One thing that Michael Hunter pointed out to me after the Rapid Software Testing course, which I hereby rectify: he claimed that he couldn’t find FDSFSCURA anywhere on the Net. What is FDSFSCURA and why should you care?
FDSFSCURA is the mnemonic for the nine test techniques that we identify in the course. It comes from James Bach’s Heuristic Test Strategy Model. It stands for
You can read a lot more about the Heuristic Test Strategy Model and its some of its applications in various places–predominantly on James’ Web site and in my articles for Better Software.
Oh–and the mnemonic? It’s pronounced FEDs-fa-Skew-ra. It was the cry of the Roman soldiers as they stormed across the field of battle. It’s Latin for “my sandals hurt.” (Here’s a heuristic: the dumber the mnemonic, the more memorable it is.)