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Shift Left: 5 Steps for Advancing Quality into The Dev Cycle

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.

TestBash San Francisco Super Early Bird Tickets On Sale

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! 

Testing Ask Me Anything: Diversity In Testing

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?  

Automated Exploratory Testing: Proven “How-to” Guide and Real-World Best Practices 

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. 

Testers' Island Discs Ep15 - Dan Billing

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.

TestBash In The Air

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!

MoT Meetups

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


Reflections On Testing Machine Learning systems - Gothenburg - 7th June

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. 


The Club 

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

How To Measure Defect Detection Efficiency/Rate? 

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?

Quality Principles?

Anyone ever come up with a set of quality principles with a team? Anyone know any activities to help provoke discussion around this area?

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

The Rabbit Poop Approach to Learning - Cassandra HL  

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.  

Women in Technology - Raising Female Technology Leaders - Maverick Tester

It didn’t surprise me that women were leaving tech mid-career. Anecdotally, I hear it a lot. But there’s nothing like empirical evidence to bring the message home.  The number of women leaving tech mid-career is double that of men. What’s more, they’re not leaving to stay at home and mind the kiddies. The majority of women either leave to work outside of tech or go to start their own business.

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.