WT53 – eBay testing with Jon Bach

WT53 – eBay testing with Jon Bach

Date: Feb 12th 2011
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM IST

Jon Bach: As a Quality Engineering Director at eBay (San Jose), I am in charge of leading teams devoted to testing front-end Search on the eBay site.
One of the things I am experiment with is Open-Book Testing — a question-driven, exam-like way to get testers engaged quickly.
It goes like this…
I have four mini-charters.  You can pick any one and change to another one at any time during the session.
a) What search can you type in that leads to the most items being found?
b) What search strong can you type in that causes you to find the most bizarre item for sale?
c) How would you find the most expensive item?
d) eBay whack: what search strings can you think of that only return 1 single item — for example: “bono field”
That’s it!
I want an hour of testing, and then we’ll talk about it for an additional hour.
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I want you to record your best ideas and results here:
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