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Thursday, April 28, 2011

CMMi and TMMi



Many heard about CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration)

But that subsets all points of development and testing. Focus is more on development rather than quality activities. What about the quality which actually adds value to the project.

Here comes TMMi (Test Maturity Model Integration)

Quality and testing which is given low preference sometimes than development, needs a change. And here is this foundation which actually created TMMi and I guess IT industries need to start creating a space for TMMI along with CMMi.


Please check the site of TMMi foundation here

To know its impact read these articles

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Strip off Html tags from excel


When data is exported from any web page into excel or from any other sources into excel. It gets copied with html tags. This is making it difficult to read it. If there are few rows then we can remove them manually but if we there are more number of rows then we can go for below steps.

Follow these steps:

1.    Open up the VBE with Alt+F11.
2.    Locate your workbook in the top left Project Explorer window. Right-click on your workbook and choose Insert>Module.
3.    Paste the below given code in to the code module that will open.
4.    Go back to Excel, select the cells you want to clean and activate the macro with Tools>Macro>Macros. (Macro can also be activated by clicking Run icon in Visual Basic).
5.    All the html tags will be replaced.
6.    But sometimes some cells will be displayed as hashes. In such cases, select the Description column again and select Home > Clear > Clear Formats. This will get back your description.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

How to test search functionality



Every web application by default will contain search feature in it. Many search engines’ main functionality is search feature.
The parameters to be considered while developing this feature or testing this feature are not limited. There are many factors which should be looked in when checking the coverage and usability of the search text box in the application.
Preparation before testing the search functionality
1.       Note down the valid input details for the search feature.
2.       Find out the minimum and maximum range.
3.       Find out the depth of the search – document search, word in a document, image search
4.       Should document search display the size of the document also? Similarly for image?
5.       Any advanced search features like document or image type selection to refine the search are available?
6.       General set of input which can be given are
a.       A-Z
b.      a-z
c.       0-9
d.      {      [              (              ~             !              @            #             $              %            ^             &             *             `               |        \              :               ”              ;               ’               <             >             ?              ,               .               /              *             -        +             )              ]              }
e.      Blank spaces


Work with these inputs when testing the search functionality