Try Something Crew: Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 452

How do you prefer to connect with testers? Discover many ways to join the testing conversation and register for testing events. Read it all in this week's newsletter.

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👋 Simon here with a round-up of what's been happening in the testing community. 🔎



Continuous Integration and Containerisation


  • The Test Exchange is an opportunity to gather, get to know each other and explore ways of helping us all on our journey of advancing our software testing career. Join us on Wednesday 13th December. Myself and MoT founder, Rosie Sherry, are hosting.
  • We're coming back to Brighton, UK! Exciting TestBash news coming soon. 👀

Exploratory Testing


Just for fun


  • The role of the quality coach is relatively new and remains virtually unknown to many testers and IT professionals. Fortunately, Mirza Sisic is here to help as he outlines aspects of the role in his advice-filled article: Quality Coaching: A Road Less Traveled 🧳


Security Testing

Strategy & Methodologies

  • Ben Dowen's Masterclass webinar is now available to watch. He simplifies the complexities of software systems, breaking them down into digestible segments. I like how he offered up a unique model to help identify and address knowledge gaps across system layers. One to watch if you'd like to improve how you do collaborative testing. Teamwork Makes the Full-Stack Testing Dream Work 🗂️
  • Model-Based Testing in Python by Maaret Pyhäjärvi
  • Jeff Nyman deep dives into the "checking" and "testing" narrative: Reframing Testing Arguments

Test Case Management

  • This spotlight with TestRail shows how you can use the application to delve deeper into the API layer. Jorge Spratley demonstrates how to generate multiple tests against a wide range of data sets allowing you to decide how you want to manage test runs.

Have a great week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss

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How could you gather with the community this week? Find out.


🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Join the conversation

  1. 🔥 Hot topic: What would you prioritize to break into software testing with no experience?
  2. Mark would like to know what types of automation reports you send
  3. What can you share about testing in a regulated industry?
  4. What are your thoughts on ISO 9001 and VDA 6.2?
  5. Can you help Caroline L with their approach to automation
  6. How are you using peer groups and communities to hold yourself accountable and encourage you to keep going with your automation journey? asks Ben
  7. Conrad is curious, what's the first 3rd party bug you ever raised?
  8. How as a junior tester do you get involved in conversations related to system architecture?
  9. What tool are you using to automate and which tool do you prefer? 
  10. What caused your automation run to fail?

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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.