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ISTQB – Integration Test Strategies

Integration strategy stands for HOW individual modules will be combined during Integration testing. The individual modules can be combined in one go, or they can be joined one by one. A decision on how to put the pieces together is called the Integration Strategy. There are 3 strategies – Big Bang, Top Down Integration & […]

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ISTQB – Unit Testing & Integration Testing

Tests conducted by Developers In our blog on V-model, we looked at how for every phase in the SDLC,  a corresponding testing activity was introduced. So we have Unit Testing,  Integration Testing, System Testing and  User Acceptance Testing. Of these, the Unit Testing and Integration Testing are primarily the responsibility of the Development team. The […]

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ISTQB – Different Test Types

In our blog on V-model, we looked at how for every phase in the SDLC,  a corresponding testing activity was introduced. So we have Unit Testing,  Integration Testing, System Testing and  User Acceptance Testing. And  each of these different test levels have a specific objective or goal eg. at Integration testing, we focus on the […]

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ISTQB – Test Levels

Test Levels In our previous blog we understood how the V-model extends the waterfall model with the testing activities that need to be completed later in SDLC. And for every development activity we saw a corresponding testing activity. And how the test phase for a given level began during the corresponding  software development activity. During the Requirements phase, testers reviewed […]

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ISTQB V-model of Testing

In the traditional waterfall model, which is a linear or sequential model, each activity in the software development life cycle is more or less complete before the next stage begins. The Requirements phase kicks off the project. In the Requirements phase, requirements were collected or elicited from the Customer and captured in a document called […]

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ISTQB Software Test Life Cycle

Software Test Life Cycle or the Software Test Process The Software Test Life cycle addresses the Testing aspect of the Software Development Life Cycle. It includes all activities from Test Planning, writing test cases, test execution to QA sign-off. Many organizations have a team that is independent of the Development team or a part of the […]

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Skills a Tester needs!

What are some of the Skills a tester needs in addition to testing knowledge? A Software Tester needs knowledge of Manual Testing – how to test an application optimally, ability to prioritize and work under time crunch and Testing Tools – Quality Center, Defect Tools, Databases, Sql, Xml, Unix etc. Domain knowledge comes in really handy. […]

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Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

What is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)? SDLC  is the way an application is conceived and moved on to fruition or given a form. Computers are faster, do not suffer from tiredness, fatigue, boredom. So any job that requires to be done repeatedly becomes a good candidate for automation. Computers are available 24 x 7, […]

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First Day at Work as a Software Tester

First Day at Work as a Software Tester You have been Hired! You have got your dream job as a Software Tester! Congratulations! Now you wonder what the first day/week at work would be? What can you expect? You walk in the first day, someone will meet you (Test Lead/Test Manager), you will be assigned […]

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What to do if the team has no processes at all?

What to do if the team has no processes at all? In this article, we look at what to do if the team has no processes at all? In big organizations, a formal visible process is followed. In smaller teams and organizations, an informal process might exist. People may work with some understanding between themselves […]

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