar to testing many complex, multi-media applications. In this hands-on presentation, Hans Buwalda demonstrates practical ways to automatically test a game using an intelligent, model-driven robot.

Hans Buwalda, LogiGear Corporation
What You Need to Know About Testing Web Services[presentation]

With Web services touted as revolutionary technology for eBusiness, many companies are beginning to add this dynamic element to their internal and external Web applications.

Deb Kablotsky, RadView Software Inc


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