Are Test Cases important?

Weekly Software Testing Newsletter: Are Test Cases important?


This week Mark, our DojoBoss, has an article to share. 

"Whenever I had to create a test plan, this was a go to article for me - The One Page Test Plan. I love how it promotes an alternative take on presenting your Test plan and makes an otherwise boring activity fun!"

- Mark DojoBoss

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What's New With Ministry of Testing? 

We've some new webinar recordings and a new podcast!

👥  Our first Panel Discussion is happening on the 9th February at 8pm UK Time focusing on Automating UIs.  Our host Vernon Richards will ask Angie Jones, Marie Drake and Julia Pottinger all of your questions.  So register and get those questions in. The panel is open to everyone to join, future panels will be Pro-only events, so take advantage and join us. 

💡 New podcast with Lena Wiberg creator of the testing card deck 'Would Heu-Risk It?'.  Find out where the idea for the cards came from, how the cards were created & how they could be used by teams to aid their testing and improve their quality.

The UI Automation week challenges are now live.  You can take on the challenges yourself or you can make up a team and tackle the challenges together. 

Conor Fitzgerald shared his personal experience on implementing Kanban in a recent online meetup.  He shared how his team went from the initial problems to some rather positive end results.  Conor took the time to answer lots of questions at the end of his talk as well. 

The recent Testing Ask Me Anything on Test Reporting with Elizabeth was educational, entertaining and very insightful!  You now have the opportunity to watch the recording and freshen up your ideas on how you report on your testing. 📺

📣 We have multiple Call for Contents at the minute, maybe you've an idea for an article or you could be a podcast guest on Exploratory Testing?  We're also on the lookout for more long form training, submit your ideas.  

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

This newsletter is kindly also supported by Testim

Scale Smarter: Test Automation Growth Strategies

Scaling your test automation suite is both art and science. Join Testim’s webinar tomorrow to learn how to architect tests to minimize maintenance and maximize reuse. You’ll walk away with tips for organizing tests and suites so you can scale efficiently. Register before tomorrow!



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

Open source projects are a way to get involved in an externally visible way but where does a tester start and what can they actually do?  Dr. Jessica Ingrassellino joined Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen in this podcast to talk about her initiative to make open source projects more available to testers.

Yogita is new to software testing and is wondering what are software quality metrics: thinking_face:

Elizabeth is answering all of the questions we didn't get to during our AMA on Test Reporting. Excellent resources shared for you to dig into.

🎧  Do you ever think that there’s more value in collaboration and admitting your limitations than there is in trying to push a strong agenda or claim you’re the best at everything?   This podcast is for you

Should you take on a project which has no test cases? Raghu is sure that not every company without test cases can be saved.

What do you think of this test strategy for an agile delivery? Is there anything you would add?

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! 
Do you consider how your user views quality?  Are you covering all potential pain points?  An interesting read on addressing user journeys.

Selenium Actions are used whenever you need a more complex interaction with an HTML element.  This post has some of the most useful methods for performing page interaction with Selenium Actions.

If you invest in infrastructure for fast testing across multiple browsers, do you capture failures that justify such an investment? Why does Fast Testing across multiple browsers matter

99-Minute Workshops - February 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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