Football (Soccer) and Testing: B.R.A.V.E.

It may be late to say about the match between U23 VN and U23 Uzbekistan last week, but it is not late to say about the spirits of both the teams, especially what VN Team presented to all audiences. B.R.A.V.E. were five factors created the beauty of the match. B.R.A.V.E. are also elements for an engineer (or a tester) to be better in his career
B: The first letter B, obviously, is Brave. With the temperature stays between -9 Celsius and -1 degree, two teams had to play in the heavy snow conditions. Watching this match, it looked like a hockey game rather than a football game. Especially, with players who are living in a tropical country like VN, we would feel how uncomfortable they had to overcome for their game. Only the brave would help them to fight the game until the last minute of extra time. The life of testing is like that. If we’re brave to give up the old testing school and welcome the new, we may have big move. Many organizations accept risks to adopt new methodology with the goal of being more suitable with changes for the growth and makes them to become leaders in new trends

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Football (Soccer) and Testing: Crazy!!!

“Crazy” is a correct word for the match yesterday between U23VN and U23 Qatar. Crazy is not only in the way that U23 presented to their competitor and all audiences, but crazy is in the whole course of events of the match. Moreover, the “crazy” was not made by only 11 VN players, it has been wider with about 100-million VN people living with the football recent days. Critical events from politic to economy become less more important than U23 VN in about more than a recent week. We (U23) have just created the illusive milestone in Vietnamese Football as the team march on to the final round. They were doing the things that there were no previous generations could make it. But what made this “Crazy”?

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Football (Soccer) and Testing

Last night, the Football VN has just made the greatest mark in the football history when their team (U23) beat U23 Iraq in the match of quarter-finals to put their name into the semi-finals and continue miracle for their journey at U23 Asia Cup. In a country where the football love is much more important and greater than all other society facets, we can understand how excited all VN people feel. They had no-sleep night to breath, to live with and to be crazy with their win. At this moment, I suddenly find out some common points between football and testing – the two things sound like very different. But if we think out-of-the-box and look at them creatively, we can link them with some aspects.

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Test Ideas for The Search Function

“Search” can be a good exercise which helps you practice building test ideas. This document initiates with a set of test ideas with using heuristics and oracles.
When you are testing for any products, sometimes you will catch the Search function, it can be specific for searching an item which satisfies given conditions like searching an invoice with a ID, or it can be general with a keyword for entire of web application. Assuming the Search feature under your test is like the image below.

When you are testing for any products, sometimes you will catch the Search function, it can be specific for an item type like search invoices which satisfies given conditions, or it can be general with seeking out with a keyword on a web application. Assuming the Search feature under your test is like the image below.

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To Build Your Test Ideas Effectively In Context-Driven Testing

Consider that you are testing a Login page with the “User Name”, Password” and “Remember Me” as elements of the page. Easily you are able to turn out a set of cases as follows:
Combinations of characters, numbers, …
Combinations of normal and abnormal values
Maximum size for Input fields
Empty Values
Check spaces which are placed at beginning/ middle and end of each individual inputs
Check & Uncheck “Remember Me”
And so on….

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