Okey, Guru! Classic Testing Mistakes — Then and Now

Once upon a time, in 1997, Brian Marick wrote an article entitled “Classic Testing Mistakes.” In his article he classified testing mistakes into several groups which are listed below. In 2009, I analyzed the then current state of those mistakes and the tendency seemed encouraging. Now, 11 years later, I decided to conduct a new analysis of those mistakes and share my opinion, evaluations, and doubts.

Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders. “What does ‘under the name’ mean?” asked Christopher Robin. “It means he had the name over the door in gold letters, and lived under it.”

A. Miln. Winnie-The-Pooh and All, All, All

Once upon a time, in 1997, Brian Marick wrote an article entitled “Classic Testing Mistakes.”. In his article he classified testing mistakes into several groups which are listed below.

In 2009, I analyzed the then current state of those mistakes and the tendency seemed encouraging.

Now, 11 years later, I decided to conduct a new analysis of those mistakes and share my opinion, evaluations, and doubts.

But first things first.

The Role of Testing

Mistakes identified by Brian Marick:

Planning the Testing Effort

Personnel Issues

The Tester at Work

Test Automation

Code Coverage

What Has Improved for 23 Years?

Unfortunately, almost nothing

Many people are still thinking that:

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Alexandr Alexandrov
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Originally published at https://www.luxoft-training.com.