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SAP Test Automation: Key Considerations for Selecting an Automated Testing Tool

SAP test automation tools are critical for detecting and mitigating impacts to core end-to-end business transactions. How do you pick an SAP test automation tool that saves you effort, rather than causing more work? 

Experience Report: Introducing Change To An Organisation As A Test Consultant

Our story starts with a woman in search of answers. Answers that will help her succeed in the next phase of her professional career: Becoming a successful Test Consultant.  After having led a team of testers for several years she felt ready to meet other companies who could benefit from her expertise.

The Artful Tester - Trip To TestBash Brighton

If you were at TestBash Brighton in March, you may have noticed a blue-haired person lurking in corners and hunched over tables, scribbling in sketchbooks and staring more intently than necessary at the wonderful speakers.  The reason, of course, was that I was preparing for this comic!

Continuous Call For Papers — A Year On

In November 2016 we introduced our Continuous Call for Papers.  The idea came around after a realisation that we always seemed to have a Call for Papers (CFP) open for a particular TestBash due to the sheer number of them these days.  The question is though, has it helped anyone? The answer is yes, it really has. I’ve some data for you.

Advanced Session: Docker and Your Path to a Better Staging Environment‚Äč

Join Applitools on Thursday, June 14 @ 8 am PDT (11 am EDT / 4 pm BST), for an advanced session with Sr. Software Architect Gil Tayar, as he shows how to set up and maintain testing environments using Docker, Docker-Compose, and Kubernetes. 

Podcast: A Conference Conversation with Ashley Hunsberger and Marcus Merrell

The Super Testing Bros talk to Ashley Hunsberger and Marcus Merrell about the recent changes they’ve made to the SeleniumConf to be more diverse & inclusive, pay to speak, and other conference-related chatter.

Test.bash(); 2018

Are you interested in the more technical aspects of testing? Test.bash(); is our first targeted software testing conference focussing on technical testing and automation. It will take on the same format as TestBash; a single-track conference consisting of 9 talks.  Our Super Early Bird tickets are still available, so you can start making plans to join us in September!

MoT Meetups

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

MoT Pheonix: Continuous Testing with Emulators, Simulators and Real Devices - 14th June

Although mobile testing may seem complex, it can easily be done with a comprehensive strategy that includes real devices, emulators, simulators and the right testing framework.


The Club 

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

What software testing models do you refer use to help with your testing? 

It would be amazing to know or see what models you use to help with your testing work. Any particular ones you have found useful to shape your work or ideas?

30 Days of E-commerce Testing Bonus Day: Skills Gaps 

Research job specs for e-commerce testers, identify 3 skills gaps from the criteria that you’d like to develop and create yourself some learning goals to achieve them.  What learning goals do you have from this challenge?

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Testing AI … Before Testing With AI » Stories from a Software Tester

A lot of testers are talking about how to use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) to be the next biggest thing in the test tooling industry. Many are in what seem to be a lemming-like hurry to abdicate their responsibilities to algorithms that will do their thinking for them. Those same testers, however, often have absolutely no idea how to actually test such systems in the first place.

Hindsight lessons about automation: Models of automation - Mr.Slavchev 

When we speak about automation modelling we will mean – representation of the structure of automated checks that we perform and their distribution across different layers. And yes, we will talk about the pyramid.

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.