An Interview with Michael Bolton – Read His Advice for Upcoming Testers On How To Be Successful

Today’s article is an interview with widely known software testing specialist Mr. Micheal Bolton, a Software Testing Teacher, Author, Consultant and thought leader.

This is part of our ‘know a leader‘ interview series of famous personalities on SoftwareTestingHelp. Check our last interview with Neeraj Tripathi, VP of Global QA at Infor.

STH is thrilled to present this interview to you and without further ado, let’s get to a brief rendezvous with Micheal.  Continue reading →


My Unexpected Journey to Becoming a Software Tester (From Entry-level to a Manager)

“You build a Successful Life…A Day at a time…”

My journey as a Software Tester started a bit unexpectedly.

I appeared for the initial interview rounds assuming it to be a Development opportunity. To be honest, like every other Computer Science graduate out there, I was a bit skeptical about going ahead with Testing.

But finally, I decided to give it a try. Only with a hope that my curious nature will help me in this field.  Continue reading →

A Step-by-Step Guide to Jubula – The Open Source Automated Functional Testing Tool

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Today, we are going to learn a popular open source functional testing tool – Jubula.

It is an Eclipse Project for automated functional GUI testing for many applications. It’s is helpful for writing automated tests from the user perspective with little or no coding skills, saving time and improving readability and test maintenance.  Continue reading →

6 Most Important Steps to Make Your Test Reports Even Better

Before we go ahead with suggestions about how to create an effective test report, look into below reports and ask yourself, which one would you prefer when you are a decision maker or even a team member (any recipient of the report).

Report #1:

Tested following modules:

  • Module X: Login page.
  • Module Y: Home page and relevant tabs.

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When to Stop Testing (Exit Criteria in Software Testing)

Exit criteria in Testing:

“Well begun is half done” – Applies everywhere, even software testing.

Often we see software testers very enthusiastic at the beginning of the project. We create testing documents such as Test Strategy, Test Plan or Test Cases eagerly and enthusiastically.

Then we get to testing software with a BANG! This is only amplified by the interesting defects we find at the beginning of the project. Getting them resolved will only add to our accomplishment.  Continue reading →

How To Be A Productivity Junkie (Especially as a Tester)

We all have goals. We all want to do more and be more. There are many ways to be successfully, but the most important one is also the simplest – you have to get things done.

In other words, be productive.

By thinking about doing something, it does not get done. I wish it did, but it doesn’t.

So how do we combat the slump that we find ourselves in from time to time and save our ideas from evaporating even before they take shape?

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