Software testing news – Issue 471: Test we can

What's the most niche thing you've tested? Read a roundup of news, events, trends and ideas from the testing, QA and quality engineering community in this week's software testing news.

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What's been happening in the testing, QA and quality engineering community? Let's go! ⛵️

Getting Started

Quality Engineering

Career Growth 




AI in Testing

Proxy Testing



Test Data Management

Static Code Analysis




Exploratory Testing

  • Learn the main concepts of exploratory testing and how it differentiates from other established approaches, such as scripted testing with step-based tests. Human-Centric Exploratory Testing with Sérgio Freire.


  • Thanks, Mahathee Dandibhotla, for sharing the MoT version of the test heuristics cheat sheet. It's such a helpful cheat sheet to support our testing efforts.

Just for Fun

I hope you have a great week.

— Simon Tomes, part of the Community Team at Ministry of Testing


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Five people stood next to each other smiling and holding books. An orange monster with a green gift box is photobombing the photo. Credit: Leeds MoT Meetup
Gather with the testing community. Join an event, Slack and The Club.


🗓️ Events

New events are always added, so keep checking the events page for up-to-date info.


🗞️ Industry News


✏️ Calls for Contributions


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Simon Tomes

Community Team

Simon works in the community team 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.