On reading The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta I thought I should ask the question and suggest a starting point. With content unashamedly stolen from Superuser and Stack overflow.
Software Quality Assurance and Testing is for professional software testers, and for other related roles (Programmers, Business Analysts) who perform software testing as part of their profession
If you have a question about …
- Software Testing Methodologies
- Testing, Test Management and Defect Management tools
- Testing techniques, such as such as scenario/use case testing
- Unit Testing
- Automated Testing
- Performance Testing
and it is not about …
- Microsoft Team Foundation Server ALM
- How to fake your way past a testing interview
- Using automated tools for web spam activities
- Debating which testing tool is better or the most popular
- A shopping or buying recommendation for testing tools
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where …
- every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite __?”
- your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use _ for _, what do you use?”
- there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
- we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if __ happened?”
- it is a rant disguised as a question: “__ sucks, am I right?”
If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about _”, then you should not be asking here. If your motivation is “I would like others to explain _ to me”, then you are probably OK. (The above section was adapted from MetaFilter’s FAQ. For more detail, see six guidelines for great subjective questions.)
Thoughts ... ?