Software Testing

The Right To Scowl

QA Hates You - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:51

Employers can’t stop the QA mindset:

The NLRB’s ruling last week said that requiring employees to maintain a “positive work environment” is too restrictive, as the workplace can sometimes get contentious. You can’t keep your employees from arguing.

To celebrate, I’m going to turn this smile upside down. Which is just as well, as co-workers fear my smile more than my frown.

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The JavaScript Warning By Which All Others Are Measured

QA Hates You - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:12

If you have JavaScript blocked and go to DocuSign, instead of a little bit of red text above the form, you get a page with a message that tells you how to enable JavaScript in the browser you’re using:

Your Web site probably falls far, far short of this.

However, the page still has a common bug. Anyone care to tell me what?

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Not Tested In Alternate Configurations, I See

QA Hates You - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:32

Facebook logs a helpful message to the console to help prevent XSS exploits:

However, if the user displays the console on the right instead of the bottom, this message does not lay out properly in Firefox:

Obviously, Facebook did not test this in all possible configurations. If Facebook tested it at all.

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QA Music: Happy Monday!

QA Hates You - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:55

“Happy Song” by Bring Me The Horizon.

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Impact Mapping Workshop – now opensource and free to use

The Quest for Software++ - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 16:00
If you’re looking for a good way to introduce impact mapping to your company/clients/at a public training workshop, you can now use the materials from my battle-tested workshop - I’ve just opensourced it. All the materials (facilitation guide, slides, exercise materials and handouts) are now available on GitHub. The materials are completely free to use any way you like, under the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Get them from: My goal with this is to help others spread the word easily. The exercises in this workshop lead the participants through the most important concepts and have quite a few...

ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester Certification Officially Available!

Randy Rice's Software Testing & Quality - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 08:46
I am very excited to announce that the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester certification is officially available. I am the chair of the effort to write the syllabus for this certification. It took us over 5 years to complete this project. We had input from security testers worldwide.
The syllabus is not yet posted on the ASTQB web site, but it will be available there very soon. It will take training providers such as myself a while to create courses and get them accredited, but they will also be out in the marketplace in the coming weeks and months.
Cybersecurity is a very important concern for every person and organization. However, only a small percentage of companies perform continuous security testing to make sure security measures are working as designed. This certification prepares people to work at an advanced level in cybersecurity as security testers. This is a great specialty area for testers looking to branch out into a new field - or to show their knowledge as security testers.
Below is a diagram showing the topics in the certification (click to enlarge):
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