Weekly Newsletter: How to Become a Software Tester Without A Computer Science Degree


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Survey: The State of Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

BDD is a development approach aiming to redefine team collaboration and whether you’ve adopted BDD or not, we want to hear from you! Everyone who takes the survey will get advanced access to the second annual State of BDD Report.

How to Become a Software Tester Without A Computer Science Degree

Instead of getting into computers and testing at an early age, my scenic route to testing started after university, with my first full-time job working for a bank.   I made a conscious decision to pursue a role directly related to technology.

TestBash Brighton 2019

TestBash Brighton, our biggest and much loved software testing conference, is coming back next year. As always we are evolving as we feel and see the community change.  You can now submit to talk or run a workshop and sign up to our launch list!

TestBash Essentials 2019

We have a new addition to TestBash Brighton, a one-day software testing conference focusing on teaching those that are newer to testing ideas all about testing in a really good way.  The ideas do not need to be new, they could be, however, it is more important that people who do not know a lot about testing should walk away feeling like they understand testing better.   Find out more and submit a talk!


99 Second Talk - Sunjeet Khokhar - Dealing with a Personal Attack at Work

A very personal 99-second talk about how Sunjeet calmly dealt with a personal attack at work, and how you could do the same.


Ask Me Anything - Ash Coleman - Diversity in Testing

Our recent Ask Me Anything is now available for you to watch.  There are so many different aspects of diversity and lots of great questions were asked on the night.  Ash left us with plenty to consider. 


MoT Meetups

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

MoT Dublin - Mobile App Testing - Start Of A Journey - 26th June 

This month we have a good friend of ours speaking, Michael Dixon.  Michael is going to talk through the experience he had from switching over from a web based to a more mobile world, some of basic things needed to be able to test on mobile.

The Club 

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


Violate Data Format Rules - Featured TestSphere Card

This is one of my favourite TestSphere anecdotes.  In the first print of TestSphere there was a bug. It took us months to figure it out.  Furthermore, the card that triggered the bug is actually the same concept that describes the type of bug.


Agile Release Trains

Who is working in an Agile environment where you’re using the Release Train method to deliver software incrementally and often?  If you’re using Release Trains, what challenges are you exeriencing from a testing angle (if any)?


Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

My Speaker Rider and Why It's Needed | Friendly Tester 

I was about to go to sleep when I decided to check Twitter, a habit I can’t seem to kick! I was expecting the norm, a few new notifications to check and to skim over the latest tweets. I got that, but I also had a DM from the awesome Julie Sharp directing me towards a tweet from Karolina Szczur, or @fox on Twitter. Julie had seen this tweet, checked the lineup and saw I was speaking there, I was one of those 87 men.


Chronicles Of Testing: Generating Test Ideas 

It is interesting to analyze what we subscribe to and are involuntarily subscribing to, especially when we are in the beacon-range with active signals.  With each and every idea generated while testing how greatly the quality of the product can be improved. The quest for test ideas is unending for anyone who is test-obsessed.


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.