Weekly Newsletter: Should We Just… Delete It?
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Testing and the Community
- TestBash Netherlands Super Early Bird Tickets Deadline - The deadline is the 7th February, you could save up to €500 on your training and €150 on your TestBash ticket!
- Testers' Island Discs Ep31 - João Proença - João and Mark discuss a wide range of topics such as risk, quality, modern testing and automation.
- Personal Highlights From TestBash New Zealand - Katya Shevel shares her experience at TestBash New Zealand after winning a scholarship ticket to attend!
- Power Hour - Should We Just… Delete It? - Ask João any question you might have on why people are resistant to deleting failing tests, the perils of not deleting them and how you can boost confidence in selecting the right tests to delete! Get your questions in by 12th February at 7pm UK time.
- TestBash Detroit MC Scholarship - Jenna is offering two scholarship tickets to attend TestBash Detroit!
- TestBash Brighton 2020: Conference Schedule - Things are getting exciting for Brighton!
- TestBash Brighton 2020: Workshops Schedule - Are you ready? Go check out our schedules.
- You Should Always Break What Isn’t Broken - Good reminder that following the well-trodden testing path can expose us to more risk.
- Would Heu-Risk It? Part 11: The Shallows - Another card from this great card game to help you test better.
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
- TestBash Brighton - 26th - 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit - 23rd - 24th April 2020
- TestBash Netherlands - 28th -29th May 2020
- Training people to do accessibility reviews - Have you used the Goose Sighting tool? Learn about how it can help with your accessibility testing.
- Record a goose sighting - This is a fictional service focusing on 20 accessibility issues built, to help you record any sightings of geese.
- Don't Listen to the Customers - What people want vs what people need from their design.
- 9 Top Automation Testing Trends for 2020 - Always worth a read, you may have guessed them, but there might be one or two that you didn't.
- 10 useful Git commands for beginners - With explanations for each of the commands.
- An introduction to REST API testing in Go with Resty - Great introductory post from Bas.
- How Distributed Tracing Helps QA Teams - Typically used to pinpoint failures, distributed tracing can also be used to track performance and gather statistics to optimize your application over time.
- Why everyone should participate in the State of Testing™ survey - PractiTest are interested in knowing where the testing community is heading, and the best way to know that is by trying to map out where we’ve been and where we are today.
- How Many Mobile Device and OS Combinations Should You Test? - Is there a standard?
- Writing Xamarin.UITest Tests with Base Classes and ScreenObject - Looking at some advanced approaches to writing more scalable and maintainable Xamarin.UITest tests.
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts...
- Episode 36 Chris Kubecka: No Ataris Allowed - From pawning the Department of Justice at the age of ten to protecting Saudi Aramco in the wake of cyberattacks, Chris Kubecka leads an inimitable life.
- ABT 343 – Conor Fitzgerald: The Sequel - Conor is back for more questions on Modern Testing.
- Episode 664 - Microsoft Exposes 250 Million Records Of Logs - Microsoft recently had misconfigured databases that exposed 250 million records going back 14 years.
- 162: Robocalls, health hacks, and facial recognition fears - A hospital gets hacked because of an ex-employee's grudge, robocalls are on the rise, and they share a scary story about the future of facial recognition.
- Hackers target unpatched Citrix servers to deploy ransomware - REvil ransomware gang has been spotted abusing Citrix bug to infect victims.
- Police are about to deploy 'privacy destroying' facial recognition cameras across London - Police say the technology will help fight crime.
- Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably unsophisticated malware - For malware so trite and crude, Shlayer is surprisingly prolific.
- Double feature - Talk + Workshop - Brisbane
- Why everyone needs a bit of their own Dutch Courage - With Peet Michielsen - Edinburgh
- Become A Mentor - Essentials Meetup Manchester
- A tale of testing security (as a non specialist) & There's no U in coach - London
- #20 - Open Space - Berlin
- Workshop: Getting Started in Test Automation - Atlanta
- Testers of Cincinnati - come meet testers (like you) - Cincinnati
- Meetup and "The Poorly Titled TestOps Talk" - Portland