Motivation for Investigation

Over and over, I’ve said that testing is better on many levels when it’s investigative, rather than merely confirmatory. Today I was browsing the Web. A question that someone had asked me about SwissAir led me to Wikipedia; from there I jumped to the article on Air Canada. I’m also a fan of Stan Rogers’ music, and so I looked into the incident in which he died—a fire that started … Read more

Heuristics of GUI Automation Tools

A correspondent on the Agile Testing mailing list asked recently Shall automated acceptance tests use the GUI the app provides? My reply sat in my drafts folder for a while, and I just found it. Too late for the conversation, really, so I’ll post it here. My thought, as usual, is that automated acceptance tests checks should or should not use the GUI depending on the questions you want to … Read more