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Testing and the Community
- Roll Up! Roll Up! TestBash and Test.bash(); Manchester are back in town! - We now have Blind Bird tickets on sale and we're accepting your talk and workshop ideas! Get submitting.
- Stop Tuning Out and Start Tuning In - Digging into the things that everyone else is ignoring, not only makes the job interesting but shows your value as the tester.
- Masterclass: Rewrite Vs Refactor - Join Anand on the 10th March at 8pm to learn the difference between refactoring and rewriting your code, regardless of the code you're working.
- The "Do Nots" of Testing - Melissa explores five traditional QA approaches, in particular, how to develop them to add more value to support modern development approaches.
- MoT Podcast Challenge - Adam Leon Smith meets Trish Khoo - They're discussing integration tests and test scope.
- MoT Podcast Challenge - David Williams meets Karen Greaves - They caught up at TestBash New Zealand and chatted about agile and becoming a more mindful and deliberate tester.
- How would you test a smart watch? - Get your brain firing.
- Inclusion matters: [Part 3] How to increase inclusion? - Finding the right balance can be hard.
- Five Ways To Motivate Your Testing Team - If you're in a position to help your team, do.
- Why We Need To Get Rid Of Thought Leaders - He has a point.
- A (former) Tester Interview - Beren Van Daele - An unusual tale of a move from software testing to product owning and beyond.
- Rapid Testing: Dev/Test handovers reinvented - Interesting to read how Neil address the gap between developers and testers.
Upcoming MoT Events
- Testing Ask Me Anything - DevOps - 1 hour - 8pm UK Time - 11th February 2020
- Power Hour - Should We Just… Delete It? - 1 hour - 7pm UK Time - 12th February 2020
- Masterclass: Rewrite Vs Refactor - 1 hour - 8pm UK Time - 10th March 2020
- TestBash Brighton - 26th - 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit - 23rd - 24th April 2020
- TestBash Netherlands - 28th -29th May 2020
- TestBash Manchester - 30th September - 1st October 2020
- Test.bash(); Manchester - 2nd October 2020
- Building an inclusive experience: Why accessibility matters - Your customer wants to know what each element on your screen represents and wants to interact with it via any input device they require.
- Documentation and Accessibility - What format needs to be accessible? PDF, HTML, or both??
- Standards for Writing Accessibly - Writing to meet WCAG2 standards can be a challenge, but it’s worthwhile.
- Testing Apache Beam Pipelines with Confidence - Testing pipelines allows you to gain confidence in your pipeline code before deploying.
- Webdrivers with culture - Testing internationalisation - When handling multiple languages, it is important to be able to verify that your site is responding as specified for different languages.
- What are Tuples? – C# and Python - Filling a knowledge gap.
- Using Git for branching and merging - Great information to help you get your head around Git.
- 3 Must-Have Tools to Simplify Manual QA Testing - Let's take a look at three tools that can help improve the manual QA process by increasing efficiency and reducing the time it takes to accomplish.
- What’s the deal with regression testing and why are we still spending so much time on it? - So is regression testing still needed?
- Open Source Spotlight: Hint.css & Web Maker - Hint.css is a tooltip library that lets users create tooltips in CSS easily. Web Maker is an offline browser-based web playground that teaches programming in areas of low network connectivity.
- Top 5 Software Testing Trends of 2020 - Some existing trends look like they'll continue to get stronger.
- SauceCon Speaker Profile: Hilary Weaver-Robb - Hilary Weaver-Robb, wants you to know how important it is to test APIs.
- 7 Simple User Feedback Questions to Help You Embrace the Voice of the Customers - Do you do any of these?
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts...
- The Testing Show: How to Identify Testing Talent - As it is a new year, we decided it would be interesting to discuss the hiring of testing talent as well as being the testing talent and looking to be hired.
- Episode 670 - IoT Strikes Again - The UK Takes The First Steps To Securing IoT - This episode talks about a positive twist that is starting to happen that I have been begging to happen for years.
- 163: Russian heists and Ring wrongs - Should possessing malware be illegal in itself? How did a Russian cryptocurrency exchange millionaire lose his fortune? And what on earth are Amazon Ring doorbell cams up to now?
- Software Maintenance and Chess - This episode explores a few of analogies between group chess and software development and maintenance of existing systems.
- Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data - An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy.
- Huawei set for limited role in UK 5G networks - The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, despite pressure from the US to block the firm.
- Citrix Accelerates Patch Rollout For Critical RCE Flaw - Citrix has issued the first of several updates fixing a critical vulnerability in various versions of its Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Citrix Gateway products.
- Cybercrime laws need urgent reform to protect UK, says report - Britain’s cyber-defences are being endangered by the outdated Computer Misuse Act.
- Microsoft Offers Rewards in New Xbox Bug Bounty Program - Microsoft is offering rewards of up to $20,000 for finding vulnerabilities.
- What is Testing? - Essentials Meetup Manchester
- WeCode - Edinburgh
- Presentation about security testing in Android - Gothenburg
- #NottsTest - BDD Workshop - Nottingham
- Lean Coffee - Banned Words Edition - Sheffield
- Shey Crompton and Open Mic Night - Cambridge
- Building a security testing robot army - Auckland
- What is testing? - Essentials Meetup London
- Profiling Test Data with Shawn McCarthy - Phoenix