Sep 7, 2009

The 7 plagues of testing

James Whittaker was running the series of the 7 plagues of software testing on the Google Testing Blog. Since the series are at their last stretch, here is the list of plagues:
1. The Plague of Aimlessness
2. The Plague of Repetitiveness
3. The Plague of Amnesia
4. The Plague of Boredom
5. The Plague of Homelessness
6. The Plague of Blindness
7. The Plague of Entropy

There are also some additional plagues that were suggested by various readers (myself included):
- The Plague of Metrics
- The Plague of Semantics/Assumptions
- The Plague of Infinity/Endlessness/Exhaustion
- The Plague of Miscommunication/Language
- The Plague of Rigidness/Complacency

Out of the suggested bunch, I really like Roussi's notion that complacency can be the result of a product's success.

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