A Testers Journey

An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory

CTUG Session -1

Date: 27th September 2009
Product Tested: Peazip (Ver – 2.0)

Mission: To find function bugs in the Peazip application.
Tester: Bharath.S
Environment: Windows-XP,SP-3
Applicatin type : Desktop application.

Testing Report:

1. First i started off getting to know about the application as the application was not very intuitive in understanding the functionalities in it. The help file  can be viewed only in the web which required an internet connection. There might be users who would not be able to make use of the help file is they do not have internet connection or if there is some problem with the connection.

2. The application cannot be used only with the keyboard though a few actions could be performed by using the short cuts. The column lines was not visible which had an option of stretching the column size to what ever size the user needs, This feature was not intuitive.

3. When more than one file is selected and right clicked and the option Add to Separate Archive is chosen, For every file a separate archive is opened, the only  way to add multiple file is to drag and drop the file(s) in the peazip which is opened.

4. Select a file in peazip and  click on File -> File Tools – >Erase file This opens up a new window asking to choose a files to be deleted, which is confusing. Users would be performing this action having in mind that the file selected would be deleted.

file erase1 5. When a file in the peazip is selected and right clicked and File Tools -> Erase file option is selected the files gets erased from the peazip and also from the hard disk.

6. Select a file in the peazip and right click and choose File Tools -> Join , This pops up a alert as well inserts a 0(zero)Kb byte file in the hard disk. This behavior of dumping crap files in users hard disk would not be accepted by anyone.join file1

7. When a  file not supported by peazip was uploaded there was an alert which said file type is not supported but can be configured by clicking on the Options tab, But the options tab was not available or i was not able to get the tab.

pwd file not visible

8. Found an interesting bug wherein when a particular type of file was opened the file was not visible in the peazip application but on right click the peazip options were seen and could be performed. Could not investigate more on this issue rite now.





September 27, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Robert Shumake

    Comment by Robert Shumake | February 2, 2010 | Reply

  2. There is obviously a lot to know about this. There are some good points here.

    Comment by Tnelson | September 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hello, a comments on the test: the tested version should be declared in first place.
    Screenshots seem of a very old version (maybe 2008 or 2007?), and testing the 2.7 release available at the date of the review leads to very different results!
    Point 1 is no longer true, as pressing F1 or the help menu entry open a local pdf help file.
    Point 2 seems quite “old” too, the help file shows a lot of keyboard shortcuts.
    And points 4 to 8 seem not happening any more…

    Comment by Son | September 28, 2009 | Reply

    • Thats Version 2.0 , Thanks for your feedback. Have updated the same in my blog. No idea how i got the older version of this application. Mistake shall be corrected henceforth.

      ~ Bharath

      Comment by Bharath | September 28, 2009 | Reply

  4. Good Start Bharath!!!

    Keep testing and practicing.
    Do let me know if you need any help.

    Ajay Balamurugadas

    Comment by Ajay Balamurugadas | September 28, 2009 | Reply

  5. Good attempt Bharath,
    I am glad you tried something on your own. I am sure that slowly more and more people will get interested in such peer groups and take it to the next level. The whole idea is to build an excellent testing community.

    Happy Testing,
    Parimala Shankaraiah

    Comment by Parimala Shankaraiah | September 28, 2009 | Reply

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