Sunday, 21 July 2013

Part I on Claims Testing - TweetDeck

We testers Ravisuriya and I present to you: Part one of the report on Claims testing on TweetDeck.

During this exercise we:

  • Defined the mission
  • Derived the context 
  • Set out to gather information on claims with an intent to test claims for TweetDeck
  • Plus I got introduced to Scribd

The discussion spread to testing Claims on non-software products. This exercise can be helpful in understanding and prepare the tester for Claims testing and types of Claims to be tested. 

Claims testing spreads wide and deep into any claim made by the provider to the consumer on behalf of their product's/software application's feature,performance,usability,shelf life,user-experience,maintenance,warranty and others.

Portions of the software's tested,extends to be tested for claims in the below mentioned affected areas of software and it's documentation: 

You can add to this list and if you have a Mindmap of the same do share it with us. 
  1. EULA
  2. Warranty
  3. License
  4. Trademark
  5. Policy
  6. Privacy Policy
  7. User Manual
  8. Help File
  9. History of Previous Version
  10. Marketing Claims
  11. Business Claims
  12. Problem Statement and Solution Model of product
  13. Sales Claims
  14. Consistency Claims
  15. Contractual Claims
  16. Maintenance Claims
  17. Support Claims
  18. Assumed Claims
  19. Assumed Claims -- Implicit
  20. Assumed Claims -- Desire/Wish
  21. Assumed Claims -- Change Request
  22. Strategy Claims
  23. Strategy Claims - Designing Benefit
  24. Strategy Claims - Delivering Claims
  25. Quality Assurance Claims
  26. Quality Assessment Claims
  27. Error Rate Claims
Do head straight to the Scribd link provided below to view the report on the hands on session on claims testing:

A sneak peek into Scribd here: click on the Image

If you find this interesting, you can perform Claims testing on TweetDeck or any other application that you choose and share your Test Report on your own personal space and/or share the link of the same.

Rest in the next session report. While we wait for this, do visit the chrome web store and install the TweetDeck - chrome extension from the below link.

Happy testing readers!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

WCNGT - 2013

WCNGT - World Conference on Next Generation Testing held here in Bangalore had so much to offer. Thanks to the organizers Unicom and all involved in making this learning happen.

A list of take away points, that which are part of my learning are jotted below.
  • Learning is possible by meeting, interacting and conferring with like minded people with a vision to just do it.
  • The presentation/talk comes alive by encouraging constructive questioning.
  • What is constructive questioning? Questioning to help the speaker and in turn help yourself learn a perspective.
  • There was a call from the testing industry revolutionist Pradeep to join in this need of hour to help create value for customers and credibility for ourselves.
  • A lightening talk on Evolution Of Testing by Padma Bindu from Robert Bosch.
Picture from the same talk is shared here.

At WCNGT, testers were found testing, bug hunting, bug reporting and doing more than conferring.
It helped me learn about Social Testing, Mobile Testing and learn by the way of questioning.

Julian Harty had a lot more to share other than Mobile testing. I relished the time spent with him conferring and learning the tricks and tips for Windows Phone.
Paul Gerrard on the approach to testing with a broader perspective and customer centric model.
Pradeep Soundarajan presented on being and doing what he does best to bring in a creative change in the world of testing.
Rahul Mirakhur from Atimi was found shedding light on his work around iOS and the need for testers to gel with the GUI designers to learn to test.
Rahul Verma from Test Mile shared his ideas on 'Design of Test Automation: Principles and Patterns' and I liked the usage of iMindMap in his presentation.

Conference material:
Julian Harty's presentation is shared below in his blog.

A tester who thinks well, tests well - Ajay Balamurugadas
Your business is where the consumer's eye ball is - Rahul Mirakhur

Unicom organizers and the Speakers at WCNGT - Bangalore 2013
Further Reading:
A heuristic by Jerry Weinberg - Mary Had A Little Lamb - By Ajay in his talk 'BYOD: Should I Change My Test Strategy?'

A/B (experimental) and Multivariate testing by Julian Harty in his talk 'Mobile Testers Guide To The Galaxy'