Metrics in XP

This post is in more of a notes style than my previous ones. I was originally planning on making this more prose-like, but I’m not going to after all. I kind of like the way it reads now. Maybe it’ll lead to more questions, but I’m going to call it a blogging experiment. 🙂 Cem […]

Day 5

Stories for Rublog project: Article synopses Trace package AT Harness Search Hook up tester.rb Archive bug reports Update change log BUG: Number of articles varies with navigation We also identified several themes: making it easier for the next people to pick up the code and do something with it, and test-first acceptance testing For each […]

On exploratory testing

Cem and James talked about exploratory testing — Cem talked about exploratory testing in terms of categorizing knowledge — by risk, test technique, or approach. Though I wasn’t there, from other comments (and talks with James), I would guess he talked about the use of heuristics and skeptical questioning of the application. He gave the […]

Day 3 wrap-up

You may have noticed that I’m blogging less and less on each day. Some of this is because the planning and procedural stuff is becoming less emphasized as we work more on getting a story done. While I could say “we wrote code” it doesn’t seem the same to me in terms of what I […]

Full group retrospective

The blog team is using Bret as customer. RubLog is a combination of a CGI, a template, a document repository, and a URL that returns one HTML output. They’ve created a harness that copies the files for one blog (from multiple ones) to the places, then visits the URLs and detects chages. They prevent date/time […]

Day 2 Group Retrospective

We split up into 3 sets of pairs (actually 2 pairs and a triple) to focus on three tasks: An acceptance testing framework (using the DOM) Conversion of data from word doc into usable stuff Developing an initial page that displays the case information After spending the time to do the development, here’s where we […]

Test Ideas (Day 2 Iteration)

Beginning day 2, we decided to go with the cgi approach because it already handles POST requests. Since we’ll have 140 tests, the GET method of form submittal will quickly be unwieldy. We then delayed acceptance testing strategies until noon. Then, we began brainstorming test ideas (the next story we’ll be implementing): Click a test […]

Day #1 Wrap Up

First, I want to apologize for the last AF post (not the RSS feed one — the one before that). It’s chaotic and disjointed. Maybe I’ll edit it, though I think I have enough to do staying on top of the current stuff. The conversation that I was blogging was the hardest part of the […]

Group discussion

Did some stories, did some code mining, did a feature walkthrough (so they know where they’re going). Talked about what scenario testing is and what the role of testing is on projects. They’ve already found a big stack of bugs in the existing code. Synopsis of their discussion of scenario testing: Got through the demo […]