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
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 Angie Jones
Testing Smarter with Angie Jones

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Angie Jones, a Senior Software Engineer in Test at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Jun 14, 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 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 Hans Buwalda
Testing Smarter with Hans Buwalda

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Hans Buwalda, a developer, manager, and principal consultant whose approaches to testing — action-based testing and soap opera testing — have helped a variety of customers achieve scalable and maintainable solutions for large and complex testing challenges.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Apr 17, 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 Michael Bolton
Testing Smarter with Michael Bolton

An interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with Michael Bolton, an extremely influential consulting software tester and testing teacher who helps people solve testing problems that they didn’t realize they could solve.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Apr 3, 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
Testing Smarter with James Bach
Testing Smarter with James Bach

The first interview from our "Testing Smarter with..." blog post series with James Bach, one of the most well-known and controversial leaders in the software testing community.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Mar 2, 2017
Examine the Results of Your Testing Practices and Continually Improve Your Methods
Examine the Results of Your Testing Practices and Continually Improve Your Methods

Discusses the benefits of regularly re-examining your methods and striving for continuous process improvement in your testing practice.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Dec 15, 2016
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
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
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
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
6 Questions to Ask Your Software Testers (Particularly Your Outsourced Testing Vendors)
6 Questions to Ask Your Software Testers (Particularly Your Outsourced Testing Vendors)

A list of probing questions all companies should be asking their software testing providers.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Mar 29, 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
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
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
"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
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
How to Convince Your Organization to Adopt Pairwise Software Testing
How to Convince Your Organization to Adopt Pairwise Software Testing

Concrete steps to overcome resistance and convince your team/group/organization to adopt pairwise testing approaches. Outlines in detail how to conduct and document the results of a Hexawise proof of concept pilot project.

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By Justin Hunter Nov 21, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Splitting Up Test Plans
Splitting Up Test Plans

Provides helpful guidance on when it might make sense to split your single Hexawise plan into multiple different plans. Benefits of doing so include more straightforward test case maintenance and the need for drastically fewer constraints.

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By Sean Johnson May 21, 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
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
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
Maximizing Variability Maximizes Your Ability to Find Bugs That You're Not Even Consciously Looking For
Maximizing Variability Maximizes Your Ability to Find Bugs That You're Not Even Consciously Looking For

A quick writeup about how including the maximum amount of variation in each of your tests often leads to more "hidden" defects being identified.

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By Justin Hunter Feb 26, 2013
Testing Lesson from Malcolm Gladwell's Blink
Testing Lesson from Malcolm Gladwell's Blink

Digesting Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book "Blink" into lessons applicable to Software Testing.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Feb 18, 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
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
Book Review of "Explore It!" Elisabeth Hendrickson's Excellent New Book on Software Testing
Book Review of "Explore It!" Elisabeth Hendrickson's Excellent New Book on Software Testing

A review of Elisabeth Hendrickson's new book, Explore It! (spoiler alert: it's one of the very best software testing books ever written).

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By Justin Hunter Jan 15, 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
How to Model and Test CRUD Functionality
How to Model and Test CRUD Functionality

Potential less-obvious variation ideas to include in your Create-Read-Update-Delete (CRUD) testing.

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By John Hunter and Justin Hunter Dec 18, 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
Pairwise and Combinatorial Software Testing in Agile Projects
Pairwise and Combinatorial Software Testing in Agile Projects

How Combinatorial Test Design fits into an Agile workflow and why Hexawise is well suited for short sprints where quickness is a priority.

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By Justin Hunter Oct 19, 2012
Ten Reasons to Use Software Testing Checklists and Cheat Sheets
Ten Reasons to Use Software Testing Checklists and Cheat Sheets

Justifications for why testing "cheat sheets" are often a valuable resource to help find more defects.

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By Justin Hunter May 3, 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