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TWST5 - Testing
 Archetypes
      Adam Goucher
   http://adam.goucher.ca
Archetypes
an original model of a person, ideal example, or a prototype
  after which others are copied, patterned, or emu...
Archetypes
a set of archetypes exist in testing which all testing
             problems can be rolled up
Archetypes
are context free
Archetypes
forms, reports, conversion, batch, integration and installation
                     are all archetypes
Archetypes
are not patterns
http://www.fabriclink.com/presentations/velcro/
                   pirate.html
Patterns
a description or template for how to solve a problem that
         can be used in many different situations
Patterns
have a generic context
Patterns
login form, csv-to-xml conversion, windows-based
            installation are all patterns
Patterns
are not specific situations
http://socect.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/the-brief-life-
                     of-squeezy/
Situations
are context specific
Situations
zerofootprint’s visa payment process, amazon’s shopping
          cart, google’s search are situations
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/schrodingers-lolcat1.jpg
Hypothesis
archetypes construct patterns
Hypothesis
patterns are applied to situations
Hypothesis
testing happens at the situation level
Hypothesis
learn testing archetypes to do better situational testing
Irony
to teach archetypes we need to use situational examples
Form
Transform
Archetypes
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I think that the types of testing we do can be broadly rolled up into a small set of archetypes. These archetypes are useful things to teach to new testers in terms of recognizing how to solve a testing problem.

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  1. 1. TWST5 - Testing Archetypes Adam Goucher http://adam.goucher.ca
  2. 2. Archetypes an original model of a person, ideal example, or a prototype after which others are copied, patterned, or emulated; a symbol universally recognized by all
  3. 3. Archetypes a set of archetypes exist in testing which all testing problems can be rolled up
  4. 4. Archetypes are context free
  5. 5. Archetypes forms, reports, conversion, batch, integration and installation are all archetypes
  6. 6. Archetypes are not patterns
  7. 7. http://www.fabriclink.com/presentations/velcro/ pirate.html
  8. 8. Patterns a description or template for how to solve a problem that can be used in many different situations
  9. 9. Patterns have a generic context
  10. 10. Patterns login form, csv-to-xml conversion, windows-based installation are all patterns
  11. 11. Patterns are not specific situations
  12. 12. http://socect.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/the-brief-life- of-squeezy/
  13. 13. Situations are context specific
  14. 14. Situations zerofootprint’s visa payment process, amazon’s shopping cart, google’s search are situations
  15. 15. http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/schrodingers-lolcat1.jpg
  16. 16. Hypothesis archetypes construct patterns
  17. 17. Hypothesis patterns are applied to situations
  18. 18. Hypothesis testing happens at the situation level
  19. 19. Hypothesis learn testing archetypes to do better situational testing
  20. 20. Irony to teach archetypes we need to use situational examples
  21. 21. Form
  22. 22. Transform
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