Testing Talk from the uTest Forums

Jurassic ParkWith all of the terrific testing content produced on this blog (so modest, we know) it’s easy to forget about the treasure trove of testing-related material on the uTest Forums, a great place to visit if you are:

  • Looking to connect and chat with other professional testers from around the world
  • Interested in learning about the latest QA tools and tips
  • Available for paid testing projects
  • Wondering what type of Jurassic Park dinosaur you would be (more on this in a second)

As a preview, I’ve included blurbs to some of the more lively discussions currently going on, including:

How are Automation test cases best written?
What’s the best way approach test automation through Selenium? What about automating existing manual test cases with only multiple data sets? What additional factors need to be considered to create efficient automation test cases? In this thread, experts from the uTest community weigh in with their tips on effective automated testing.

Should testers report every bug they find?
Though written specifically for uTesters, this thread kicked off by Lucas Dargis deals with the subject of bug severity in any type of project. Specifically, what type of bugs really need to be reported. Here’s one of the more interesting responses:

I always tell my Team to never make an assumption.  It’s better to file a defect than let it go.  Let the client make the decision on the value unless specified.  There is a cost involved with fixing defects later in the development cycle and I feel it’s our job to help the clients by reporting all defects, letting them decide on the value, and save them cost upfront. 

Introductory to Android Testing (101)
Testing on Android Mobile devices can be challenging because of the great variation in device hardware, operating systems and configurations. Some particular devices will run an app flawlessly, while others may be plagued by crashes and interesting GUI or display issues. Learn the basics of Android app testing in this Forums post.

What is the best bug-tracking tool?
You’re not just looking for any bug-tracking tool, you’re looking for the best bug-tracking tool. In this thread, testers from around the world discuss the pros and cons of the various bug-tracking systems to help you decide which one is right for your organization.

Before you were a tester…
What was life like before you became a software tester? In this thread, Jessica Fleet gets uTesters to tell us a bit about their pre-testing careers - a few of which might just surprise you.

Which Jurassic Park Dinosaur Are You?
Few questions could be more important to an aspiring software tester ;)


It should be noted that to access the uTest Forums, you must be a member of the uTest community. There’s never been a better time to join, so sign up today if you haven’t already.

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  1. says

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