Weekly Newsletter: TestBash Detroit Tickets Live! DevOps Mythbusing!
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Testing and the Community
- DevOps Mythbusting - Theresa Neate's TestBash Australia talk covers the origins of DevOps, the problems it initially tried to solve, and debunk some of the myths that have since been generated regarding it.
- TestBash Detroit Super Early Bird Tickets are live! - There's training, workshops and of course the conference day itself. We're very excited to be working with Hilary Weaver-Robb on our first TestBash in Detroit.
- Community Stories: From TestSphere Cards to MoT Meetup Organiser - Emna Ayadi's experience of RiskStorming, how she took that learning experience back home to Tunisia and then set up the very first Ministry of Testing Meetup in Africa!
- Power Hour - Operability - Rob Meaney provided great insight during his Power Hour, great information shared.
- How to Ask for Help - There is a right way and a wrong way to ask for help. People do want to help, this is great to help you make the most of it.
- How to get QAs to contribute during the inception of a project? - How to convince QAs and possibly other roles that there is value in getting a Quality strategy bang from the start. Have you participated in such inceptions and what value were you able to provide?
- Gamifying Test Idea Generation - Great list to help you generate some fresh ideas.
- Sharing Responsibilities: Circles Workshop - Interesting way of sharing responsibility within teams.
- A culture that does well - The culture within your team and company is so important. The story shared really highlighted the importance of culture.
Upcoming MoT Events
- Testing Ask Me Anything - Collaboration, Pairing and Mobbing - Elisabeth Hocke - 8pm UK Time - 1 hour - 10th December 2019
- TestBash Brighton - 26th - 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit - 23rd - 24th April 2020
- TestBash Netherlands - 28th -29th May 2020
- Checklist to avoid the most common accessibility errors - look at ways to avoid the most common accessibility errors identified by the WebAIM accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages, and the HTTPArchive 2019 Web Almanac analysis of 5.8 million pages.
- Accessibility by default - The European Parliament has funded a pilot project aimed at investigating which accessibility features could be built into authoring tools.
- Getting Developers On Board with Accessibility - making sure your website, mobile site and apps are accessible to all users, including people with disabilities — is increasingly a Dev requirement that can't be ignored.
- Why I Don’t Use Postman - We all have to find the right tool for us.
- Planning for Testing Automation in your Shiny New API? - The ability to authenticate your API requests is critical.
- JMeter Basics Part 3 of 4 - Uploading to Google Drive with OAuth - Helping you understand the basics.
- Usability Testing for Remote Teams - For remote teams, ubiquitous chat and screen share technologies allow for online "Hallway Usability Tests" as a convenient form of informal testing.
- GraphQL: Why It Started, What It Does - it’s a query language that goes on top of your existing application code, and more efficiently communicates between the client (like your phone) and server.
- Regain focus on strategic software delivery - Some ideas to regain a focus on strategic software delivery, when daily operations are taking the most of your energy and attention.
- Next Generation Front End Testing using WebDriver and DevTools: Part 1 - Chrome DevTools allows you to get comprehensive information about the page and requests. This is a simple introduction.
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts...
- Become a Testing Superhero with Stacy Kirk - Ever wondered what it takes to be a QA testing hero in a DevSecOps transformation?
- 100th Episode! Continuous Performance & Continuous Podcasting with Mark Tomlinson - Talking about performance in podcasting we move over to learning more about how Mark is establishing a Continuous Performance process at his current employer.
- ABT 343 – Areti Panou - Listen in to hear more about her changing role, and her experience with modern testing.
- Episode 633 - Most Companies Do Not Manage 3rd Party Risk Efficiently - This episode talks about how most businesses today do not manage 3rd party cyber risk efficiently and how this can be a big problem for you.
- Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable - Camera and mic could be controlled by any app, no permission required.
- Twitter will finally let users disable SMS as default 2FA method - And it only took Twitter's CEO getting hacked to happen.
- Macy's Customer Payment Info Stolen in Magecart Data Breach - Macy's has announced that they have suffered a data breach due to their web site being hacked with malicious scripts that steal customer's payment information.
- Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits - Big bump coincides with investments Google has poured into securing its Pixel phone.