Friday, February 7, 2014

Disable “Open File Security Warning” on WINDOWS

How to eliminate the “Open File Security Warning” from programs accessed from the file server?

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Open Internet Options
  3. Click the Security Tab
  4. Click on Local Intranet
  5. Click on Sties
  6. Click Advanced
  7. Type the drive letter of your file server where the application is located in the “Add this website to this zone” box. 
  8. Click Add
  9. Click Close
  10. Click OK
  11. Close Internet Options by clicking OK
  12. Close the Control Panel

 You should no longer get the “Open File Security Warning” when you run an application from the file server.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Database Checker

Database Checker helps you synchronize databases' structure changes between two MySQL databases, find broken foreign keys and many more. Database Checker is an OpenSource software, released under GPL licence, and free of charge.

  • PHP 5+
  • MySQL 5+
(This may work for older versions, but not tested so far)

Database Checker is provided without any warranty, use it at your own risk! If you don't know SQL language, you will lose data. Now that you're warned, here's the link: download Database Checker

This tool was developed to see what where the changes between our development servers and our production servers. That's the main use of this tool. We added other things, such as table data changes (only on small tables, this is not a replication tool!).

Best is to start reading the Use cases/Reference to learn about what you can do with Database Checker.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

1st meetup of Test Practitioner's Club

Venue:  Mohta Hall, PHD House, Near Siri Fort Auditorium, 4/2 Institutional Area, New Delhi.
Date:    1st Feb 2014
Time:    2 pm to 6 pm

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Is there a such thing as manual testing?

Manual Testing!! Hmmm!

Wikipedia defines it as "Manual testing is the process of manually testing software for defects."

What does it actually mean? Why do we call it Manual Testing? Is it correct to call it Manual Testing? Aren't we just giving functional testing another name? Isn't it better to call it Functional Testing or simply Testing, rather than inappropriately calling it Manual Testing?

There's a need to understand the intent behind such naming convention. I am not 100% sure about it but my best guess is if the only intent was referring to fact that it's done by testers aka persons aka humans, then please for GOD's sake understand this: DEVELOPMENT is also done by humans but you don't call it "MANUAL DEVELOPMENT".

So why this biasing for testing?

Let's understand this basic thing and start calling ourselves as "testers" rather than "Manual Testers". Because for me there's no such thing as Manual Testers!