Git: Setup Git for multiple emails

Programming, Technology

Problem:

The common way we configure Git email address at our machine is:

git config --global user.email user@email.com

It’s only for 1 email address and it will become a challenge when you have 2 (or more) Git accounts for different purposes e.g: for work project and for personal project. Remote repository only calculates commit contribution if configured email address matches with account’s email address.

One of solution I think of is to re-configure email address by re-running above terminal command each time before committing. However, it seems not efficient. There is another way to solve it.

Tips on writing bug report

Manual Test, Quality Assurance, Software testing, Technology

Why writing an effective bug report is a good skill for QA team?

In my earlier days as QA analyst, Development team often complained me about how confusing bug report I wrote.

The general complaints I received are about ambiguous description, confusing steps to reproduce, and missing visual evidence.

I felt annoyed with these complaints at the time. So I complained back to them that they should already understand the bug because they were the one who created it in the first place.

Quality metrics

Quality Assurance, Software testing, Technology

Overview

The aim of collecting quality metrics is to use the data for:

  • improving the test process,
  • learning how our team improved its efficiency and productivity, rather than to just show fancy reports.

This includes finding tangible answers to the questions:

  • How bad are the bugs?
  • How many bugs found were fixed? reopened? closed? deferred?
  • How many bugs did the test team did not find?
  • How good were the tests?
  • Was the test effort adequate? Could we have fit more testing in this release?

Good answers to these questions need measurement. This post includes metrics to answer above question.