Viewing File Contents In Unix – Log Files

At some point in your career as a Software Tester or a System Admin, you'd be required to view log files. After all, they are there for one very important help you troubleshoot an issue. In fact, every seasoned tester will immediately tell you that the first thing to be done, when a problem... Continue Reading →

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Difference between a URL and a URI

Working as a web developer means it's good to know as much about how the internet works as possible. It also means you'll hear a lot of acronyms that aren't always used correctly. An example of some of the acronyms you'll hear are URIs and URLs. While they are used interchangeably, there are some subtle... Continue Reading →

Upgrade Your Technical Skills As A Tester

With current QA trends reflecting an increased emphasis on agile and DevOps, as a means to cope with accelerated product releases, it would seem that it has also become increasingly important for testers to become more “technical” and even at times “code savvy” in their teams and work. When I again (as in the original... Continue Reading →

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 950 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 16 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the... Continue Reading →

6 Best Tips For Asking Questions For Testers

Asking questions is an essential part of software testing. If we think of testing like James Bach does—that testing is the process of evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation—then learning what others expect should be part of that exploration. Therefore, as a tester, it’s smart to learn how to ask... Continue Reading →

Writing a Quality Bug Report

INTRODUCTION Writing a good bug report is one of the most talked-about topics in the testing world. The art of creating a well-written bug report requires a balanced combination of testing and communication skills. This course provides advice and tips geared towards helping you create bug reports that are informative and actionable, thus improving their... Continue Reading →

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