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30 Days of Automation in Testing

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!


Community Stories: The Upbeat Lone Tester

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.


Watch Now: Take The Blue Pill Or The Red Pill, You Decide If You Want To Change - Leigh Rathbone

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.


Why Companies of Tomorrow Need QA Superstars, and How to Become One

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 Meetups

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

Ministry of Testing Phoenix: Evolving Front End Testing With Cypress.io - 12th July

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 Club 

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

How to best automate regression tests?

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?


Small Group Games to Learn or Improve Testing Skills

Looking for some inspiration here.  What are the best group exercises you have taken part in based around testing skills?


Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

The Main Test Heuristics to Consider - The Life Of One Man

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?


What Testers Should Perform to Stay Relevant in Agile Teams | Supreme Agile | David Tzemach's Blog

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.


Testing Blogs

Want to get featured here? Submit your blog to our Testing Feeds

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.