Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 447

What has the testing community been talking about? Discover testing events and many ways to learn and connect. Seek inspiration from your fellow testers in this week's newsletter.

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What's been happening in the testing community? 

First up, thank you to everyone who took part in ReTestBash UK last week. What a fun way to reconnect with the many things we learned at TestBash UK. Great to see so many questions asked and answered on a number of important topics. We covered strategy, accessibility, communication, learning, security, performance and automation. 

I counted 73 questions from the community which sparked another 37 from Team MoT. That's 110 questions! We'll resurface them over the coming months to spark learning and connection opportunities. The speakers shared an incredible amount of knowledge during all the Ask Me Anything sessions. Keep a look/listen out for the recordings coming soon to the MoT platform.

Here's what else the testing community have been talking about. 

Accessibility Testing





Strategy & Methodologies

There are three new MoT site resources to check out this week. 

1️⃣ Nicola Lindgren expertly bridges the gap between testers and stakeholders, as she answers key questions from the community. Watch Ask Me Anything - Talking Testing With Stakeholders.

2️⃣ Sam McCall demonstrates the mabl Mailbox, which is an email inbox you can use to automate the email journey. Watch mabl Mailbox with Sam McCall.

3️⃣ Compatibility testing is crucial to ensure a quality user experience no matter the operating system, device, or browser. Read Compatibility Testing Tools by Kasturi Rajamanikkam.

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Have a great week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss


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Simon Tomes

Community Lead

Simon is the Community Lead at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. He has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing and tech roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing, leadership, collaboration, creativity and community.