Testing Mnemonics

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The following is a listing of software testing related mnemonics. If you know of a mnemonic I do not have listed, please email me Email Icon.

SFDIPOT (San Francisco Depot)

Test Strategy Heuristics by James Bach

Structure, Function, Data, Integrations, Platform, Operations, Time

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CRUSSPIC STMPL

Quality Characteristics Heuristics by James Bach

Operational Criteria - CRUSSPIC
Capability, Reliability, Usability, Security, Scalability, Performance, Installability, Compatibility

Development Criteria - STMPL
Supportability, Testability, Maintainability, Portability, Localizability

CIDTESTD (Kid Tested)

Project Environment Heuristics by James Bach

Customers, Information, Developer Relations, Team, Equipment & Tools, Schedule, Test Items, Deliverables

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DUFFSSCRA (FDSFSCURA)

Test Techniques Heuristics by James Bach

Domain, User, Function, Flow, Stress, Scenario, Claims, Risk, Automatic

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HICCUPPSF

Test Oracles by James Bach

History, Image, Comparable Product, Claims, User Expectations, Product, Purpose, Standards and Statutes, Familiar Problems

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SACKED SCOWS

Learning Heuristics by James Bach

Scouting Obsessively, Authentic Problems, Cognitive Savvy, Knowledge Attracts Knowledge, Experimentation, Disposable Time, Stories(Contrasting Ideas, Skepticism, Critical thinking, Lateral thinking), Other Minds, Words and Pictures, Systems Thinking

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MR.Q COMP GRABC R&R

Exploration Skills and Tactics Mnemonic by Jon Bach

Modeling, Resourcing, Questioning, Chartering, Observing, Manipulating, Pairing, Generating/Elaborating, Refocusing, Alternating, Branching/Backtracking, Conjecturing, Recording, Reporting

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RIMGEA

Bug Advocacy Mnemonic by Cem Kaner

Replicate it, Isolate it, Maximize it, Generalize it, Externalize it, And Say it Clearly and Dispassionately

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FCC CUTS VIDS

Touring Heuristics by Michael D Kelly

Feature Tour, Complexity Tour, Claims Tour, Configuration Tour, User Tour, Testability Tour, Scenario Tour, Variability Tour, Interoperability Tour, Data Tour, Structure Tour

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MCOASTER

Test Reporting Heuristics by Michael D Kelly

Mission, Coverage, Obstacles, Audience, Status, Techniques, Environment, Risk

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FAILURE

Error Handling Heuristics by Ben Simo

Functional, Appropriate, Impact, Log, UI, Recovery, Emotions

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SLIME

Ordering of Testing Tasks Heuristics by Adam Goucher

Security, Languages, RequIrements, Measurement, Existing

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FIBLOTS

Model Workloads for Performance Testing by Scott Barber

Frequent, Intensive, Business Critical, Legal, Obvious, Technically Risky, Stakeholder Mandated

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CCD IS EARI

Performance Testing Core Principles by Scott Barber

Context, Criteria, Design, Install, Script, Execute, Analyze, Report, Iterate

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IVECTRAS

Performance Test Classification Mnemonic by Scott Barber

Investigation or Validation of End-to-End or Component Response Times and/or Resource Consumption under Anticipated or Stressful Conditions

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RCRCRC

Regression Testing Heuristics by Karen N. Johnson

Recent, Core, Risk, Configuration, Repaired, Chronic

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RSTLLL

SMS Texting Applications Testing Heuristics by Karen N. Johnson

Reply, Sender, Timestamp, List, Links, Language, Length

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MUTII

Testing Heuristics by Jonathon Kohl

Market, Users, Tasks, Information, Implementation

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I SLICED UP FUN

Mobile Application Testing Mnemonic by Jonathon Kohl

Inputs, Store, Location, Interactions/Interruptions, Communications, Ergonomics, Data, Usability, Platform, Function, User Scenarioes, Network

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SPIES

Internationalization Testing Mnemonic by Nancy Kelln

Special Characters, Pages & Content, Integrations, Error Messages, Special Formats

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PAOLO

Device Orientation Testing Mnemonic by Maik Nogens

Portrait, Audio, Objects, Landscape, Overlay

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WWWWWH/KE

Requirements Analysis and Feedback Mnemonic by Darren McMillan

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, Knowledge, Experience

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SEED NATALI

GUI Step Automation Mnemonic by Albert Gareev

Synchronize, Exists, Enabled, Displayed, Number of Arguments, Type of Arguments, Log, Investigate

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B GRADED SCRIPTTS

Test Strategy Mnemonic by Jared Quinert

Budget, Goals, Risks, Approach, Dependencies, Environments, Data, Stakeholders, Coverage Models, Resources, Information, Prioritization, Tradeoffs, Tooling, Schedule

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SPIFFy

Microtest Mnemonic by Industrial Logic

Small, Precise, Isolated, Fast, Frequently Run

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TERMS

Test Automation Mnemonic by Albert Gareev

Tools & Technology, Execution, Requirements & Risks, Maintenance, Security

CRUMBS

Test Automation Mnemonic by Albert Gareev

Confirmation, Coverage Criteria & Complexity, Risk, Robustness, & Reliability, Usefulness & Usability, Maintainability & Manual Effort, Basis & Bias, Span, Separation, & Security

GO DaRE=M

Mnemonic for testing plans by Carsten Fielberg

Go as in "Go for Goal", Deliverables, activities, Resources, Estimates, = Represents Balance, Milestones

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PAPAS BE @ SFO

API Testing for Functionality Mnemonic by Anand Ramdeo

Paging, Authentication, Parameters / Query Strings, Authorisations, Security, Behave, Error Handling, State, Filter, Order

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DEED HELP GC

API Testing for Consumability Mnemonic by Anand Ramdeo

Domain Specific Names, Examples, Easy to Learn, Documentation, Hard to Misuse, Easy to Use, Lead to Readable Code, Principle of Least Astonishment / Surprise, Guessability, Consistency

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DVLA PC

API Testing for Maintainability Mnemonic by Anand Ramdeo

Diagnostic, Versioning, Logging, Accessibility, Purpose, Consumer

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ICEOVERMAD

API Testing Mnemonic by Ash Winter

Integration, Consumers, Endpoints, Operations, Volume, Error Handling, RESTful, Modularity, Authentication, Definitions

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