Blogger Is A Time Machine

Did you miss to participate in an event?

Not to worry, Blogger will take you to past, to attend the events.

Look at the screenshot, it was taken on Oct 11, 2009.There is an event that is happening on Oct 10, 2009 IST 11.00AM. Here I have an option to select I’m Going and Not going, both the options are enabled. I can click on them 🙂 to attend an event that is happening (happened) in past.

NOTE : Not sure about the time zone kept in the blog,but all the time zones were ahead of the event time, when this screen shot was taken
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This is one of the most undocumented feature of blogger uncovered by me 😛

Another problem faced during signing in.

To participate in the event, it asked me to join the Site to RSVP, what does this RSVP mean????? 😦 . I clicked on the link to Join RSVP (without knowing what that mean, I don’t expect every user should Google this to find, what is RSVP?). A pop up opened and there was another message which says “Sign In or Join us using the link above”

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Sorry Blogger! I can’t see any link in the roof :-(, where is the link????????????

I found only a Follow button; I don’t think all users will click the button when you are say click the link.

Ok, after clicking the link (button) and successful sign in, I was given an option to select to go to the event (I’m going).I clicked on that link and it was successful.

Oh! Wait, I am still given option to join the event in the main window, whatever I did was in a pop up, so how many times do I need join the event??????

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Oops! Wait for some more bugs, IE showed me Google Calendar option below the event, which is missing in Chrome, Google against its own product??? Interesting

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Like to thank Enjoytesting for this, I was doing all those in his blog, I doubt whether he enjoyed this 🙂

Addendum added while drafting this 🙂

WordPress.com’s turn 🙂

Found this while inserting screenshot into this post

I have -6 pictures in my gallery,some body help me what does this mean??

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Happened when I was deleting pictures from my gallery,I keep clicking the delete option this happens.I think the sytem is counting the clicks I make and subtracting from the pictures present in the gallery.Smart uh!

<Decided to End this post>

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Monster Buggy

Found one interesting or an unpleasant bug in monsterindia.com jobportal. It made me to check back my basic maths skills 🙂

Just look at the screenshots below

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Required Experience : 3 -10 years

Applicant Experience : 5 yrs and 3 months.

As per my knowledge I think I am eligible to apply for this,but look what the system says “Your following information did not match the job requirement ” 😦

I was little doubtful because this might be some odd case,but it happens consistently,see another screenshot.

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I am really shocked to see this ,was the system tested throughly? Because this is a simple positive condition that should have been tested.

Where is the problem?

Is it in test data ? I dont think so because user can enter his experience only be selecting the years from drop down,so there is no data format error

But still how did they miss this?

Did you experience the same problem?

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Power Of Exploring In Software Testing

I am not here to explain in detail about exploratory testing . Please read James Bach, Cem Kaner and Michael Bolton to learn about exploratory testing.

This is just to share my experience how exploratory approach is powerful in finding bugs and solutions in software testing. This is about my experience in getting a solution to a problem by exploring. The same holds true in finding bugs as well.

Let me start off with Bangalore Weekend Testers (BWT), to know more about BWT check here and hereBWT 9 was my first experience of testing with a group of enthusiastic testers. We tested an online photo editing tool splashup.I would say this really tested my inexperience towards reacting to some unprepared situations. Though I didn’t come out with flying colors, but was able to react quickly and found some interesting bugs (at least for me). Here is my test report. This really helped me to analyze and understand my testing skills. So my testing skills got tested 🙂 in BWT. I think every tester has to experience this and evaluate oneself. I had done a lot of buddy testing in my workplace, but still this is the real buddy testing, because what I do in my organizations is a restricted buddy testing 🙂 .

Coming back to exploratory testing (ET), I am always interested in doing ET as it is always fun, interesting and a real learning experience to become a true tester. After finishing my BWT 9, I read a post by fellow tester in BWT Amit Kulkarni, about why the error messages does not stick to their places? and I was able to find a workaround for the problem.

Brief about the defect and solution

Moving the error message out of visible window area made it disappear. And user has to close the application ‘abruptly’. I was able to find a workaround for this without user closing the application.

Here goes the story in detail

I was able to reproduce the defect by following the steps provided by Amit (very well explained steps to reproduce), but I am not happy with closing the application ‘abruptly’. So started exploring (note exploring not googling) is there any option to get back the popup window. With my limited knowledge on Windows OS, I started with ALT-TAB option, but no use. Then I was thinking what can be done??? suddenly Mr. Task Manager  flashed in my mind. So I Right clicked on Task Bar to open Task Manager. Wow! The message pop-up window is back in the window pane. But wait!  I tried these steps again, but no use. So started investigating on the steps I tried

First Attempt:

1. Right clicked on Task bar

2. Clicked on Task Manager

Result:

1. Task Manager Window did not open

2. The Error message Pop Up reappeared in the window pane.

Second Attempt:

1. Right Clicked on Taskbar

2. Clicked on Task Manager

Result:

1. Task Manager Window opened up

2. But the error message Pop Up is not visible this time

This concluded that on first attempt I didn’t click on the Task Manager instead I clicked on some other options. So I looked into the nearest option available to Task Manager, and found that on clicking “Lock the Taskbar” option made the pop up to appear back. I didn’t stop here because now I am not sure whether the Lock up task bar was checked or unchecked initially. So tried all possible options with that and the conclusion is simple one liner “Toggle the Lock the Toolbar option to get back the pop-up to Visible window” 🙂

So to conclude, As a Tester

  1. I do a lot of exploratory testing
  2. I don’t stop just finding bugs, explore for reasons and also solutions
  3. I don’t Google as soon as I am struck; I explore various possible solutions before hitting Google. (Google might give the perfect solution at first page itself, if you are lucky. But what you might miss is hundreds of other valuable learnings, solutions and more importantly experience.)
  4. I do find solutions and bugs accidentally. Accidents don’t happen if you sit idle without exploring. (Wow! A new philosophy 🙂 )

How about you?

Read  http://www.satisfice.com/articles/et-article.pdf and http://testingeducation.org/a/nature.pdf to learn  more about ET.