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.
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
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
How to Pack More Coverage Into Fewer Software Tests
How to Pack More Coverage Into Fewer Software Tests

A detailed dive into the considerable benefits achieved by using Hexawise and how these benefits come to be.

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By Justin Hunter Dec 15, 2015
Large Benefits = Happy Hexawise Clients and Happy Colleagues
Large Benefits = Happy Hexawise Clients and Happy Colleagues

A detailed look at the recent noteworthy benefits, both in testing efficiency and time savings, achieved and documented by some of our clients.

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By Justin Hunter Sep 10, 2015
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
What do people mean when they say "it works"?
What do people mean when they say "it works"?

Unpacks the commonly-used phrase - "It works" - and why just testing that something "works" by passing a given set of requirements is never enough.

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By Justin Hunter Sep 25, 2014
Hexawise Benefits - (Qualitative and Quantitative)
Hexawise Benefits - (Qualitative and Quantitative)

Using both qualitative and quantitative benefits of Hexawise to create a business case for a Hexawise license purchase.

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By Justin Hunter Aug 11, 2014
Should I Use One Test Plan or Multiple Plans?
Should I Use One Test Plan or Multiple Plans?

Provides helpful guidance on when it might make sense to split your single Hexawise plan into multiple different plans due to different "Verb and Noun" ideas within the same set of tests.

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By Sean Johnson May 7, 2014
Whaddya Mean "No Possible Value"?
Whaddya Mean "No Possible Value"?

Explains the reason you might be seeing "No possible value" as values in some of your Hexawise test cases and how to fix your plan to remove these "No possible value" values.

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By Sean Johnson May 1, 2014
"Grapefruit Juice Bugs" - A New Term for a Surprisingly Common Type of Surprising Bugs
"Grapefruit Juice Bugs" - A New Term for a Surprisingly Common Type of Surprising Bugs

Justin Hunter coins a new term for a surprisingly common type of defect and explains how to catch these "Grapefruit Juice Bugs" during your testing.

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By Justin Hunter Feb 11, 2014
Hexawise TV
Hexawise TV

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By John Hunter Nov 20, 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
Which is Better, Orthogonal Array or Pairwise Software Testing?
Which is Better, Orthogonal Array or Pairwise Software Testing?

Compares and contrasts two applied statistics-based test prioritization strategies - Pairwise and Orthogonal Array Test Design.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Jun 11, 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
The Software Testing Community Needs More Empirical Studies
The Software Testing Community Needs More Empirical Studies

The call for more data-driven studies in Software Testing designed to determine the most effective test prioritization strategies.

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By Justin Hunter Mar 5, 2013
How Not to Design Pairwise Software Tests
How Not to Design Pairwise Software Tests

Quick examples of how NOT to design sets of pairwise software tests.

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By Justin Hunter Jan 29, 2013
Justin Hunter Speaking at QAI's Annual International Software Testing Conference In Bangalore
Justin Hunter Speaking at QAI's Annual International Software Testing Conference In Bangalore

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By Justin Hunter Nov 22, 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
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