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Load Testing

The ISTQB define load testing as:
A type of performance testing conducted to evaluate the behavior of a component or system with increasing load, e.g. numbers of parallel users and/or numbers of transactions, to determine what load can be handled by the component or system
Hmmm, sounds a little like Stress testing! But load differs because in stress testing...

Severity versus Priority

Many parts of testing require a pedantic view of words and the ISTQB Certified Tester syllabus is very specific on the meaning of words.
Severity is defined as the extent to which a defect can affect the software.
In order to use a common language for testing it is very useful to define the levels of...

Individuals & Interactions…

This if the first of the 4 value statements from the Agile Manifesto.

"Individuals and interactions over processes and tools"

With each of the 4 values the original authors emphasise that they value both sides, but they value the values on the left more. So what does that mean in the real word?

Processes and Tools

We all...

A Product Owner without the power :-(

I spoke to an organisation recently that was having trouble with a lack of clarity on backlog items. When I asked how their Product Owner (PO) dealt with that, I was told that he was only allowed to make decisions on two out of five modules of the system. The remaining modules were the...

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