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.
I keep on telling people that I have more talent to break things than to
actually build things, since, whatever I touch breaks apart or results
in another nice story that I can convert into a new cartoon published
on my blog at www.zelger.org. I guess this is just a myth since I also
built things successfully that are used by a large group of people
worldwide. Maybe I just look at things a little bit differently. I am
inspired a lot by the speaches, articles and books of James Whittaker,
Dorothy Graham, Johnathan Kohl and many many more; I am hungry to learn
from them on a continuous basis and apply some of these techniques to
my daily work with pleasure.
profile picture at Linked-In is a P1800 Volvo and it stands for excellent quality and design;
inspired by a Long Islander’s revered red Volvo 1800, 1966 which is
known for having racked up more than 3 million miles (GIYBF).
on this blog is guaranteed from my daily and past experience working as a tester,
test automation engineer, test manager and developer.
ThanX to Juan Ortega, Ernst Mueller who have helpede developing my style of drawing and humour and thanX to the Software Testing Club who regularly published some of my cartoons.