Setting up for a test session

Today's tip (again) comes from Christina Zaza. Tina gave an experience report recently at IWST, and in that explained that when she sits down to test, she opens everything she thinks she'll need before she starts. This helps her avoid having to wait for something to load, or having to potentially go find something when she's in the middle of testing.

"As dumb as it sounds, stopping to open additional documents and tools right when you need them actually slows down the process."

Her list of things she commonly needs includes:

  • opening the application(s) she's testing

  • logging into databases databases

  • opening data or requirements spreadsheets (or other files)

  • opening various testing tools

Time SaversMichael Kelly