Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Four Horsemen of the Testing Apocalypse

Column info : The Four Horsemen of the Testing Apocalypse by James A. Whittaker.

Food for thought when one is considering a new project or rethinking your test strategy of an old friend.

Warning phases that should trigger reexamination of your test strategy:
  • "Go and test it."
  • "Go and test it some more."
  • "Re-execute the tests."
  • "Good news, one million regression tests didn't find any defects."
  • "Testers can act like users and find 'customer bugs' before we ship."
  • "Testing is boring."