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Welcome to the software testing newsletter! In this newsletter, we will provide updates on the latest developments and best practices in the field of software testing. Our goal is to keep you informed and help you stay on top of this rapidly evolving industry. We will cover a range of topics, including new testing tools and techniques, industry trends, and expert insights from leading professionals in the field. Whether you are a seasoned testing veteran or a newcomer to the field, we hope this newsletter will provide valuable information and help you continue to improve your testing skills. Thanks for joining us, and let's dive into the world of software testing!
The above paragraph was written by ChatGPT. I asked it to "Write an introduction to a software testing newsletter" and that was the first reply. Impressive and also kinda scary! As this type of technology becomes ubiquitous and perhaps pervasive, how might technology like this impact your testing efforts, test data creation, test reporting and more? 🤔
Last week some of us partied at HolidayBash. A fun time was had by all as we gathered in a virtual snowy space for a quiz, games and Testmaster. It was lovely to see folks embrace the environment and spark up chats. It was another reminder of how excellent this testing community is. 😃
🎧 There are a couple of new podcasts worth checking out. Kristof speaks to Cristiano about adding performance tests to your process. Plus Kristof also had a chat with Darrel on how to elevate the role of quality to create better user experiences.
Here's one from the recent archive. What happened in the video booth? I like to come back to these short 99-second talks as they're super intimate and insightful. Taken from the video booth at TestBash UK 2022.
I’m always curious to hear what folks have used to demonstrate test progress. I always struggled to find the right balance to satisfy the needs of different stakeholders. Who are you trying to motivate? What conversations do you want to spark? What sort of data do you like to see on a dashboard? And Raghu recently asked if it's okay to test another team's code. What do you think? Share your thoughts.
Also at Team MoT HQ: We've had honest chats about the products we offer. Lots to evolve and some to sunset. We're a small team supported by an incredible community and a wonderful group of customers. 2023 is shaping up to be a successful year for MoT the business, our customers and the testing community.
Have a good week!
— Simon, CommunityBoss
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Useful business posts
- How to Inspect Element on iPhone — Sauce Labs
- Exploratory Testing in Agile — Sérgio Freire
- How to Resolve Mobile App Test Failures and Errors Faster — Kristian DeVito
- How Teams Are Becoming Agile With Automation — Bridget Hughes
- Mobile App Development Trends to Look For in 2023 — Ashwini Sathe, Marcus Merrell
- Everything You Should Know About Automation Intelligence — Ranorex
- Wed 18 Jan The Hidden Logic of Thinking for Testers
- Wed 01 Feb Recognising and Eliminating Code Smells 101
- Wed 08 Feb Let's Go Threat Modelling
- Wed 15 Feb - Fri 17 Feb Automation in Testing - Durham, NC
- Wed 22 Feb - Fri 24 Feb Automation in Testing - Chicago
Calls for Contributions
- Call for Contribution – Share your interest to run a Community Micro-Event
- Call to Speak @ TestBash Spring 2023: Closes on the 8th of January 2023
- Call To Speak - TestBash UK 2023 in Liverpool, UK
- Call for Content - Write for us
- Have You Contributed to the Community?
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