Soap Opera Testing Talk by Hans Buwalda

Hans Buwalda presented this talk on "Soap Opera Testing" - a curiosity-driven, exploratory testing strategy at the Hexawise software testing talks during StarEast 2017.
Soap Opera Testing Talk by Hans Buwalda
Soap Opera Testing Talk by Hans Buwalda

Hans Buwalda presented this talk on "Soap Opera Testing" - a curiosity-driven, exploratory testing strategy at the Hexawise software testing talks during StarEast 2017.

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By John Hunter Apr 19, 2018
Testing Smarter with Bob Galen
Testing Smarter with Bob Galen

An interview with Bob Galen, an accomplished Agile Methodologist, Practitioner, & Coach from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series.

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By John Hunter Feb 13, 2018
Testing Smarter with Sudeep Chatterjee
Testing Smarter with Sudeep Chatterjee

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Sudeep Chatterjee, a senior technology leader with 19 years’ experience currently working as Head of Testing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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By John Hunter Feb 6, 2018
Using Hexawise to Reduce Test Cases by 95% While Increasing Test Coverage
Using Hexawise to Reduce Test Cases by 95% While Increasing Test Coverage

A short presentation by Kathleen Poulsen, Lead Software Engineer in Test at Fidelity Investments, discussing the use of Hexawise at Fidelity Investments and some of the benefits/challenges of implementing Combinatorial Test Design at scale.

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By John Hunter Jan 23, 2018
Testing Smarter with Janet Gregory
Testing Smarter with Janet Gregory

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Janet Gregory, an agile testing coach and process consultant that was voted Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person in 2015.

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By John Hunter Oct 11, 2017
Exploring the Benefits of Using Hexawise at a Large Bank QA Department
Exploring the Benefits of Using Hexawise at a Large Bank QA Department

Carrie Puterbaugh's presentation at the Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association on using Hexawise to improve software testing at her organization (a large bank).

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By John Hunter Oct 3, 2017
Testing Smarter with Santhosh Tuppad
Testing Smarter with Santhosh Tuppad

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Santhosh Tuppad, a successful enterpreneur, passionate software tester, and security researcher.

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By John Hunter Sep 25, 2017
Hexawise is Hiring a Senior Software Testing Consultant
Hexawise is Hiring a Senior Software Testing Consultant

Job description for the available Senior Software Testing Consultant position at Hexawise.

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By John Hunter Aug 23, 2017
Mind Maps for Software Testing
Mind Maps for Software Testing

Explains why Mind Maps are such a useful tool when planning your software testing efforts. Also showcases the ability to export/import your Hexawise test plans as Mind Maps.

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By John Hunter Aug 1, 2017
Testing Smarter with Katrina Clokie
Testing Smarter with Katrina Clokie

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Katrina Clokie, who leads a team of around 100 testers as a Test Practice Manager in Wellington, New Zealand. Katrina is also an active contributor to the international testing community as the founder and editor of Testing Trapeze magazine.

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By John Hunter Jul 5, 2017
Kathleen Poulsen of Fidelity Investments on Using Hexawise to Improve Software Testing Results
Kathleen Poulsen of Fidelity Investments on Using Hexawise to Improve Software Testing Results

The highlights from a presentation by Kathleen Poulsen, Lead Software Engineer in Test at Fidelity Investments, at the StarEAST 2017 testing conference discussing the use of Hexawise at Fidelity Investments and some of the significant benefits of implementing Combinatorial Test Design at scale.

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By John Hunter Jun 9, 2017
Testing Smarter with Matt Heusser
Testing Smarter with Matt Heusser

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Matt Heusser, a well-known software craftsman with a deep background in software delivery and testing.

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By John Hunter May 23, 2017
Testing Smarter at STAREAST
Testing Smarter at STAREAST

Hexawise is a sponsor at the StarEAST 2017 testing conference! This post contains more information about the conference and our sponsorship.

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By John Hunter May 8, 2017
Testing Smarter with Ajay Balamurugadas
Testing Smarter with Ajay Balamurugadas

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Ajay Balamurugadas, member of the 'Bach Brothers' Testing Legion of Merit whose short books are popular with many testers for their practical, ready to use tips.

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By John Hunter May 1, 2017
Testing Smarter with Rikard Edgren
Testing Smarter with Rikard Edgren

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Rikard Edgren, a humanistic and technical tester currently testing healthcare software at Nordic Medtest in Karlstad, Sweden.

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By John Hunter Apr 10, 2017
Testing Smarter with Mike Bland
Testing Smarter with Mike Bland

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Mike Bland, who helped drive adoption of automated testing throughout Google in 2005 as part of the Testing Grouplet, the Test Mercenaries, and the Fixit Grouplet.

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By John Hunter Mar 27, 2017
Testing Smarter with Alan Page
Testing Smarter with Alan Page

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Alan Page, a software tester (among other roles) since 1993 who spent over twenty years at Microsoft working on a variety of operating systems and applications in nearly every Microsoft division.

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By John Hunter Mar 16, 2017
Testing Smarter with Dorothy Graham
Testing Smarter with Dorothy Graham

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Dorothy Graham, an important member of the software testing community for more than 40 years co-author of 4 books: Software Inspection, Software Test Automation, Foundations of Software Testing and Experiences of Test Automation.

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By John Hunter Mar 10, 2017
84% of Software Defects Found in Production Could Have Been Found Using Pairwise Testing
84% of Software Defects Found in Production Could Have Been Found Using Pairwise Testing

Studies show that 84% of defects found in production could have been found by testing every pair of parameter values. Hexawise helps you find these pairwise defects before they reach users.

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By John Hunter Nov 17, 2016
Improving Test Design, Test Coverage and Test Execution
Improving Test Design, Test Coverage and Test Execution

Announcement of an ongoing partnership with Datalex, an eCommerce platform, to improve software test efficiency and accuracy. Describes the significant benefits in software quality assurance and speed-to-market achieved through their continued use of Hexawise.

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By John Hunter Nov 10, 2016
Performance Testing
Performance Testing

A description of the possible combinatorial elements involved in performance testing and how to approach testing them.

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By John Hunter Sep 27, 2016
More Coverage, Fewer Tests™
More Coverage, Fewer Tests™

Hexawise has been driven by the vison to provide software testers more effective coverage in fewer tests. The Hexawise combinatorial software testing application allows software testers to achieve both seemingly contradictory statements.

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By John Hunter Sep 14, 2016
Software Testing Concepts and User Experience
Software Testing Concepts and User Experience

Explains the rational behind Hexawise's extreme focus on providing an enjoyable and satisfying experience while advocating for other SaaS tools to prioritize a quality user experience over an expansive, difficult to use feature set.

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By John Hunter Jul 26, 2016
Usability Testing
Usability Testing

Defines the term "Usability Testing" and explains why this type of testing is important to building a successful piece of software.

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By John Hunter Jul 4, 2016
Hexawise Test Plan Revisions
Hexawise Test Plan Revisions

Showcases the new Hexawise feature called "Revisions" and explains its usefulness.

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By John Hunter May 31, 2016
VP of Customer Success
VP of Customer Success

Job description for the available Vice President of Customer Success position at Hexawise.

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By John Hunter May 12, 2016
Software Testing Carnival #7
Software Testing Carnival #7

The seventh installment of the Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing

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By John Hunter Apr 27, 2016
Start with a Small Test Plan and Add Details as Necessary
Start with a Small Test Plan and Add Details as Necessary

Introduces the "Goldilocks Rule" for guidance on how much information to include in a single Hexawise test plan.

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By John Hunter Jun 17, 2014
Software Testing Carnival #6
Software Testing Carnival #6

The sixth installment of the Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing.

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By John Hunter Jun 10, 2014
Exploring a Cave or Software
Exploring a Cave or Software

Encourages more broad adoption of exploratory testing techniques by testers everywhere.

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By John Hunter Apr 8, 2014
Using Hexawise to Export Values for Gherkin (Given, When --> Then)
Using Hexawise to Export Values for Gherkin (Given, When --> Then)

How to use the Auto-Scripts feature to turn your Hexawise test cases in the Gherkin "Given-When-Then" format.

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By John Hunter Mar 27, 2014
Software Tester Value - Inefficient Labor Market
Software Tester Value - Inefficient Labor Market

Some recommendations to improve the hiring process for software testing resources.

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By John Hunter Jan 14, 2014
Software Testing Carnival #5
Software Testing Carnival #5

The fifth installment of the Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing

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By John Hunter Dec 16, 2013
Hexawise TV
Hexawise TV

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By John Hunter Nov 20, 2013
Software Testers Are Test Pilots
Software Testers Are Test Pilots

Recommendations for using testing checklists to improve the success of testing efforts.

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By John Hunter Nov 13, 2013
Create a Risk-based Testing Plan With Extra Coverage on Higher Priority Areas
Create a Risk-based Testing Plan With Extra Coverage on Higher Priority Areas

Showcases the Hexawise "Mixed-Strength" feature and explains how this feature can be used to perform Risk-Based Testing with Hexawise.

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By John Hunter Nov 6, 2013
Good Design: the Difference Between "Bought" and "Sold"
Good Design: the Difference Between "Bought" and "Sold"

Describes the benefits, from a sales perspective, of designing a tool focused on providing a high-quality user experience.

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By John Hunter Sep 17, 2013
Six Tips for Your Software Testing Career
Six Tips for Your Software Testing Career

A collection of tips to help software testers continue to advance their career and open up new opportunities.

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By John Hunter Aug 22, 2013
Worldwide Adoption of Combinatorial Software Testing
Worldwide Adoption of Combinatorial Software Testing

Reveals the very diverse Hexawise user base - with users located all around the world.

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By John Hunter Jul 17, 2013
Software Testing Carnival #4
Software Testing Carnival #4

The fourth installment of the Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing.

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By John Hunter Jul 10, 2013
Rapid Software Testing Overview Webcast by James Bach
Rapid Software Testing Overview Webcast by James Bach

A wonderful webcast given by international keynote speaker James Bach that provides a very quick and informative overview of rapid software testing.

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By John Hunter Jul 2, 2013
Hexawise Software Testing Glossary
Hexawise Software Testing Glossary

Announcement of the Hexawise Software Testing Glossary - a list of commonly used terms - some from the general software testing industry and some specific to Hexawise - and their definitions/importance.

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By John Hunter Jun 24, 2013
Automatically Generating Expected Results for Tests in Hexawise
Automatically Generating Expected Results for Tests in Hexawise

Showcases the Hexawise "Expected Results" feature and how to automatically generate rules-based expected results for each of your test cases.

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By John Hunter Jun 4, 2013
Software Testing Carnival #3
Software Testing Carnival #3

The third installment of the Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing

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By John Hunter Apr 18, 2013
Hexawise 2.0 Preview
Hexawise 2.0 Preview

Explains the newest updates to Hexawise and how they will make life easier for all Hexawise users.

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By John Hunter Mar 21, 2013
Using Hexawise is One of the Highest ROI Software Development Practices in the World According to Recent Report
Using Hexawise is One of the Highest ROI Software Development Practices in the World According to Recent Report

Hexawise is listed as a "Top 10 Software Development Tool or Practice" by software development expert Capers Jones.

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By John Hunter Mar 18, 2013
Human-Computer Cooperation
Human-Computer Cooperation

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By John Hunter Mar 12, 2013
Software Testing Carnival #2
Software Testing Carnival #2

The second installment of the Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing.

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By John Hunter Jan 21, 2013
Maximizing Software Tester Value by Letting Them Spend More Time Thinking
Maximizing Software Tester Value by Letting Them Spend More Time Thinking

How letting testers spend more time thinking will improve the quality of any organization's QA efforts.

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By John Hunter Nov 11, 2012
Software Testing Carnival #1
Software Testing Carnival #1

The first installment of the new Hexawise Software Testing Carnival - a series of posts focused on sharing interesting and useful blog posts related to software testing.

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By John Hunter Oct 31, 2012
3 Strategies to Maximize Effectiveness of Your Tests
3 Strategies to Maximize Effectiveness of Your Tests

Tips to maximize the effectiveness of any Hexawise test plan you create.

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By John Hunter Oct 25, 2012
A Faster Way to Enter Test Inputs - the "Bulk Add" Option
A Faster Way to Enter Test Inputs - the "Bulk Add" Option

Use the Hexawise "Bulk Edit" option to more quickly add Parameters and Values to your plan.

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By John Hunter Oct 23, 2012
Hexawise Tip: Using Value Expansions and Value Pairs to Handle Dependent Values
Hexawise Tip: Using Value Expansions and Value Pairs to Handle Dependent Values

When and when not to use the Hexawise "Value Pairs" (constraints) feature to account for dependent values in your test plans.

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By John Hunter Apr 26, 2012
Request for examples of good interactive online training
Request for examples of good interactive online training

A question to our readers about their favorite interactive, online training programs.

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By John Hunter Apr 24, 2012
Maximize Test Coverage Efficiency And Minimize the Number of Tests Needed
Maximize Test Coverage Efficiency And Minimize the Number of Tests Needed

Understand how Hexawise "front-loaded" tests help you achieve extremely thorough coverage without executing every single test in your test set.

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By John Hunter Feb 3, 2012