Learn from Your Tests

Reviewing my book, Pragmatic Software Testing, as part of preparing a report for a client, I found something I think is worth repeating: "You should design test cases so that you can learn something you didn't already know from each test case, and you should be happy when you do learn something from [each of] your tests [when you run it]. Furthermore, you should ideally learn the scariest, most dangerous facts first whenever possible [during test execution]." 

#softwaretesting #agiletesting #softwarequality #riskbasedtesting

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RBCS Security Assessments: Don't Make the News for the Wrong Reasons

Security Assessments: Don't Make the News for the Wrong Reasons
You probably remember the steady drip of stories over the last year, about how some company got hacked and it cost them a lot of money? A sneaky web exploit based on access tokens damaged Facebook's already-shaky reputation and may cost the company a $1.6 billion fine. T-Mobile leaked the personal data of about 2 million customers due to an API bug; several months later, the company is still working on the issue. From the code you write to the web sites you maintain to the servers you use to the security protections you have in place, the odds are pretty good that you are exposed, too.
You want to keep your company out of such a dreary hall of shame, right? Well, in just a few weeks, we can help you sleep easier. Our on-site security assessment, aligned with the ISTQB's identified application, system, and network security best practices, will evaluate your security posture and identify vulnerabilities. We'll give you a detailed report, the good, the bad, and the ugly, with prioritized recommendations, positioning you to keep your company out of the news. Contact us to find out more.
#softwaretesting #securitytesting #security

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Sad Bactrian, Happy Dromedary, Hungry Dromedary

Can anyone figure out what this haiku has to do with software engineering and testing?

Change sad Bactrian
To happy Dromedary
Make it very Hungry

Credit to co-creator Craig Monroe.
#softwaretesting #softwarequality 

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Turbo Charge Your Onsite Assessment with Defect Management!

Add a metrics driven approach to benchmarking against industry best practices to your already robust RBCS onsite assessment. Have a baseline against which to measure improvements. What are you waiting for? Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about this valuable approach from Michael Mah, managing partner of QSM Associates, and Rex Black, RBCS, Inc. Contact us to schedule your assessment.

#softwaretesting #defectmanagement #TMMi #CTP #testassessment

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The Winning Continues

Congratulations Travis McLane, winner of this month's free e-learning drawing. Wanna win? Just attend next month's free webinar by clicking here


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Is Your Agile Not Feeling Very Agile?

Many of our clients are using Agile methods to develop software. However, even now, almost 20 years after the Agile Manifesto was signed, some people are still struggling with fitting software testing best practices into their Agile development teams. Does this sound familiar? If so, don't despair. We have worked with clients' testers and test teams from the early days of Agile, helping them achieve effective and efficient testing within Agile development processes, including XP, Scrum, Kanban, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment. RBCS President Rex Black led the effort to write the highly successful ISTQB syllabus, the Foundation Level Agile Tester, and co-wrote a book on the topic, so you can be confident that we can help you put into action techniques and concepts that are well-proven and widely accepted. Contact us today for more information:
#softwaretesting #agiletesting

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Learn More About Design Thinking from A4Q Syllabus Author Mark Tannian

Check out the latest issue of SQ Magazine, which includes an article by Mark Tannian, RBCS associate and author of the A4Q Design Thinking syllabus. 

#designthinking #softwarequality

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Catch Up on the Go with RBCS Podcasts

Did you miss our recent webinar on fully leveraging Agile test automation? Did you know you can catch up on that webinar and all other webinars while on the go via podcast? Listen or better yet subscribe here.

#softwaretesting #podcast #testautomation

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Free Webinar Leads to Free E-learning

Congratulations to Betty Kimball, who won the May drawing for the free e-learning from RBCS. Want to win? Just register and attend the next free webinar.


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Party Like It's 1999

"Testing requires a tight focus." The first sentence in the first chapter of my first book, Managing the Testing Process, First Edition, published 20 years ago this month. #softwaretesting #testmanagement

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