Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The shoe and tea test...

Really short post today -- Ever heard of the shoe test? Its a very applicable and reliable means of testing your software. Basically, you take your left shoe off (make sure its your left one) and place it on the keyboard. This test is often accompanied by the tea test, where you get up from your workstation and make a cup of tea. If you come back to your desk, take a look at the screen. Has anything changed? Did you find a problem that requires you to think about how you're replicate the problem again? Anyway, just some food for thought.

I also don't think we need to test our software anymore. Most computer system are intelligent enough to know how to fix and repair themselves. Most machines should be capable of thinking for themselves too now given the speed of the processors and how many processes each one can run. With all our automation systems we build to get the most out of exploratory testing, we should spend less hours testing and more hours just coding.

Have a great day. :-)