Weekly Testing Newsletter: Worst testing advice you’ve ever heard?
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Testing and the Community
- MoT Podcast Challenge - Carlos Kidman meets Angela Riggs - They discuss test automation and the culture of quality.
- TestBash Playlists - Great First Time Speakers at TestBash - Here are 25 great TestBash talks given by first-time speakers.
- What’s the worst testing advice you’ve ever heard? - Lets put it out there…bad testing advice, I see it everywhere on the ‘internet’.
- How You Can Support Ministry of Testing? - We get asked this rather awesome question regularly, so we thought we'd put together all the answers.
- Successful integration of Exploratory Testing within Regression - Has anyone found a good way to accomplish this?
- Transitioning from a Non-IT Background to Software QA: A Learning Guide - Interesting read on transitioning into testing.
- Visualising Testable Architectures - Architecture is a key enabling constraint to testability.
- How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell - Joseph Tartaro never meant to cause this much trouble.
- I test in prod - Testing in production is a superpower.
Upcoming MoT Events
- Masterclass: Onboarding testers: Growing your new hire with AJ Larson - 10th September at 8pm UK Time
- TestBash Germany - 12th - 13th September 2019
- TestBash Manchester - 2nd - Thursday 3rd October 2019
- Test.bash(); - 4th October 2019
- TestBash Australia - 24th - 25th October 2019
- TestBash New Zealand - 29th October 2019
- TestBash San Francisco - 6th - 7th November 2019
- TestBash Brighton - 26th - 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit - 23rd - 24th April 2020
- UX accessibility for elderly — 12 principles - It's rather challenging to find guides on how to design for something, that even more of us will experience sooner or later — senility.
- What You Should Know About Audio Description - What is it, how does it work, and why is it important?
- Exploring prefers-reduced-motion - A whole lot of people are sensitive to motion, does your site cause motion sickness and dizziness?
- The truth about the ROI of Web Accessibility - Can you turn accessibility risk into accessibility ROI by being proactive about accessibility?
- Scenarios using custom DSLs - Discussing alternatives to Cucumber or JBehave.
- Waymo Open Dataset: Sharing our self-driving data for research - Data is a critical ingredient for machine learning.
- How & Why to Make Your Website Multilingual - Is it something you've considered?
- API Testing Mistake #3: Shielding QA Team From End Users - Robert Schneider - How often does your software QA team talk with your end users?
- Establishing a Performance Test Strategy for Microservice-oriented application - Creating an effective performance testing strategy is hard enough when an application is essentially monolithic.
- WonderProxy Switcher now supports browser location testing - Switcher is a browser extension that enables interactive localization testing.
- How often does your software QA team talk with your end users? - Elastic Stack is extremely powerful, and, even better, it’s open source.
- How Do I Validate Visually? - How does anyone maintain their functional test automation infrastructure without missing visual errors?
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts...
- Speed Up Test Suites - Niklas Meinzer - Sharing optimization techniques.
- Women Who Change Tech - Alison Wade and Jessie Shternshus chat with Portia Tung, a Woman Who uses the Power of Play.
- What an Anthropologist Brings to a Software Company - Hosts Fredric Paul and Tori Wieldt welcome Ali Colleen Neff, PhD, a trained anthropologist and user experience researcher on New Relic's product team.
- The Testing Show: Women In Tech - Elle Gee, Jessica Ingrassellino, Rachel Kibler, Claire Moss, and Lihi Segev share their own journies in the world of technology.
- Episode 567 - What Is Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Really - We hear the term PII quite a bit.
- 143: Hacking from outer space, Ukrainian cryptomining, and deepfaked Canadians - The title says it all really!
- A very deep dive into iOS Exploit chains found in the wild - Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) discovered a small collection of hacked websites.
- Phishing scammer gained access to information of 6,600 people through the Oregon court system’s email - Individuals whose data might have been compromised in the phishing scam will receive letters notifying.
- Ransomware Attack Hits 400 Dental Offices Across the US - The attack struck on Monday morning by targeting The Digital Dental Record.
- Google Will Now Pay Anyone Who Reports Apps Abusing Users' Data - In the wake of data abuse scandals and malware app being discovered on the Play Store, Google today expanded its bug bounty program.
- Facebook acknowledges flaw in Messenger Kids app - Facebook acknowledged a flaw weeks after two U.S. senators raised privacy concerns.
- Bulgaria's tax agency fined $3 million over data breach, will appeal - The tax agency is also considering legal action against the hackers who penetrated its systems in June
- Sweden bans facial recognition technology in schools - One of the country’s high-school students attempted to use the controversial software to keep track of attendance.
- Third-Wave Thinking - Fraser Crichton - Wellington
- MoTEC - Part 2 - Edinburgh
- WEBINAR: Puro JMeter, Pura Vida! Base de Datos y Webservices desde JMeter - Costa Rica
- #NottsTest - Lisa Crispin : Testing in DevOps - Nottingham
- A Whole Team Approach to Getting Traction with Test Automation with Lisa Crispin - Phoenix