Approaches of Software testing

Quality Assurance, Software testing, Technology

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If you are new to software testing, you can use information on this page as starting point to grow your skills on software testing.

Scripted Testing

In this approach, test engineers perform testing on the system under test with a set of prepared instructions to ensure that the system functions as expected.

A test script specifies:

  • the test operations,
  • the expected results,
  • the comparisons the human or machine should make.

The scripting process provides opportunities to achieve several key benefits:

5 principles of quality assurance team member

Quality Assurance, Software testing, Technology

During my time as QA Analyst, I found these 5 principles helped me a lot to succeed as QA team member:

1. Be a team player

Focus on team’s goals

We can see it in most sports. There are no team sports in which one player does it all.

You may have done a stellar job on the part of a job you were responsible for, but that matters very little if the overall project fails to achieve the target.

Instead, think about it this way. The team is your boat. If your boat is sinking and you can do something, just do it. Hence, you need to put in what’s needed to keep the boat together.

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Types of software testing

Quality Assurance, Software testing, Technology

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Overview

There are several well-known types of Software testing. Here are 4 types of testing I use frequently:

1. Regression Testing

Regression testing is a type of software testing that seeks to uncover new software bugs, or regressions, in existing functional and non-functional areas of a system after changes such as enhancements, patches or configuration changes, have been made to them.

Who performs it: Developer, Tester
When: Testing per build (Staging)

Methods of Software Testing

Quality Assurance, Software testing, Technology

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Overview

These methods are used to describe the point of view that a test engineer takes when designing test cases.

White-box

White-box testing technique is used to examine the program structure and business logic, it validates the code or program of an application. It is also called as Clear-Box Testing, Glass-Box Testing or Open-Box Testing.

Python: Using argparse to pass arguments into python script

Programming, Technology

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While doing some QA tasks, I got a case which I need to add and delete domain names from hundreds of categorized text files time after time.

Since it was repetitive and cost me time to perform it, I decided to create python script for automating that case.

Inspired by simplicity of linux command: ls which has several arguments with distinct functionalities, I also want my python script to be able to run multiple functions.

To accommodate that, I need to separate the input arguments.

After doing internet research, I found argparse solving this issue. With argparse library, user can pass arguments into python script.

Let’s write this argparse script.