Weekly Newsletter: 30 Days of E-Commerce Testing, Are You In?

 

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TimeShiftX - The Time Travel Software

TimeShiftX lets you time travel your software to test all date and time sensitive functionality and code such as year-end, daylight savings, leap year, and billing. Employ instant time travel inside Active Directory & Kerberos without code changes and removing all pain points.

 

30 Days of E-Commerce Testing, Are You In?

Our famous 30 Days of Testing Challenge are back! The theme is E-Commerce Testing, this challenge has been kindly sponsored by Sauce Labs.  These are a great way to learn on your own, as a team effort or join in online with the wonderful Ministry of Testing community.

 

Adding Value Outside Automation

"In a team of developers who write quality automation how, as a tester, can you add value?".  This is a question I now ask in every interview I do with testers. Many of the testers I see have good automation skills. However, when everyone is doing a very good job of writing the automation, you need to be able to add value in other ways.

 

TestBash & Test.bash(); Manchester 2018 Are Live!

On 26-29th September TestBash and the first Test.bash(); are happening in Manchester, UK. Super Early Bird tickets are now on sale!  It's our third TestBash Manchester, the last two both sold out, so bear that in mind if you are interested in attending.  This year’s event is bigger than ever with a total of six days of TestBash if you attend all the things!

 

Masterclass: Providing Value to Agile Ceremonies as a Tester | Melissa Tondi

This Masterclass is designed to talk about the agile ceremonies we tend to focus on, show where their long-standing use may result in the wrong outcome, and then recommend ways to fix those tendencies.

 

TestBash Dublin 2018

TestBash will be arriving in Dublin in a matter of weeks!  It's going to be a great few days of learning from 9 awesome speakers, meeting other testers and sharing ideas.  Cannot wait!  Have you booked your Early Bird Ticket? 

  

MoT Meetups

Each week we will feature one of our upcoming MoT community Meetups. Find or start a MoT meetup.
 

Software Testing Clinic Brighton - Exploratory Testing and Chartering

On Wednesday, May 9th 2018, Software Testing Clinic Brighton continues by discussing the subject of Exploratory Testing and Chartering. Exploratory Testing and Chartering can be a foreign language to some testers or for those who are new to the testing field.

 

The Club 

We've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with.

The future of the Test Manager?

What’s your view on Test Managers and the role they play in the modern Software Development ecosystem?  The role of a Test Manager has changed and will look different across organisations who employ them.
 

Resources and articles on exploratory testing 

I’m pulling together some information about exploratory testing, and wondered what your favourite resources are for learning about what it is and how to do good exploratory testing.

 

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
 

An Ode to Testability, Part 1 - Stories from a Software Tester 

I talked before about whether testers should be developers and I also talked about the intersection of development and testing with a focus on testability. Here I want to make that intersection a little more actionable by considering an example over a series of posts.
 

How Do You Choose a Test Automation Tool? - Katrina the Tester

When you’ve agreed what you want to automate, the next thing you’ll need to do is choose a tool. As a tester, most of the conversations I observed from a distance, between managers and people selecting a tool, focused on only one aspect.  Cost.

 

Testing Blogs

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Testing Podcasts 

MoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.   

Testing Chatter

We keep a close eye on our two slack groups - testers.chat and our MoT Slack.  This is what they've been sharing.