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Author: Stéphane Colson

Bug magnet, a tool to ease testing

Bug magnet, a tool to ease testing

Let me introduce you a tool I really find convenient. As a tester, you like to use heuristics for all kind of data you need to fill. Let’s talk about a simple example, a form where you need to enter your name, your address and a text.

You will test this with empty fields, very long text, SQL injection, Special characters, End-of-Line characters, text where numbers are only required and probably also with several encodings, etc  (See this Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet for more ideas). If you don’t have a UI framework that test this with data, then you need to enter this “manually”, or you can be helped by a tool like “Bug Magnet” available in the Chrome Store.

Then simply with a right click you will be able to add:

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Misconceptions about software testing

Misconceptions about software testing

If you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that you are working as a software tester or intend to. Congratulations…and sorry for you. Why should I be sorry for you? Because this is far from being the easiest job in the world and you probably have to defend your positions and idea almost every day. However, if you’re passionate about your job, then I’m sure that it’s a kind of pleasure to discuss about it, argument with people having a different point of view and explain them why you can congratulate yourself about having made the good choice with this activity.

So what are the misconceptions about Software testing you may have to discuss?

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