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About testmuse

Software Test Architect in distributed computing.

Write fewer automated checks/tests

I attended Alan Page’s QA SIG talk on Adventures in Modern Testing and heard 2 interesting quotes:  “All the testing getting in the way of quality”  and “Help team write fewer tests“. In talking with Alan after the talk, I … Continue reading

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Review of Introduction to Combinatorial Testing

I received a copy of this book from ACM SIGsoft Software Engineering Notes (SEN) in exchange for reviewing it. Introduction to Combinatorial Testing  Written by D. Richard Kuhn, Raghu N. Kacker, and Yu Lei and published by CRC Press, ©2013, (paperback), … Continue reading

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Reliable Backup is hard to do

I believe in triple copies after working with Cosmos at Bing and other similar services and reading recommendations and descriptions of backup schemes. So at home, we have 2 disk copies and a cloud copy of every file. So I … Continue reading

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Software Testing: A Research Travelogue by Orso and Rothermel

Interesting survey on updates to software testing was given as an ACM Sigsoft webinar. “Software Testing: A Research Travelogue,” Alessandro Orso, Gregg Rothermel, Willem Visser. Based on their paper “Software Testing: A Research Travelogue (2000-2014)” by A. Orso and G. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Rimby’s How Agile Teams Can Use Test Points

At February 3 SeaSpin meeting, Eric Rimby provided a discussion-provoking thought experiment around what he termed “Test Points” (analogous to Story Points). I didn’t quite have time to snapshot his slide, but I think he finally defined them something like: … Continue reading

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What are Synthetics?

I attended PNSQC Birds of a feather session “Why do we need synthetics” by Matt Griscom. It was advertised as “The big trend in software quality is towards analytics, and its corollary, synthetics. The question is: why and how much … Continue reading

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How Data Science is Changing Software Testing – Robert Musson talk

I enjoyed Robert Musson’s recent  Qasig.org presentation How Data Science is Changing Software Testing and recommend you watch it or at least read Robert’s Presentation Slides which don’t do it full justice, but should tease you. As the abstract stated: … Continue reading

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