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Want to be a testing guru? Use reachability graphs (Part 6)

Continuing with our exploration of reachability graphs, the graph below shows another very interesting bug in Chrome’s PDF viewer. The beauty of reachability graphs is that it is remarkably easy to follow the abstract states to recreate bugs, and it is impossible to make mistakes in doing so. Go ahead and follow the abstract states […]

Step 2 of bug recreate for Chrome's PDF Viewer

Want to be a testing guru? Use reachability graphs (Part 2) 1

A fairly long time ago, I introduced reachability graphs and showed you how to start using them to debug applications. After all, debugging is a form of testing. In this post, I’ll continue exploring reachability graphs for the purposes of exploratory testing. To illustrate their useful power, I will use reachability graphs to test some aspects of an […]

Reachability graphs make irrelevant states clear

An example of how TestLess’ TestDetectors work

In this post, I’ll illustrate the workflow that you can use to extend TestLess so it can analyze any test suite. I will use a real example from a real customer to show you how easy it is to extend TestLess.     The Problem Recently, I received the following question from a customer:   I’d […]


How to dramatically improve your debugging and testing skills

I’m often surprised by how many people view software development as a separate “career path” of software engineering that is detached from software testing. Indeed, most testers I know hold the same view but in reverse: that software testing is completely detached from development. Both views assume that skills from one practice are mostly useless in the other. This dichotomy might […]