Browser Compatibility Testing Risk Analysis

I did my first presentation for the Phoenix Software Quality Association (PSQA) yesterday evening on “Browser Compatibility Testing Risk Analysis”. Those who attended learned:

“The art of trimming browsers from a browser compatibility test list by knowing your users, understanding how the browser works, OS & browser facts versus misconceptions, and grouping browsers by common component versions to remove redundancy.”

For those that attended I promised to post my presentation and handouts here on my blog. So here they are:

Packaged Download
Browser Compat (1.62 MB)

Individual Downloads
Browser Compatibility Testing.pptx (1.65 MB)
Browser Facts Misconceptions and Experience.docx (29.24 KB)
BrowserCompatCheatSheet.xlsx (14.89 KB)

Setting Browser Compatibility Testing Expectations.docx (13.87 KB)

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I’m thinking about screencasting this while it’s fresh in my mind. If I do, it will be posted here within the next few weeks.

PSQA is always looking for presenters or a place to meet. If you can offer up either, the organization would greatly appreciate it (contact If you’re in the valley, have anything to do with QA, and are not already a PSQA member, go sign up. It’s free!

One Response to Browser Compatibility Testing Risk Analysis

  1. Rohit Mathur says:

    Very well researched, coupled with good examples based on experience.
    Glad to see you pen down your experiences with Browsers-OS, and how compatibility testing can be logically addressed.
    Good Stuff Brent! Keep up the good work and keep posting such relevant material.

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