Weekly Newsletter: The Area Of Effect For Mobile Accessibility


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Is Excel holding back your Testing Efforts?

As teams grow, sharing information using excel sheets becomes problematic. What once was easy and intuitive, becomes challenging or logistically impossible to manage. Find out if it’s time to invest in a test management tool and start providing real QA coverage. 

WCAG 2.1: The Area Of Effect For Mobile Accessibility

Accessibility guidelines are not a recent trend, but with events in the Digital World, they are taking more prominent roles within companies.   The main users to benefit from the adoption of WCAG 2.1 guidelines are those relying on assistive technology with a mobile device, users with limited vision, and users with cognitive issues.

Scholarship Story: The Story Of My TestBash Adventure

Marta Woźniak-Semeniuk has shared her scholarship story.  Not so long ago (February 2018) and not so far away (Wrocław, Poland), there was a junior tester who really wanted to attend TestBash Netherlands.


Podcast: Testers' Island Discs Ep16 - Danny Dainton

We get deep into a technical discussion about how to use the API development/testing tool Postman, and talk more broadly about discovery, applied learning, writing and helping others, including Danny's accolades on Stack Overflow - with some seriously varied songs along the way.

Masterclass: Understanding Mobile Device Fragmentation - Piotr Wicherski

10 years into the Android and iOS fight over the smartphone world and fragmentation of the platform and devices is still one of the many challenges for mobile dev teams.   In this Masterclass on 19th June 8pm UK Time, Piotr will share the 15 causes of fragmentation, how to analyze the market and choose right devices to test on.  

MoT Meetups

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

MoT Cambridge: Gem Hill: Mental Health: 19th June

We are delighted to welcome Gem Hill to the Ministry of Testing Cambridge Meetup in June. Gem has kindly offered to lead us through the evening, first with a talk on Anxiety, and with a Mental Health workshop in the second part.

The Club 

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

ApiAutomation: What's the Right Approach With a Lot of Depending Endpoints? 

I automate a RESTApi with Postman/Newman, and that was a lot of fun for the last months. But I come close to the point where I have to overthink my strategy.

Using Defects to Define Requirements

I recently reviewed a new defect that described the current behavior of a product. It continues with a description of desired behavior based on learning about the current behavior. It seemed to suggest that since the desired behavior does not occur, there is a defect.  What are your thoughts on using defect to define requirements?

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Asking Neil Postman’s 6 questions to AI testing - Satyajit Malugu

Artificial intelligence is all the latest rage now and folks have been calling it the 4th wave of industrial revolution. I am doing reading on both sides of the spectrum on the technical side: learning about AI, its application to testing.

The Wave of Risk Perception - Creating Software - A Sisyphean Task?

I had an interesting chat with a former member of my team recently. We were in the pub and she was sharing with me her woes in a new role. The problem, as she explained it, was that the members of the leadership team in her company were pushing back against her efforts to devote development time to improving existing features, robustness and stability of the product.

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.