Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 425

Where are the AI testers? Plus questions from the testing community, helpful business posts and lots of testing events. Read it all in this week's newsletter.

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Last week during This Week in Testing we had another discussion about AI. It continues to be a hot topic and we were curious to find more people who test dedicated AI applications and applications that use Large Language Models. Perhaps we need to find folks beyond the testing community to help us learn more. 🤔 Say hi or add to this thread if you're one of those people or can recommend someone.

🏆 Let's continue to celebrate members of the testing community. One way is via the new Contribution Leaderboard. A fun and lighthearted contribution tracker on The Club (MoT's forum and chat space). Also, have a look at or listen to all the activities on the MoT homepage to connect and encourage each other. You might've already spotted that the homepage has a new look. 🆕 These recent updates position Ministry of Testing dot com ever closer to becoming the home of testing. Check it out and let us know what you think.


🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Join the conversation

  1. Mark would like to know, what misconceptions are junior testers taught early on around testing and quality.
  2. Add to the new Test Management & Leadership Wiki
  3. If you were working on a project with multiple stakeholders, how would you create a testing strategy that meets everyone’s needs?
  4. Jesper is keen to know what your feelings are about a root cause analysis field on your bugs reports 
  5. What top tip would you give yourself if you started in Testing today? asks Ben
  6. Can you help Shawn get started with API testing?
  7. What do you know about the use of oracles in fields outside of testing? asks Nilanjan
  8. What can you do to support your mental wellbeing? 

Have a good week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss

P.S. What can pineapple on a pizza tell you about oracles and heuristics? 🍕


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Simon is a CommunityBoss at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.

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