Culture of Corruption, QA Edition

If you’re testing file uploading or attachment capabilities, don’t forget to try empty files and corrupt files to see if your application can handle them appropriately.

Here’s a handy tool called File Destructor that creates invalid files with different extensions of determined size that you can use when running your corrupt file tests.

It’s designed to create files you can send to teachers to support a “the computer ate my homework” excuse, but we in QA can subvert that, can’t we? We can subvert anything.

No Responses to “Culture of Corruption, QA Edition”

  1. pberry Says:

    Some developers know about and catch empty files. You can usually trip them up with a single-byte file instead 🙂

  2. The Director Says:

    You are a bad, bad man. So you’re in the right field.

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