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"I want to be more technical!", is something I’ve heard from a few testers, those I’ve spoken to at conferences, worked with, interviewed, and interacted with on Twitter. Many are concerned about not being technical enough, and that they can only be valuable and have career longevity if they are technical. What does this even mean though?
The talks from TestBash Netherlands are now available online! Our free video - Kill the Mutants is available for all to view. During this session, we explain which problems can occur if the engineers concentrate solely on achieving the agreed coverage rate. For example, a high degree of coverage is not a guarantee of a well-tested application.
We have a new Ask Me Anything live webinar on Tuesday 10th July at 8pm UK time. Some potential questions you can ask Alan once your registered: The Modern Testing Principles don't contain that much information about testing - why is that? Is there such a thing as a Modern Tester? If so, how does someone become a Modern Tester?
In amongst the discussions about getting out of your comfort zone and overcoming your inner fears, Claire shares the path that she has taken to become more comfortable, and earns brownie points for picking a song by one of Neil's all-time favourite bands.
The recording from the recent Masterclass is now available to all of our Pro members. Piotr shares the 15 causes of fragmentation in mobile devices world including Android OS update process, manufacturers user interfaces, custom ROMs, regional modifications, various modules, architecture, modifications driven by court orders and many more.
MoT MeetupsEach week we will feature one of our upcoming MoT community Meetups. Find or start a MoT meetup
The ClubWe've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with.
I have seen some very strict usage of traceability to the point that the amount of administration to use it does not seem beneficial. In my own practice, I’ve rarely or never used traceability. My question is what is the value and benefit of traceability in testing?
Between all the software testing Slack groups and other online communities, I’m a member of, not a day goes by that I don’t see some variation of:I need some help putting my CV together, can someone give me a sample CV or suggestions of what I should put on a CV?
Community PostsHighlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
- Integration of Protractor Beautiful Test Reports - Scrolltest
- The barriers to successful agile adoption by software Testers - Supreme Agile | David Tzemach's Blog
- Biases And Fallacies In Short - Testing Bits Blog
- Real Life TDD With Spring – The Road to the First Test II - Everyday Unit Testing
- Finding the Specialist Tester - Stories from a Software Tester
- Using async/await with WebDriverJs – WatirMelon
- thewaiter: wait for WebElement text. To equal, contain a String with variations - imALittleTester
- Intro to setting up a BDD framework with VS Code + Gauge + Ruby - Adventures in Automation
- Testing Tour Stop #13: Pair Penetration Testing with Peter - A Tester's Journey
- Using JMeter Properties from the Command Line - Amber Tests
- Learn by Failing Forwards? - Testhexen
- Mostly Harmless software testing problem - tentamen blog
- Automated Testing For XSS - Think Like a Tester
- Applying Tyranny of Structurelessness to Exploratory Testing - A Seasoned Tester's Crystal Ball
- Easy Mock Services with Atmo - TestO'Matic
- Opting out of A/B Tests while Running your Automated Tests - Chris Kenst
- Brain training for testers - Looking over the shoulders of giants
Testing PodcastsMoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- 3,000+ mobile apps leaking data from unsecured Firebase databases - Help Net Security
- What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You
- How science fiction is training us to ignore the real threats posed by AI - The Verge
- Article 13 and Article 11: EU's Terrible Copyright Bills Pass Vote
- AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses - MIT Technology Review
- Millions of Google, Roku, and Sonos Devices Are Vulnerable to a Web Attack - WIRED