“Tests are useless if they don’t fail.”

Some time ago, I saw this statement passing by on Twitter. My first thought was, why? Why are tests useless when they don’t fail. I disagree with that. Test is about gathering qualitative information. Test is about questioning the product to observe it, to learn from it. Test is about making informed decisions. If a…

Unthought Known

Recently, I was listening to some music of Pearl Jam. I have a ticket to a concert, so I’m listening to the songs they recently performed live on other concerts. I stumbled on a song a never heard before, Unthought Known. Immediately, my tester mind kicked in. What does this exactly mean, unthought known. I…

The slides of my talks at ConTEST NYC 2017

I was invited to give two talks at ConTEST NYC in New York. This is a conference organized by Anna Royzman, the founder of the Global Quality Leadership Institute. My first talk was about pair testing explaining why pair testing can (and will) improve the quality of your work. You can find the slides of…

Speak the same language

When you start defining your framework for automation, a very important decision has to be made. Which language am I going to use to write my automation scripts. This can be a though decision, so investigate this thoroughly. What I’m going describe is a decision me and my team (testers and developers) made when we…

The slides of my talk at CAST 2017

I was invited to give a talk at CAST in Nashville, Tennessee. The topic of the conference was about “What the heck do testers really do”. My talk was about what I’m doing in a two week sprint as a tester. The title of the talk was ‘Session Based Testing in an Agile environment’. You…

Must I trust the contract?

A lot of my work is about testing the Mobile App with the back end. A feature on the Mobile App is communicating with the back-end to exchange information. Input from the user on the Mobile App is processed, send to the back-end and a response is given back. These interactions are covered in the REST Service…

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 11 to 15

This is my third blog in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting), where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 11 : “Find 5 bugs in a responsive web page and report them” At this moment, I test a solution with a Mobile App which interacts with a…

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 6 to 10

This is my second blog in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting), where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 6 : “If you are an Android person, test something on iOS and vice-versa” I test on both devices all the time. I see it as a required…

First Impression Test

Frequently I’m confronted with the fact that the User Story has been built, but the software is not pushed to the build server where I can download it from and put it on my mobile device to test it. The reason is that the developer needs to have his/her code reviewed by a colleague developer….

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 1 to 5

I’m participating in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting) organized by Daniel Knott. I decided to blog on this to share my experiences with the challenges provided to participants. This is the first blog in a series of 6, where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 1…

The purpose of testing

This week (25 – 26 September 2016) I attended the Test Masters Academy conference in New York. I participated in the tutorial “Agile Exploratory Testing” presented by Alessandra Moreira. In her presentation, she asked at a certain moment to answer the following questions. What is Testing? What is Exploratory Testing? What is the purpose of…

Know WHY you are doing this

Sitting in a Starbucks in New York at Broadway and W51 Street, enjoying my tall americano, I was looking thru some stuff and pictures I made during my visit at STP-Con that week. One of the things that kept resonating is a slide of Mike Lyles his keynote. It stated “Know WHY you are doing…