Static Testing and Dynamic Testing – Difference Between These Two Important Testing Techniques

Testing is verification and validation. We all know that it takes 2 Vs to make testing complete.

In today’s article we will shed some light on Static testing. It is also called as Verification. We will learn all about it and pay special emphasis on this, because dynamic testing often receives maximum attention and has innumerable articles detailing it out.

However, no discussion on static testing would be complete without an explanation of what its counterpart, dynamic testing means. Dynamic testing is validation, the other “V”. Dynamic testing is when you are working with the actual system (not some artifact or model that represents Continue reading →


Software Testing Exercises – New Platform to Test Your Testing Skills and Share Practical Ideas

Software Testing Exercises + Contest: Read on to know more..

*Update 2: names of the winners announced at the end of the post.
*Update 1: just don’t read other reader’s answers in comments before posting yours :)

With excellent response for the STH posts as always, we have decided to fill this place with more fun and help.

No matter, who you are – a senior quality manager or a fresher who has just joined the software testing industry, everyone wants (or I would say, loves) to work on exercises, to keep our brain working.

With that, if you get to communicate with fellow testers and if you get a platform to share ideas too, would there be anything greater than that?

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Is there any ‘Shortcut’ for Good Testing? (Here it is how)

In many companies, especially small and medium, where there is a strive to establish any work process, it has been observed that testers are a little puzzled about how to start, progress and finish their testing job in a hurried manner.

The project or test manager always pressurize test team to complete testing as soon as possible. With this pressure, somebody starts with a great methodical way but cannot complete the testing; somebody tries to be fast by short-cutting it, but cannot achieve quality. So, there is a problem in daily practice.

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Why Software Testing is a Tough Job? And Here is How You Can Make It Easy

You are so lucky to be in testing, you won’t have to look after all these messy things – prototyping, client confirmation, development, logic.., – a frustrated developer

But I have to look after mess you create, – a frustrated tester

A long silence.

Most of the time, being in testing industry, we have felt mixed emotions – at a time it seems really easy and at a time it feels really difficult.

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Is Non-functional Testing Always Carried out without Documentation and Test Cases? Why?

“We are always taught how to write functional test cases. Why is that? Is ‘non-functional testing’ carried out without documentation (in other words, on an ad-hoc basis) or is that a separate process that is much more difficult to understand? How are test cases written for different kinds of testing that happens on the application?”

This is one of the most original, distinctive and out-of-the-box questions I have been asked in the recent times. Thus, this is the topic for today and this is what we are going to illuminate in the following article.

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Tips & Tricks for Testing and Managing Web Applications Run by Linux OS

How to Test, Manage, and Configure Web Applications Run by Linux OS:

Let’s find out how to manage the fastest growing operating system today in the field of web applications testing. The following is applicable if your application is running on servers operated by any of Unix-like distribution.

This tutorial will be useful for any novice Linux user during his or her education. Especially, the majority of frequently asked questions we have to solve during our Linux study are described below.  Continue reading →