Archive for the Test Data Management Category

Database Virtualization with Delphix

There are all sorts of issues trying to get the right data to the correct people, in a timely manner. For different tests during the different phases, there is a new solution that could help you with that. Delphix is a tool which virtualizes databases and files,

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Implementing Federated Views for Data Matching

Introduction In general terms, the Test Data Matching process finds existing information in our database systems, mostly in production environments, which will be very useful for finding efficient and accurate test data. At the same time, it helps us save time and effort in creating new information

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Great Test Data Requests with Jira

Since 2011, I have been in too many projects and my main activities were to create, deliver and provide data from Grid-Tools Datamaker to the Testing team. All the communication flow was only by email to request different types of data such as new customers, new brands, materials and

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Why Create Relational Data for Your Tests?

How many times must a test case be run over and again because the data does not work for the test case? Some other times, the test case executed correctly, but when the code gets into production it crashes because of an unexpected “data behavior” to later

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Forget your own waistline and get your business data in shape this year!

By Becky Saunders, Technical Writer at Grid-Tools We all make New Year’s resolutions usually when we’re nursing hangovers, full up on turkey and mince pies and feeling a couple of stone heavier! But New Year resolutions don’t have to stop at making improvements to ourselves, we can

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Data Quality as an Initiative

If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary function then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in the way that IT organizations manage, coordinate and execute their processes around

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More on Test Coverage

As promised here is my continuing post on Test Coverage. More on Test Coverage… Last post, I wrote about how developers can evaluate their code coverage and overall code quality using their development tools. This post covers how the test team becomes involved more directly. Specifically we

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Choosing a Testing/Requirements Tool – from a tester/user perspective

Practice what you preach. As a tester it is easy to review someone else’s requirements and find issues but what if you’re forced to create your own requirements? I was asked to put in requirements for a test data management tool and then a lot of things

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A Pragmatic Approach to Test Coverage

I like models and I love automation on top of them. Software development in almost any form requires a logical model and an implementation in code. The best developers can find the re-usable patterns or code within a complex system to minimize their work. Functional testing gurus

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Zombie Test Cases – How They Cost Organizations

The chilling reality is, old test cases never die, they cluster, clutter and disrupt testing and development indefinitely. But why? Because no one can be confident that the old test cases aren’t necessary, no one wants to cull a case when it isn’t clear if it tests

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