I stumbled upon another one of those mind mapping applications called Scapple.app. As I am always looking for ways to improve and change ways of working I had to try it out. I regularly use Xmind at the moment for these demands.
As it is in Beta test, I also decided to give it a real test perspective. A short session with recorded notes and a bug list was what came out of it. I hope they can make use of my results.
This is my summary:
Scapple seems to be a valid competitor to any mindmapping tools out there, and it has its niche. However it has a long way to go before being able to get me as a user for day-today work. My preferences go for Xmind and Prezi for these types of tasks. Testing was mainly done through exploration of the steps shown in the quickstart guide. It is not a very deep analysis, but even so the light coverage found some very basic and severe issues.
I admit, inspired by the recent flood of mindmaps from ministry of testing I also wanted to post one.
Developers Exploratory Testing was created by my colleague Davor Crnomat. During the last years it has evolved as a practice in our company. As I am presenting about my experiences on it, I wanted to create an overview of the original rules. First time Davor presented these they were just a list of longer sentences. So to create the mind map I have shortened and grouped them. I have also realized that they are not all present in the latest articles written about it, but then again, it is the original that I have drawn. Read more…