Friday, June 25, 2010

Is anyone can be a Software Tester?

Yes and No, depending on many conditions, scenarios and the level of testing effort requires.

If you want to hire a full-time Software Tester, you need to be very selective and stringent in the selection process. Their skills, knowledge and experiences must matched with your team needs to progress. Above all, is their personality and character, either the candidates able to integrate with your team and development team smoothly. For fresh grads, the main criteria will be their attitude and personality that we safely feel confident they can be mould to become a tester.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bug Tracking Tools

I've experienced with quite a few Open Source tools for tracking purposes such as Eventum, Mantis and Bugzilla. All these tools is useful on it's own way, depending on what features you are looking at. I've summarize below on the features for each tools.

1.  Eventum

Eventum is a user-friendly and flexible issue tracking system that can be used by a support department to track incoming technical support requests, or by a software development team to quickly organize tasks and bugs. Eventum is used by the MySQL AB Technical Support team, and has allowed us to dramatically improve our response times.

2. Mantis
Mantis is an easily deployable, web based bugtracker to aid product bug tracking. It requires PHP, MySQL and a web server.

3. Bugzilla
Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively.