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.
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
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 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
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
10 Questions to Ask When Designing Software Tests
10 Questions to Ask When Designing Software Tests

A list of questions to ask when designing software tests. These questions will help ensure coverage of the potential sources of variation within your system.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Mar 14, 2016
Introducing the Hexawise Coverage Matrix!
Introducing the Hexawise Coverage Matrix!

Introduces the powerful new Hexawise coverage reporting feature - The Coverage Matrix - and how best to utilize it.

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By Jordan Weck Jan 29, 2015
My plan has a lot of constraints in it. Should I split it into separate plans?
My plan has a lot of constraints in it. Should I split it into separate plans?

Provides helpful guidance on when it might make sense to split your single Hexawise plan into multiple different plans due to a lot of constraints being necessary.

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By Justin Hunter Aug 14, 2014
How bad are normal, business-as-usual software tests?
How bad are normal, business-as-usual software tests?

How to determing how "bad" your existing manually-selected tests are (and how badly you need Hexawise).

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By Jordan Weck Jul 2, 2014
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
To create a software test plan, start with a verb and a noun
To create a software test plan, start with a verb and a noun

Recommendations on how to use a "Verb and Noun" to guide your Hexawise test plan creation.

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By Justin Hunter Jun 4, 2014
High-Profile Obamacare Bug Entirely Avoidable
High-Profile Obamacare Bug Entirely Avoidable

Describes a recent, high-profile problem with the Obamacare website and how this defect in production could have easily been avoided.

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By Justin Hunter Sep 26, 2013
Lanette Creamer Provides Suggestions on Reducing Test Case Bloat
Lanette Creamer Provides Suggestions on Reducing Test Case Bloat

A summary of and link to Lanette Creamer's insightful presentation on reducing test case bloat on testing projects suffering from tight time constraints.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Apr 24, 2013
Looking at the Empirical Evidence for Using Pairwise and Combinatorial Software Testing
Looking at the Empirical Evidence for Using Pairwise and Combinatorial Software Testing

This post addresses some comments and skeptical (in a good way) questions raised by Phil Kirkham to our recent posts: The Software Testing Community Needs More Empirical Studies.

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By Justin Hunter Mar 25, 2013
Getting Started with a Test Plan When Faced with a Combinatorial Explosion
Getting Started with a Test Plan When Faced with a Combinatorial Explosion

Best practices for starting a test plan when there seem to be too many things that can possibly be tested.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Jan 2, 2013
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
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