Re: [sc] Testing - Book Reference

Re: [sc] Testing - Book Reference

From: Star Simpson <stars_at_xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:55:44 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.1106280052240.21564@xxxxxx>
Hi Les!  (And greetings to the safety-critical community; although I have 
enjoyed many of the thoughtful discussions here, this is my first post)

Perhaps you could start a safety-critical Wikia for this -- wikia 
allows anyone to make a special-interest group wiki.  Here's how you 


On Tue, 28 Jun 2011, les@xxxxxx wrote:

> I hope some day someone will come up with a method for maintaining a live database of testing heuristics sourced from the practical experience of the global testing community. A testing wiki if you will. It wouldn't replace the invaluable texts on the subject but it might point testers at important guerrilla tactics, the need for which seems obvious only after the failure event. For example:
> Are your redundant sites the same height above sea level?
> What happens when a bad optic fibre splice continually disconnects and reconnects a network?
> How talented are your hackers? How thoroughly have you tested security? This is a speciality that wasn't there thirty years ago, one example of testing's moving feast.
> Then there's the murky world of regression testing. Are you being thorough enough?
> And if you really want to get your hands dirty: when do you disobey a direct order from management to stop testing?
> But I'm getting carried away.
> Les
Received on Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 05:55:57 BST