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How testing can be hijacked by common biases

How testing can be hijacked by common biases

Experimenter effects:
If you WANT to find bugs, you are more likely to find bugs / if you adopt a nicey-nicey attitude and just want to help the programmers demonstrate that their program works, you’re going to miss a lot of bugs. It’s not just that you will not report them. You’ll just not see them.

Cem Kaner, BBST® Bug Advocacy, Lecture 6, slide 168.

We all get biased multiple times in our lives. Biases can take many forms and they can be difficult to overcome especially when we don’t even realize that we might be biased.  

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Live webinar with Ru Cindrea: Lessons Learned from the Worst Bug I Ever Found

Live webinar with Ru Cindrea: Lessons Learned from the Worst Bug I Ever Found

Watch the recording of this webinar from March 7, 2018 to learn about Ru’s story of the worst bug she ever found and the lessons learned from this experience. Based on this example she explains the RIMGEN framework, signal detection theory and other bug investigation concepts taught in the BBST Bug Advocacy course. If you’re thinking about taking Bug Advocacy, you will get a good preview of the course contents from this webinar.

You can access the slides here.

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About Ru Cindrea

Ru Cindrea is a senior test consultant and managing partner at Altom. With more than ten years of experience in software testing, she is particularly interested in mobile testing and test automation with a special interest in mobile games. Ru is an instructor in the Black Box Software Testing series offered by Altom in collaboration with Kaner, Fiedler & Associates.

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