Wednesday 10 March 2010

Load testing

I'm afraid this is the last cartoon in the "No user would ever do that" series. I hope you’ve enjoyed them!

Some people have not understood the cartoon about bugs being socialites. The idea behind the cartoon is that bugs often cluster or group together (in my humble experience). For example, if you find a number of bugs in one area of the software, you can bet your donkey there will be more bugs if you continue to test this area (although you might need to change the type of testing you are doing).
If ever you don’t get a cartoon, feel free to email me and let me know and I will be more than happy to explain, or add a comment to the post and other people might chip in with their thoughts too ;o)

One last thing, for all the twitters out there, I’ve just joined twitter! Search for cartoontester to find my tweets.


  1. Andy, keep up the "no user would ever do that!" series. If everyone gets it you're probably working on some lowest common denominator - it's your choice if you want to be understood by everyone :)

    Like the idea of testing with a donkey - will add that to my chunky-monkey testing (let's see how many get that!)

  2. Thanks Simon. Good point about the lowest common denominator. I'll have a think about the cartoon series.
    Let me know how you get on with the donkey chunky-monkey testing.

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  4. If idiot proofing is our goal, we will never get any software to release on time and budget. Testers need to be pragmatic.