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Essays:
  - Excel For Test Data Generation
  - Descriptive Words Aid Testing
  - Alternative Test Tools In Action
  - TOTE
  - Little Essays and Modelling Notes
  - An exploration of, and notes on, the process of Test Scripting
  - An exploration of, and notes on, model path analysis for Testing

Essays

This is our collated list of essays we produced before we had set up the blog.


March 2005

Excel For Test Data Generation

Excel For Test Data Generation

MS Excel, and spreadsheets in general, are the testers friend. I have written up some notes about how to use Excel and VBA to generate test data.

Start getting your test data under control

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Feb 2005

Descriptive Words Aid Testing

Descriptive Words Aid Testing

Words, and how they affect cognition, perception, state and action, interest me. I wanted to experiment with a less linear and more diagrammatic communication format, so... I thought, and I drew, and I experimented, and I turned a textual blog entry into a single page of diagrams and boxed out text.

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March 2004

Alternative Test Tools In Action

Alternative Test Tools In Action

I went through a process of self-evaluation to understand better how I test, how I think about testing and the tools I use. This paper discusses the tool strategies I use and is an introduction to the world of free and cheap tools available to help us do testing.

See cheap and free tools in action now.

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August 2002

TOTE

TOTE

Wherein the TOTE (Test Operate Test Exit) model is used to explore the nature of feedback and abstraction of test phases

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Feb 2002

Little Essays and Modelling Notes

Little Essays and Modelling Notes

Sometimes writing longer essays may not be required. This work has notes and little essays on Modelling, Test Conditions, Testing, Error Guessing and more...

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January 2002

An exploration of, and notes on, the process of Test Scripting

An exploration of, and notes on, the process of Test Scripting

This essay explores the test scripting in terms of software development as the two processes are very similar and share many of the same techniques and pitfalls. It is primarily aimed at manual test script construction because automated test script construction is software development.

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January 2002

An exploration of, and notes on, model path analysis for Testing

An exploration of, and notes on, model path analysis for Testing

This essay explores the use of graph models in testing and the practice of structural path derivation using 3 coverage concerns: node coverage, link coverage and loop coverage. Predicate coverage is considered but is not covered in detail.

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