October RoundUp of All Things MoT
Here is your monthly dose of new software testing content to lift your spirits. We have new videos courses, articles and podcasts for you to get stuck into, bone appetite!
A few selected discussions from The Club that we thought you might find interesting.
- When do you know testing is completed or done for a feature or release or a project? posted by testerawesome. The definition of done comes up often, what's your definition of done for testing?
- Blog posts related to TestBash Manchester 2019 posted by wildtests. A great collection of sketchnotes, blog posts and experiences from TestBash Manchester.
- How to decide what tests should be done across multiple browsers? posted by pwong. Do you have a general rule of thumb for things that do (or do not) need to be tested across different browsers?
- Testing Challenge posted by froberts. Bit of a fun one, have you found all 18 bugs?
- How to decrease the regression testing time? posted by subbu. Doing manual regression testing can be tricky, how do you prioritise what you do to get answers quicker?
The Club Ninja
Each month we select one of our Club users to be our Ninja of the Month. Our Club Ninja this month is Stu Johnson.
TestBash Brighton 2020: Our Biggest TestBash Yet!
TestBash Brighton is back, bigger than ever and crammed full of learning opportunities for testers at every level. From Monday 23rd to Friday 27th March 2020, it’s going to be a bonanza week. You’ll need to move quickly because the tickets are going to fly out!
A spine-tinglingly awesome course from Alan Page; “Introduction to Modern Testing”.
In this course, you’ll learn why we saw a need for Modern Testing (and why we called it Modern Testing), and why we think it’s important. Then, we’ll dive into each principle, and share the thoughts and foundation behind the principle; share examples of the principle in action, and guidance on how to apply each principle in your team or organization.
A fa-boo-lous course from Lim Sim; “Introduction to Linux Commands for Beginners”. This 11-part course will take you through how to access the Linux command line all the way to logging onto a server and running some useful commands a tester may use on a daily basis.
A bewitching scholarship story by Javier Zavaleta; A Developer's Story From TestBash. My name is Javier. I'm not a tester, I’m a developer with a wide variety of projects over the years, all at the same company. After my MoT experience, I went back to my job full of ideas to implement in our processes.
A very humerus Testers’ Island Discs podcast with Jenna Charlton that’ll make you laugh until you’re coffin. Mark and Jenna discuss culture, team dynamics and collaboration.
A spooktacular Testing Ask Me Anything webinar on Mobile Testing with Daniel Knott. Mobile testing can be different and more challenging compared to non-mobile testing. Daniel answered a massive range of questions from tools to techniques.
A few fang-tastic articles in The Testing Planet 2019
From Strategy To Execution In A Lean And Effective Way by Doron Bar. Working in agile mode is not working fast, it is working smart and efficiently. It means using the minimum needed planning, documents, and tools. Sometimes “Agile” is used as an excuse for chaos, which is not the intent.
Software Testing Heuristics: Mind The Gap! By Richard Bradshaw and Sarah Deery. As with all testing methods and techniques, a deep understanding of what they are, when to apply them, and of their strengths and weaknesses, are essential to be able to use them effectively. Heuristics are no different.
November Online Events
Masterclass: [E] Building a World Class QA team with Chris Thacker
Chris’s team is on a journey to build a world-class product engineering hub at a major e-commerce site, as part of that they are building a world-class QA Team. That’s hard enough without being spread over 3 sites and the need to recruit, retain and grow QA’s. All whilst developing processes and investigating tools to allow them to do their jobs effectively, meaning they help the business deliver on its strategy. As part of this Masterclass, on the 12th November at 8pm UK time, you will follow the journey Chris and his team have taken over the last 2 years.
Just a quick sneak peek at what events are coming up in the next few months
- TestBash San Francisco - 2 days - Wednesday 6th - Thursday 7th November 2019
- Masterclass: [E] Building a World Class QA team with Chris Thacker - 1 hour - 8pm UK Time - Tuesday 12th November 2019
- TestBash Brighton - 2 days - Thursday 26th - Friday 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit 2020 - 2 days - Thursday 23rd - Friday 24th April 2020
- TestBash Netherlands 2020 - 2 days - Thursday 28th - Friday 29th May 2020