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Sketchnoting Through TestBash

by Stephen Mounsey Stephen Mounsey attended TestBash and related events with a ‘Press Pass’.  This is his story on the experience. Rapid Software Testing for Managers My TestBash experience started with a day of Rapid Software Testing for Managers with Michael Bolton. Michael enthused throughout the day about the value of a tester instilling in […]

Re-running the ‘Are you a Mac or a PC? battle … for iOS and Android – Sally Goble & Jon Hare-Winton

We’ve released Sally and Jon’s TestBash talk.  Watch it here! About The Talk: Re-running the ‘Are you a Mac or a PC? battle … for iOS and Android In 2006 Mitchell and Webb starred in a long running TV campaign to persuade viewers about the differences between Macs and PCs. In 2015 Goble and Hare-Winton will […]

TestBash Video: What’s In a Name? Experimenting With Testing Job Titles – Martin Hynie

We’ve release Martin Hynie’s TestBash talk, watch it now! What’s In a Name? Experimenting With Testing Job Titles‘ About The Talk We asked the question: “What if we did not call ourselves testers? Would anything change?” In other words… we had an interesting hypothesis about our system and like all good testers, we decided to […]

RESTful API testing with Chakram

The last few years have seen an exponential increase in the development and use of web-based APIs. It’s common now to see applications, websites, services and databases being loosely coupled, communicating via RESTful HTTP interfaces. This communication between API consumers and providers forms a functional contract; with the consumer expecting the provider to expose a […]

Lean Software Testing – A Review

My TestBash experience kicked off with the workshop/training day on Lean Software Testing with Matthew Heusser. What Is Lean Software Testing? “Lean Software Testing is an approach to testing that focuses on improving throughput while reducing risk. To do that, we explain principles to analyse the way testing is being done right now, provide guidelines […]

Not Sure About Uncertainty

Risk-based testing (RBT) is defined in terms of the prioritisation of possible test activities based on perceived risks. These will often cover factors such as: Usage:  perhaps we’ll test more on platforms where we have more customers Impact:  if component X failed, all customer data would be lost, so perhaps we should test it Type: […]

TestBash Week – The One Page Guide

It’s a very busy week next week, so busy that it’s worth putting everything down on ‘paper’ in one location.  You might just want to print this out or ensure you can have easy access at any given point.  See you there? Here goes. Wednesday Rapid Software Testing for Managers | 9am – 5pm | 68 […]

Gamification and Software Testing

Gamification is the act of applying game like characteristics to a non-game situation in order to increase ‘user’ interaction (my definition but official ones exist). Much gamification is centered around the reward system used to attract and retain participants. Successful gamification is focused on engagement of participants. An informal survey ran amongst my gaming (computer, […]