The Software Tester’s Easter Egg Hunt


I recently came across a video clip of Paul Holland that was published last December by the Association of Software Testing. In the video (above), Holland makes the connection between a software tester's day-to-day work and a good ol' fashioned Easter egg hunt. What … [Read more...]

How to Take Advantage of Semantic Search: A Guide for Developers


Semantic search is the most disruptive trend we have seen across the Web since the Web itself. But for developers it represents a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of their projects and to make significant wins for their clients. The essence of semantic search … [Read more...]

Testing iOS Applications


Developing applications for iOS is not like developing applications for Android OS. Google is much more open to what can submit to the Google Play store, whereas Apple has strict guidelines that could stop your development efforts in their tracks; this will become a … [Read more...]

Most Influential People in Software Testing


Throughout my career in software testing there have been many obstacles that I've had to overcome to get to where I am today. Earlier on I struggled with testing effectively; however, through trial and error I was able to become more efficient. On my first testing job, it … [Read more...]

SoapUI 201: Beyond the Basics


In my previous article, Getting Started with SoapUI, I went over the basic functionality of SoapUI and the structure of a SoapUI project. Once you’ve set up test cases for SOAP, REST, JMS, JDBC or AMF APIs, and after you’ve added some assertions to validate your tests, you … [Read more...]

GOTO (Still) Considered Harmful


Seriously Apple? Seriously? GOTOs? In your Secure-Socket Layer implementation? What were they thinking? Apple, Apple! When Ed Post wrote in 1983 that Real Programmers aren’t afraid to use GOTOs he was kidding! No one should ever use go-to statements in any program. As … [Read more...]

Spring is Near for SoapUI


As the harsh winter gives way and the sun starts to bring life back to the world around us, the SoapUI team in Stockholm is thawing out and preparing for some big things in the upcoming season. Here are a few projects we've been working on over the last few months, as well … [Read more...]

Your Guide to Data-Driven Testing


Quite simply, data-driven testing is taking a test, parameterizing it and then running that test with varying data. This allows you to run the same test case with many varying inputs, therefore increasing coverage from a single test. In addition to increasing test coverage, … [Read more...]

Google on Mindfulness: How the Company Implements its Motto, ‘Don’t Be Evil’


It’s a happy thing that Mindfulness – a state of active, open attention on the present – has lately attracted a lot of attention, especially in technology circles. Among the companies embracing mindfullness is Google, which had an unusual opportunity to demonstrate its … [Read more...]

Creative Software Testing in Agile Environments | Iain McCowatt


And here we have it… the final installment of the Creativity in Testing series. The last interview in the series is with none other than Iain McCowatt, Director at Barclays. With more than 20 years of software testing experience and a strong presence in the testing … [Read more...]