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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......

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