Vernon Richards | Quality Coach

Feb 5, 2022

Here Are 3 Ways Testers Can Get Unstuck When They're Working With Web Apps.

Can You Get Writers Block As A Tester?

Yes. Yes, they can! I certainly do anyway. Maybe I've not had enough sleep. Maybe the product I'm working with isn't interesting. Sometimes, I'm just plain stumped! The challenge is to get myself unstuck.

These are a few ways I do that.

Test beneath the GUI.

What's going on under the covers?

Many of us test our apps via the web browser, particularly when we're starting out. However, there is a lot going on that you can't see via the front-end. From browser dev tools to standalone proxy tools to observability and monitoring tools, seeing what's happening beneath the surface can be illuminating.

It's like giving yourself x-ray vision!

Two brains are better than one.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And so are bugs! What's normal to you can look weird to someone else. Leverage that to your advantage to help you spot potential problems more easily.

You could even do ensemble testing and even more brains and eyes on the case!

Change your tools.

Variety is the spice of life, they say.

Are you used to performing your API testing with a particular tool? Why not try a different one? Or why not use a CURL command in the terminal?

The more tools you have at your disposal the better.

Vernon Richards | Quality Coach

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