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SSIS 2012 Script Task Logging

Written by Ben Holley on April 22, 2014

One of the great features of SSIS 2012 is the built in logging for packages stored in the SSIS catalog. It is a true time saver but there is one small shortcoming. If you have a runtime error in a script task, you get one error message for all possible root causes: Script Task:Error: Exception…

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Testing vs. Quality Assurance

Written by Jonathan Taylor on August 12, 2013

The goal of any Quality Assurance department is to have a positive influence on their IT organization with respect to process improvement, ROI and stability. To accomplish this we have to concentrate on more than just testing the product. We have to test the entire software development life cycle, not just the product. Here are some…

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Stop, Drop, and Roll

Written by Whitney Dueitt on April 8, 2013

No matter where you are in your career, you will inevitably be asked for your opinion on the quality of something. Usually, the person inquiring is your boss, manager, or some other highly important person, as if being put on the spot isn’t bad enough. Shy of giving them the default “let me look into…

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Testing Metrics – Requirements Pass Rate

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

By: Vicky Davis The Requirements Pass Rate metric is one of several metrics that provide insight to the quality of a software solution. This metric indicates the status of test execution and the quality of the solution based on percentage of requirements passed. To obtain the values for the formula the tester must associate each…

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Sounds Risky!

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

We’ve heard it. We’ve thought it. We’ve even said it. It happens most often when we are starting or joining a project. It is a balance of concern and excitement. It is rare that we consciously separate the risks into categories and then weigh them, but that is exactly what we should be doing. You…

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Quality Center Tips – Creating a custom filter

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

We all have our favorite filters in QC, be it just all the defects assigned to us or all fixed defects. To make us all a little more productive here are some ways to sort and save those filters. To sort: 1. Select the “Set Filter/Sort” icon. *It looks like an upside down beaker 2….

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How to pull test cases from Test Manager 2010

Written by Craig Butler on December 6, 2012

Ever had a client or project manager ask for test cases from Test Manager? I have spent hours looking, for a way to do just that. There is a solution! The cure to this ailment starts by clicking here and downloading the Test Scribe for Test Manager (Test Professional 2010). Once Test Scribe finishes installing and…

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