Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fourth BWT session was even better :)

After a nice lunch, I started pinging others to add to the Group chat.
Once every registered member confirmed their presence, we started this week's session. Bangalore Weekend Testing Session No. 4

Application: Freemind 0.9.0_RC5

Testing was done on Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista 32 bit.

Testers: Ajay, Anil, Parimala, Rajesh, Ravisuriya and Vivek.

Time: 3.30pm - 6.00pm IST.

As promised, the test report is an improvement. You can check that out for yourself. We followed a common template this time.

Discussion was better than last time. Instead of telling the bugs in a round-robin manner, we discussed what we felt, what we tested, why we tested, what we learnt. Problems faced, challenges, tools used, questions and ideas were exchanged. And we had a lot of fun discussing.

Some of the questions which came up in the discussion:
1. Should a tester learn the product to find bugs? Follow this question on Test Republic here.
2. How working without pressure brings out the best in some testers?
3. Should we test the full application bit by bit or any one feature fully?

And lots more...

Please find the list of issues shared at Scribd.

It is OK to make mistakes but to repeat the same mistake, it becomes a SIN. :)

If you want to enjoy the BWT's 5th session, watch out for this space and register by sending an email to