The uTest blog has been generating informative content since August 2007 around the topics of software testing, in-the-wild testing, crowdsourcing and other relevant discussions. Right before the 5th anniversary of the uTest blog, we decided to look back at the top 5 blog posts that drove the most visitors to the uTest website. Let’s revisit the winning posts.
1. “Testing the Limits with Google’s James Whittaker”
In this interview, James Whittaker, the former Test Director at Google, shares his thoughts on the future and current state of software testing, the emergence of cloud computing, problems with automated testing, changes in testing principles at Google and more. It’s a two part interview. For those interested in James’ sharing on software testing and QA, check out his eBook – 5 Ways To Revolutionize Your QA.
Some intro to the Testing the Limits series: Back in 2009 we got this bold but excellent idea (pretty self-proved by winning 1st place among the other 1,000+ posts) to interview some testing gurus in the industry, hoping to raise more discussions with real testing scenarios and personal experiences involved. As far as the series has developed, we’re quite satisfied with the quality of content we provided and feedback we receive from our regular blog readers.
2. “More Bang For Your Testing Buck – Follow Up Q&A With James Whittaker”
This is a follow up Q&A session with James after his presentation in the “More Bang For Your Testing Buck” webinar in December 2010. In this Q&A session, James addresses the ACC requirements (Attributes-Components-Capabilities, also known as a methodology or tool to break down a software product into constituent parts), how testers are needed in different testing cycles, unit testing and strategies to effectively utilize testing hours. Read this Q&A session.
3. “Missile Firing Predator Drones + Virus = Bad News”
Matt S. mentions a security threat in the U.S. military’s weapon system by an unknown virus, causing infection to the system network. The infection is considered benign by the military but they can’t be certain about that. Read the weapon system security threat and also our software security whitepaper.
4. “5 Myths of Software Testing”
Mike shares his observations and experience in this post on the five most common myths of testing.
“The first three I find to be prevalent in mainstream news articles, while the other two are more common within the tech industry in general.” Read the 5 Software Testing Myths.
5. “Your Overconfidence Is Your Weakness: Lessons from a Crash Specialist”
In his post, Pradeep shares his thoughts on testing coverage, the value of exploratory testing and the personal story behind the title of “crash specialist.” Catch the full story.
It is amazing to see how fast the uTest blog has grown over the years. As always, we are dedicated to improving the quality of our blog posts, so we’ll constantly be trying to knock these five out of their top spots.