TestBash Home is Happening and Brand New 30 Days!

Ministry of Testing Weekly Software Testing Newsletter: TestBash Home is Happening and Brand New 30 Days!


So last week I shared some wrong links and sadly Mailchimp had a meltdown and dropped a link.  It was definitely a proper "Monday".   So to make up for it, here is the podcast that actually went live last week: 

Adam talked to Eldar Kravetsky and Marat Strelets
They focused on digging into TestProject's capability for mobile automation and the AI functionality it offers.  It's an open-source tool, so definitely worth a listen. 

- Áine, MarketingBoss

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What's New With Ministry of Testing? 

We’ve very exciting events, a course is launching soon, a new podcast and plenty of content to get you thinking!

๐ŸŽ‰  OK, you've likely seen this, but just in case, TestBash Home is coming back! Yes, you read that right.  We are accepting talks now, so if you've an idea we all need to hear, get it submitted. 

We all related to bloated automation that is less that effective.  Aaron Flynn shares his experience of seriously trimming the automation to clean it up and make it useful in our latest article. ๐Ÿงผ

๐Ÿคฏ  30 Days of Testing like you've never seen before, we've been spending time revamping it and making it even more interactive and easier for you to take part!  It's going to start on the 15th March. 

This podcast is actually live this week (I promise) - Carlos talks with Isabel Evans about Critical and Lateral Thinking and how different types of thinking are crucial to our roles as testers. ๐ŸŽง

We have a new themed week coming too - Exploratory Testing themed week!  We're slotting in the speakers and the challenges are going to be announced very soon, find out what's coming. ๐Ÿ”Ž 

Maaike Brinkhoff's course is going live this week! Learn how to recognise cognitive biases, what they are and use them to your advantage in your testing. ๐Ÿ’ช
๐Ÿ‘ฅ  The conversations around Shifting Left or Right are always ongoing.  Our Bucks Meetup recently had a panel with Lisa Crispin, Russell Craxford and Parveen Khan answering questions and generating discussions on this topic.  You can watch the recording.

See our latest news and Dojo additions, catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks. 

This newsletter is also kindly supported by Wynter!

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We've picked out a few posts from our Clubblog and podcast feeds that we think would be useful to you. 

๐Ÿง   When it comes to interviewing new testers for your team, do you consider how accessible they are for neurodivergent people? From questions to first impressions, there's a lot to consider. This is a great write up from Simon. 

Learning never ends, it may seem daunting and exciting all at once. Bob shares their struggles with learning to code, it might inspire you to make a start. 

๐Ÿ‘‚ Rachel Kibler and Chris Kenst join Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen in this podcast to discuss where testing and quality interact and make a case as to which is more important and at which point in time.  

How are you challenging things? Have you got any resources or ideas to share for how people could challenge things for International Women's Day?

In a DevOps World, Who Owns E2E Testing? Some dev teams don’t have dedicated testers, the whole team tests. With such cross functional teams, who actually owns the testing?  ๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ

API testing - How to test timeouts and exceptions? Could you offer insights into how to simulate the conditions which would cause http 5xx to be returned for example?

๐Ÿค”  Have you ever wondered about the performance of different location strategies with Selenium WebDriver? Sergio has run some tests to compare performance.

Upcoming MoT Events

All of our upcoming events - including training, Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings and Panel Discussions. 

If you're interested in finding out about future meetups, whether online or in person, please check out the Club meetup section or keep an eye on the Slack Events channel. 


Posts selected from our business feed.  Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021 - they make sure we're able to bring you excellent events, articles and everything else we do! 
Are you familiar with how you can set up Cypress, Applitools and your Github actions?  Maybe there's room for improvement, this post could help improve your automation setup. 

This was an interesting read about the gamification of Continuous Testing in DevOps.  Could this approach help you?  

Do you want some guidance on automating your APIs?  This post could help you. 


99-Minute Workshops - March 2021

Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.  

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