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Our famous 30 Days of Testing Challenge is back, this time the theme is Automation in Testing! These challenges are a great way to learn on your own, as a team effort or join in online with the wonderful Ministry of Testing community. The challenges will kick off on 1st July! Don't forget to use the hashtag #30daysoftesting when sharing and get involved!
Testers all have stories about where they are in life, in their careers, or progress towards goals. They all have those moments that are crystallised into something a bit life-changing. Vicky Stephenson is a lone tester. This is her story.
The challenges facing testers, test managers, test teams is vast, wide, and deep.... it always has been. Recently though something feels different. With all the tools available to a development team, all the 'best practices', the pennies dropping about quality being built into a coder's work from the offset, the shooting fish in a barrel days are long gone and have been for some time.
This is just one of the talks that will be given at TestBash San Francisco in November. We still have Super Early Bird tickets available, although our TestBash tickets are going quick - Super Early Bird for Manchester has already sold out. Check out the line up for this two-day conference and get your training request in at work!
MoT MeetupsEach week we will feature one of our upcoming MoT community Meetups. Find or start a MoT meetup
In this month's meet up, Amir Rustamzadeh from Cypress will be joining us to demonstrate how they're working to bring testing tools up to speed for today's modern web!
The ClubWe've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with?
I know that automating UI tests is not recommended. My question is: is there a better way for the ‘happy path’ regression tests to be automated?
Looking for some inspiration here. What are the best group exercises you have taken part in based around testing skills?
Community PostsHighlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
A heuristic is a shortcut or go-to models that allow people to solve problems and make decisions more effectively. These strategies shorten the time to make decisions and allow people to function without stopping to think about their next course of action. Doesn’t it sound good?
Let's put it on the table, traditional software testers must step up if they want to remain relevant as testers in agile teams. You cannot run from it, agile is here and most probably will continue to be the leading SDLC methodology that will lead the industry in the upcoming years.
- Dynamically unset Postman Environment Variables - Danny Dainton
- Q&A with Neil Studd - richrtesting
- Learning success from the Beatles - Quality is King by Peter Gould
- Real Life TDD With Spring – The Road to the First Test III - Everyday Unit Testing
- Reframe Non-Functional as Human Qualities - Stories from a Software Tester
- The Computer says “You’re fired” - Probe probare – to properly test
- 3 ways to define your role without a RACI matrix - Katrina the Tester
- Unit tests versus the unit tested – Gregory Testing
- The Automation Box – Inside, Outside, Upside Down - Responsible Automation
- Hindsight lessons about automation: The triple A principle - Mr.Slavchev
- Replacing QA Column in the Work Board – Let Me Try Software Testing!
- Keeping your automation tests clean – Darjan Dzamto
- Introduction to SQL Injection - Think Like a Tester
- How to Develop a Growth Mindset in Tech - rafazzevedo
- Good and Bad UI Test Automation explained – Inspired by Richard Bradshaw’s Tweets – Chris Kenst
- Deploying a Selenium grid on Docker Swarm - Scrolltest
- Getting Started in Automation – Reading from Excel - The Rambling Tester
Testing PodcastsMoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- The Guilty Tester Episode 2 - Neil Studd - Bugs - The Guilty Tester
- 42: Using Automated Tests to Help Teach Python - Trey Hunner - Test and Code
- Episode 49 - Leadership vs Management - Testing In The Pub
- AB Testing – Episode 84: Stories about Changes and Nets– AB Testing
- 208: Dynamic Selenium Grid using Zalenium with Diego Molina - Test Talks
- Prioritizing the Long-Tail of Performance
- I discovered a browser bug
- HMRC collected voiceprints of 5.1 million UK taxpayers - Help Net Security
- About a non-technical skill that every tester should have
- Roku TV, Sonos Speaker Devices Open to Takeover - Threatpost
- Sneaky Web Tracking Technique Under Heavy Scrutiny by GDPR - Threatpost
- Designing for accessibility is not that hard – UX Collective
- Google researchers created an amazing scene-rendering AI - Ars Technica