This newsletter is kindly supported by Sauce Labs!
Are you going to SauceCon 2020? We’ll be there! SauceCon brings together the global community of Sauce Labs users and testing experts. Join us in Austin April 27-29, where testers worldwide will come together to learn from each other and level up their automated testing and continuous delivery skills. Register today.
Testing and the Community
- Revolutionary Software Testing Training for Beginners - After much time spent creating and planning a new software testing training solution, we’re so unbelievably excited to announce the Ministry of Testing Essentials!
- Attending TestBash New Zealand: A Lucky Break - Dan's surprise trip to TestBash New Zealand!
- MoT Podcast: Carlos Meets Ashley Hunsberger, Janet Gregory & Lisa Crispin - They discuss agile testing, as well as, each of their upcoming workshop, course and talk from TestBash software testing conference.
- Win A Ticket to TestBash Brighton Courtesy of nineDots - Win 2 night accommodation and a ticket to attend the conference day!
- Win a Ticket to TestBash Brighton Due to the Generosity of BrowserStack - Another great competition to win 2 nights accommodation and a ticket to TestBash!
- Is TDD old news? Why or why not? - What do you think?
- TestBash Brighton 2020 Meetups & Activities - Find out what's happening at that week!
- The beginning of discovery - Interesting read about test design and the use of part knowledge to generate your tests.
- Goodbye Testing Columns, Part 3: Return of the… - Bruce's continued experience of removing the testing columns.
- Exploratory Testing Is Not Just ‘Clicking Around’ - Bit of a deep dive into exploratory testing.
Upcoming MoT Events
- Testing Ask Me Anything - DevOps - 1 hour - 8pm UK Time - 11th February 2020
- Power Hour - Should We Just… Delete It? - 1 hour - 7pm UK Time - 12th February 2020
- Masterclass: Rewrite Vs Refactor - 1 hour - 8pm UK Time - 10th March 2020
- TestBash Brighton - 26th - 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit - 23rd - 24th April 2020
- TestBash Netherlands - 28th - 29th May 2020
- TestBash Manchester - 30th September - 1st October 2020
- Test.bash(); Manchester - 2nd October 2020
- 5 tips for making your app accessible - Accessible product development is the responsibility of all designers and developers.
- PowerPoint Accessibility Checklist - How to Create Accessible PowerPoint presentations.
- Could browsers fix more accessibility problems automatically? - Browsers could be more proactive in fixing accessibility issues for end users.
- Accessibility: why you should get on board - It is the right thing to do; that making things accessible for a particular group often helps improve the experience for everyone.
- "Less" is More, Part I: Serverless Architecture - Have you heard of serverless architecture and wondered what it could possibly be?
- Tips for Healthy Page Object Classes - Some very useful information.
- CssSelectors - Not only for styling - Do you use Selenium? Have you ever used these as locators?
- Contract Testing with Pact.js + GraphQL - Contract test is part of an integration test stage where you don’t really need to hit the API, so it is faster and reliable, completely independent of your internet connection.
- Take control of your testing time - One of the biggest challenges, distractions.
- WonderSwitcher now available for Microsoft Edge - The WonderSwitcher browser extension is now available for the new Microsoft Edge.
- There’s No Escaping Test Maintenance - Maintaining test scripts is unavoidable if you want to develop a collection of reusable test scripts.
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts...
- Areti Panou - Quality Coach at SAP Episode 4 - Areti talks about working in a centralised quality coaching team that supports multiple Dev teams and more.
- Episode 673 - Google Open Sources Security Key Code - This move is to help improve the project and increase the adoption of authentication security.
- How your network could be hacked through a Philips Hue smart bulb - Security researchers at Check Point have published details of vulnerabilities they have found in Philips Hue smart bulbs that could be exploited by hackers to compromise networks remotely.
- Twitter Discovers Attackers Trying to Match Usernames and Phone Numbers - Do you check that this can't be matched.
- TeamViewer - TeamViewer stored user passwords encrypted with AES-128-CBC with they key. If the password is reused anywhere, privilege escalation is possible.
- Test Analyst (some automation testing experience) - East Kilbride, UK
- Test Engineer - Remote, Ireland
- Exploring Automation in Testing with Richard Bradshaw - Copenhagen
- Costquest of the Planet of the Bugs - Manchester
- Don't fear test automation! - Curitiba
- Brian Matheson, Intro to Kubernetes and Chaos Testing - Boston
- Embracing Change: From Tester to Quality Coach - Cork
- NodeJS and Testing & Community of Practice - Athens