Password Length Matters

When the web application requires registration in order to reach its functions, it guides the user through on the registration flow. This is where the users are asked to provide their personal data and users do give out their personal information. Even a single mail address is considered to be a personal data.

Here comes security concerns into the picture:

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Thinking, Fast and Slow – My Takeaways

I have learnt many new things from the brilliant book by Daniel Kahneman, though I’ve found it hard to read. This post is to sum up my key takeaways.

 

There are two ways how we think. Decisions made can be based on the fast, automatic thought process (System 1) or on slow, more rational and logical thinking (System 2).
There are benefits of both systems, the problem is when we use System 1 where System 2 would be more appropriate to be used.

This is where we arrive to biases.

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What can testers learn from economics? Opportunity Cost

In the microeconomics books you can meet the term: opportunity cost or alternative cost.

When me make a decision, we discard the the alternatives. With the opportunity cost we can give a weight of the lost possibilities, in other words the benefit we would have gotten if we had chosen to do something else, the roads not taken. It can happen that we don’t even consider in other options other than what we are doing, because we are busy concentrating on the obvious.

Tl;dr: every opportunity has a cost.

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What can testers learn from psychology? Inattentional Blindness

Actually, there is a lot to learn from sciences, that can help testers to be better in their job. I’m focusing on inattentional blindness here.

By definition inattentional blidness is the failure to notice a fully-visible, but unexpected object because attention was engaged on another task, event, or object.

How many times have you been browsing through the software you’re testing and missed an obvious bug? How many times have you felt that you should have noticed the issue that was reported by someone else?

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Taking Notes During Sessions

Exploratory test charters are used for keeping track of an exploratory test session’s findings.

I’ve been struggling with finding an efficient way of taking notes during ET sessions.

The efficient way that works for me. That is not painful to do, that helps me in my work and not slows me down.

How to take notes effectively?

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