Test cases have served teams well as a tool to enable measures of quality over time, over many runs of those test cases, so the team knows (or should) roughly whether quality is getting better, worse, … more
Last month I posted here about the false positive problem.
Here is a specific example that I learned from a friend at Microsoft, where the false positive caused a defect escape:
Imagine a shopping … more
Manual test is when a person does the actions and observations and decides whether some aspect of SUT behavior is reportable as a bug (or, other action item). This is true whether or not the tester … more
In my last post I describe out the two kinds of automation that fit in the quality automation space.
People who do quality automation (at least, the part of quality automation that drives and … more
Quality automation is the domain (or problem space) of driving the SUT, measuring and recording data on SUT behavior and communicating that data to the business. I also use “quality automation” to … more
False negatives happen when these three things happen in order:
Operations (ops) promotes the software to the next level, or ships it to end-users
Someone (or, some automated process) discovers a … more
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Tools are devices to
Amplify force or speed, like a pry bar or bicycle
Give capabilities that humans don’t have, like a network sniffer or a magnetic compass
It has been said (not by me) that “ … more
“Quality automation” is a new term I introduced that I use to replace “test automation.” I did not do this to annoy people or drive a claim into the fertile ground of semantics! I did it for some … more
One would think that people who make automation to drive the system under test (SUT) would be eager to preserve the quality knowledge of how the SUT is driven and how it responds, how fast, etc. For … more
Automation to help the whole team measure and manage quality is called quality automation. This is related to “test automation,” but better because it considers the whole team and it avoids the … more
It’s been three months since my post here on AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence, or Machine Learning).
So, I wanted to post an update in my understanding on this set of technologies:
At the time of … more