Testing Guidelines For Junior Tester

This is a very short visual guide for a junior tester.

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Do exploratory testing. That means: be curious, attentive and organized.

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Try mindmaps to get the testing ideas and cheatsheets to try different inputs and watch carefully for side effects.

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Trust your intuition, see what others do not see and make it visible. How? Use different personas, ask strange questions, like: “can this application kill a person”, and read stories how others test.

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Report findings properly, describe the beauty harm in simple reproducible steps and do not forget to mention, why it is important to fix the bug in next iteration. I think it is bad style to write in bug report something like this: “unless you remove the “border=0” attribute“. Show respect = get respect.

 

Enjoy the video, which inspired me to write the guidelines:

 

 

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