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The Super Testing Bros talk to Paul Seaman and Lee Hawkins about Neurodiversity within testing.
As a software tester, I am always on the lookout for new ways to get teams talking and sharing knowledge and information. Though Agile ceremonies like retrospectives and standups are good for this, they often focus on the short term, immediate work, as opposed to long term goals for the team, such as understanding risks around developing and delivering a software product.
We're happy to announce our next meetup. This time we will have two interesting agenda points, one about automation and one about collaborative, exploratory testing.
We've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with?
Now that BDD is being fully embraced at the company where I work it’s flagged up a couple of question in my mind. We’re writing tests in a gherkin syntax in Visual Studio using Specflow, and writing the c# code to allow us to run these tests in automated fashion whenever we need to in the future.
A post today in the Introductions category reminded me of the wealth of posts we have here on the Club for getting started with various areas of Software Testing/Quality Assurance/QA. I’ve decided to collate the links to those here for all the new joiners looking for tips on how to get started in various areas of software testing.
Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
Starting an automation effort for a project that has no automation whatsoever is always a fun and challenging experience. But you need to clearly understand what the goal and specifics of your project are, to achieve success in the automation effort.
In this post I want to explore how a theory of constraints can be combined with cost of mistake curves to consider how testing operates, first and foremost, around the concept of design. Keeping design cheap at all times is a value of testing that I rarely see articulated. So here I’ll give that articulation a shot.
- Modern testing principles - Looking over the shoulders of giants
- The agile testing mind-set - SupremeAgile - David Tzemach's Blog
- Software Testers Cannot Catch Everything – Heather Reid
- Using a Combination of Scripted, Automated and Exploratory Testing for Optimum QA Coverage – testwithnishi
- Life after GDPR - A Seasoned Tester's Crystal Ball
- Do we find bugs with automation? – simonsaysnomore
- Beginning Sketchnoting - Hiccupps
- Mob Testing is Different to a Bug Bash - A Seasoned Tester's Crystal Ball
- Cross-Browser Testing - Think Like a Tester
- Testing Tour Stop #16: Pair Exploring an API with Thomas - A Tester's Journey
Testing PodcastsMoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- Cafe 056: Dynatrace Architecture Explained with Ernst Ambichl - PurePerformance Cafe
- Episode 015: Who doesn't "get" exploratory testing, and can you change that? - Continuous Testing Live
- Episode 86: Not the Customer’s Champion – AB Testing
- RBCS Software Testing Training & Consulting: Podcast
- Episode 50 - Hiring - Testing In The Pub
- 212: Value Stream Integration with Matt Angerer & Jeff Downs - Test Talks
- GDPR with Daniel Leigh - The Testing Show
- 44: Mentoring - Nina Zakharenko - Test and Code
Testing ChatterWe keep a close eye on our two slack groups - testers.chat and our MoT Slack. This is what they've been sharing.
- This visualization of Venmo's public data is terrifying
- Why Hackers Aren’t Afraid of Us – The New York Times
- Ethics for Design
- Simple, correct, fast: in that order - Drew DeVault’s Blog
- The Experience of Learning – UX Planet
- Hackers attack Utah’s online voter database more than a billion times a day
- Anatomy of a malicious script: how a website can take over your browser - CSS-Tricks
- Automate your Drupal accessibility testing with aXe and NightwatchJS - PreviousNext
- Of Note: Better Text Annotations for the Web - Viget
- Dark UX Patterns in Advertising
- I Used The Web For A Day With Just A Keyboard - Smashing Magazine
- UK researcher says one line of code caused Ticketmaster breach - iTWire
- 10 steps for a better queer user experience – UX Collective
- Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Don Norman
- How Netflix works: the (hugely simplified) complex stuff that happens every time you hit Play