Weekly Newsletter: What Does It Mean To Be A Technical Tester?


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5 Ways to Time Travel Test [Whitepaper]

Temporal testing is critical for date sensitive business rules such as insurance rates, billing, and enrollment. Efficient time travel testing can increase your test coverage, accelerate development, and improve software quality. Read our whitepaper to learn the 5 ways to time travel software!

What Does It Mean To Be A Technical Tester?

"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?


TestBash Netherlands: Kill the Mutants! - Nico Jansen & Simon de Lang

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. 


Podcast: Exploring Modern Testing with Paul Maxwell-Walters and Victoria Lea

The Super Testing Bros talk to Paul and Toria about Alan Page and Brent Jensen’s Modern Testing Principles in the June edition of our monthly MoT podcast 2018.


Testing Ask Me Anything - Modern Testing - Alan Page

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?


Testers' Island Discs Ep17 - Claire Reckless

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.


TestBash Manchester & Test.Bash(); Super Early Bird Tickets

You've only a few days to save money on your tickets, our Super Early Bird ends on the 30th June!  This year's TestBash Manchester is bigger than ever with a diverse range of topics.  Test.Bash(); will cover technical aspects of testing if you're interested in increasing your technical knowledge. 


Masterclass: Understanding Mobile Device Fragmentation

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 Meetups

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

Ministry of Testing - Utrecht - The Basic Pathologies of Simple Systems 

Please join us in Rotterdam for a meetup with special guest James Lyndsay. He will be facilitating an interactive session about the basic pathologies of simple systems: in this hands-on track, you’ll explore very simple systems to discover surprising emergent behaviours.

The Club 

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

The Value of Traceability 

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?

CV’s: How Do You Write Yours?

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 Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Creating Software - A Sisyphean Task?: How Not To Get Into Test Automation 

I’m hoping that sharing my thoughts will hopefully both get them off my chest, whilst at the same time providing some useful career advice for budding testers.

Hindsight lessons about automation: Interfaces - Mr.Slavchev

In this part of “Hindsight lessons of automation” I will try to focus on another key question that is crucial for automation and it is – what’s worth automating? 


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.