A jotter about software testing and some other funny scenarios illustrated with cartoons from Torsten J. Zelger.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The Umlaut Test Pattern
One of the most reliable "bugs" we meet regularly in our test department, is the so called "Umlaut" bug. Often we notice cases in our database which are displayed incorrectly. Namely Polish and/or German characters are regularly screwed up somewhere. Corrupt here means that it is displayed as a black square with a white question mark or a simple empty rectangle. The test pattern to look for broken text is effective at all test levels, be it it the UI or even at a lower level such as Web Service responses.
Here we are with a selection of my own cartoons. Continuous inspiration
is guaranteed from my daily and past experience working as a tester,
test automation engineer, test manager and developer. ThanX to Juan
Ortega my good old friend from my former-former-former workplace. His
ideas have helped a lot to improve my cartoons and he is still watching
me. ThanX also applies to Ernst Mueller who has some great talent of
turning weird scenarios into great sound bites that I take and turn into
my cartoons. ThanX also to the Software Testing Club and STQA Magazine
who regularly publish my cartoons in their magazines.