Could Lego Help You Test Better?
This week I was reminded of the importance of self care and looking out for me. It's something I'm not always good at and need to work on much more regularly! I love Gem Hills talk "Filling your self care backpack" to help figure out what self care means and where to even start with it. Maybe you needed a reminder this week as much as I did?
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What's New With Ministry of Testing?
There are lots of opportunities to get involved this week with new training, articles and calls for content! Share and boost your testing skills.
👥 Have you tried pairing? Maybe you've not had great results? Adam talks to Lisi Hocke and Simon Berner in our latest podcast on how to do pairing right, its benefits and potential pitfalls.
Our Masterclass this Tuesday(18th) could help you improve how you lead a team, as well as improve the psychological safety of your team. Make sure you follow the registration instructions after you click that Register button! 📺
🧠 Are you open-minded to problem-solving approaches outside of testing? Ioan Solderea learnt more about Usability Testing through Lego.
Could you get more involved at the unit testing level? Talking with developers about them and pairing up on writing those unit tests? Alex Schladebeck thinks so and gave a great talk about it!
Pairwise testing is a simple and effective way of reducing the number of testing combinations. Venkat can help you understand exactly how this works in his new course!
🔎 In this meetup panel, Maaret Pyhäjärvi and Venkat Ramakrishnan talked about all things Exploratory Testing, and how to be effective at it. A lot of ground was covered on the hows, whys, and what-ifs.
See our latest news and Dojo additions, catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks.
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Upcoming MoT Events
All of our upcoming events - including Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings, Discussions and Training Courses.
- Masterclass: Succeed As a New Manager with Maryam Umar - 8pm UK Time - 18th May 2021
- Become a 99 Minute Workshop Instructor - With Mark Winteringham - 26th May - 23rd June 2021
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Testing Essentials with Dan Ashby - 8pm UK Time - 1st June 2021
- TestBash Home 2021 - 17th and 18th June 2021
- Testing Web Services and APIs Training 1-Day training with Mark Winteringham - 6th July 2021
- Practice Pairing Under Constraints to Level Up Your Collaboration Skills 1-Day training with Simon Berner and Lisi Hocke - 9th July 2021
We've picked out a few posts from our Club, blog and podcast feeds that we think would be useful to you.
Emna is very keen to discover new learning patterns. How about you, what helps you learn? 🎓
Have you ever applied heuristics in your non-testing world? Maria cracked a safe using some interesting heuristics.
Data sets can be super tricky to prepare. There are lots of excellent ideas on this thread on how to make it easier. ℹ️
The amazing Chris Armstrong and Bruce Hughes are all set to commit to the full 24 hours of TestBash Home 2021. Just incredible! Find out why. ⏰
AB Testing podcast talk more about Lencioni's working genius model, and attempt to attach it to a mailbag question about how projects get done in a modern testing world.
Familiar with Mutation Testing and tooling? Annee needs your help. 🔧
One test case with three asserts or three test cases with one assert on each. What do you think is a helpful option? ✅
Posts selected from our business feed. Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021 - they make sure we're able to bring you excellent events, articles and everything else we do!
Learn more about the new open-source cross-browser automation framework Playwright with these 80 questions and answers.
📖 This Selenium Handbook helps you locate elements on a web page, create your own test scripts and more. Including the new Selenium 4 features.
Could you use visual flowcharts to generate optimized test cases, scripts and data, feeding them into Xray for rigorous and traceable testing?
🩺 Bertold discusses how testers contribute to long-term software health and the role of quality in maintainable software.
99-Minute Workshops - May 2021
Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.
- Understanding Testability - With Richard Bradshaw - 12pm UK Time - 17th May 2021
- Uncovering the Power of Browser DevTools - With Butch Mayhew - 8pm UK Time - 19th May 2021
- Exploring Quality - With Dan Ashby - 12pm UK Time - 24th May 2021
- Leading a Test Automation Strategy - With Dana Aonofriesei - 8pm UK Time - 26th May 2021
- Automating Hybrid Applications with Appium - With Wim Selles - 3pm UK Time - 28th May 2021 - Open to everyone to attend
- Introduction to Creating Test Strategies - With Huib Schoots - 12pm UK Time - 31st May 2021