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Want shorter, higher quality releases? “Shift left” and introduce automated QA cycles into the SDLC. Download this eBook to learn which tests to automate and how to get started, how to build trust with developers, what to do when a test fails and more.
The US edition of our software testing conference TestBash is heading to the home of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. It's a two-day event in our single track format consisting of 17 talks, a few surprises and, of course, our famously fun 99-second talks. The event is taking place on the 8-9 November 2018. Get your Super Early Bird Ticket!
We have an Ask Me Anything on Tuesday 12th June at 8pm UK time. This time we're talking about Diversity in Testing. Simon Tomes will be joined by Ash Coleman to answer all your questions, for example: When software interacts with people what do we consider edge cases in test? What impact can we anticipate when we lack diversity on our teams? Considering we all have biases, how do we plan for success despite our shortcomings?
Join us on Wednesday, May 30 6 pm BST, for an advanced session with Sr. Software Engineer Justin Ison, as he presents the crucial information automated exploratory tests give us on our mobile app, and walks us through his proven step-by-step “How-to and Best Practices” Guide.
In a predictably madcap episode, we throw away most of the questions and get into discussing the deep role that music (and movies) play within Dan's personal and testing lives. There's also some serious discussion about Dan's professional influences, mentors, and coping with anxiety, illness and loss.
On the 12th May 2018, six testers found themselves on the same flight back and TestBash in the Air was born. Five of the testers recorded a talk, covering Sharing, Baking Quality In, Testers and Children, Testers Exchange Programme and Test Strategy. We hope you enjoy them!
It is the times when ML is becoming omnipresent in numerous technologies surrounding us, AI is a buzzword for such systems which take crucial decisions on which human lives depend. This meetup will have discussions on AI and how dynamic testing needs to become.
We've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with.
I’ve been working on some quality metrics and was advised to focus on defect containment numbers. One recommendation was to provide a formula for “Defect Detection Efficiency” and “Defect Detection Rate” metrics. Can you shed some light if I am on the correct path or have some better formula to use?
Anyone ever come up with a set of quality principles with a team? Anyone know any activities to help provoke discussion around this area?
Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
I’ve been thinking a lot about learning, and have been trying to examine and understand more about the way that I learn. For me, there are three levels or stages of learning: Absorb, Experience and Teach. However, it isn’t always as simple or straightforward as going from step one, to two, to three.
- Sticking Your Nose Where It Does Not Belong - A Seasoned Tester's Crystal Ball
- Discussing Tester's Value, Beyond the Echo Chamber - ITestStuff.ca
- Most Common Mistakes During the Transition to Agile (Part 2) | Supreme Agile - David Tzemach's Blog
- Going beyond "how are we going to test this?" - Testing Is Believing
- Proxying UI Automation to OWASP ZAP - Automated Tester
- Test Automation - What now? - The Life Of One Man
- Cambridge Lean Coffee - Hiccupps
- Real Life TDD With Spring – The Road to the First Test I - Everyday Unit Testing
- Using Kanban in the Scrum Team - Edinburgh Tester
- thewaiter: clicking on an element by using waits with Selenium - imALittleTester
- How to improve test automation effectiveness with functional UI unit test
- Hold on, wait a moment… – Danny Dainton
- How fasting helped shape my testing career - All things testing
- Mob Testing A Mobile App
Testing PodcastsMoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- Cafe 049: ChatOps! - What's, How's & Possibilities... with Arnab Sinha - PurePerformance Cafe
- Cafe 048: No Nouns! Or! To Microservice or Not with Jan de Vries - PurePerformance Cafe
- Episode 82: Brent Talks to Alan About Data - AB Testing
- Is it a False Negative or a False Positive? - Ask PerfBytes
- Cafe 047: Don't panic! How to launch large-scale sites with calm and confidence with Ryan Townsend - PurePerformance Cafe
- 062 How Microsoft became a cool company again – a DevOps Transformation Story with Donovan Brown - PurePerformance
Testing ChatterWe keep a close eye on our two slack groups - testers.chat and our MoT Slack. This is what they've been sharing.
- Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact - The Guardian
- 'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!' - The Register
- Gone in 1100 seconds — The weirdest bug I have ever met
- GDPR: US news sites blocked to EU users over data protection rules - BBC News
- It takes work to keep your data private online. These apps can help - CNET