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Seven Software Testing Videos

February 10, 2007

I’d like to make a rapid review of seven software testing videos I’ve found on Google Video.

  1. Becoming a software testing expert – 19954 views – 88 ratings
  2. Beyond Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development – 16775 views – 86 ratings
  3. Agile Testing – 3647 views – 34 ratings
  4. Proving Our Worth: Quantifying the Value of Testing – 4425 views – 17 ratings
  5. Literate Functional Testing – 3343 views – 15 ratings
  6. How To Recruit, Motivate, and Energize Superior Test Engineers – 1359 views – 7 ratings
  7. Exploratory Testing – 324 views – 2 ratings

James Bach’s video on Becoming a software testing expert. He defines software testing and its expertise in an inspiring way. He gives much coolness to software testing. What I liked best was the links he makes between testing and philosophy. Clearly, you should have a good critical thinking to be a tester. In theory, you doesn’t have to know about Descartes cartesianism or the skeptics school but that doesn’t hurt.

Dave Astel’s video on Beyond Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development. It’s not exaclty about testing but it’s a way to focus the development testing effort of Agile and Test Driven methodologies on the desired application behaviour.

Elisabeth Hendrickson’s video on Agile Testing. She explains how software testing teams should apply Agile. She provides an overview of how Agile practices differ from traditional practices. An interesting point is about XP methodology: showing to the customer the value given by the test specification reduces the development documentation effort (shorter requirements, shorter design and shorter test plan). A typical Agile testing iteration goes like this: automated acceptance of story tests, automated unit tests and manual exploratory tests.

Lee Copeland’s video on Proving Our Worth: Quantifying the Value of Testing. He defines his vision of software testing and gives good insights on the problematic of quantifying the value of testing. He proves that testing gives valueable information to the developers and to the client.

Tom White’video on Literate Functional Testing. The idea is to write tests that are understandable by the developers and the customers. It comes from Donald Knuth’s Literate Programming.

Jeff Feldstein’s video on How To Recruit, Motivate, and Energize Superior Test Engineers. He asserts that software testing is a better place for software developers than software development. He also gives a way to inspire more creativity in the test and development teams.

Jon Bach’s video on Exploratory Testing. He defines it as unscripted and improvisional testing. He compares this approach with the scripted approach.

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  1. February 10, 2007 at 3:55 AM

    Two other notably good videos are:

    – Achievable Futures, 1,300 views, 5 ratings.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4377161855482062355

    – Prospecting for Bugs, 1,208 views, 5 ratings.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5423188099670429665

  2. February 22, 2007 at 9:00 AM

    Hi RiseAgain. This is an excellent post. I am posting this in my blog with appropriate credit to you. I hope you don’t mind that. 🙂

  3. February 22, 2007 at 2:26 PM

    No problem about that, nice blog btw.

  4. February 27, 2007 at 5:21 AM

    I’m working through some of these videos. Thanks for the links.

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