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The Testing Planet 2021

All the articles we produced in 2021

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  • Larvae Hunting - heuristics and cheat sheet
    10 min read

    Read Gerard McCann's cheatsheet for testing ideas up front, based on Jen Kitson’s Larvae Hunting Ministry of Testing Masterclass

  • Common UI Automation Patterns And Methodologies: Real-World Examples
    19 min read

    Learn from Benjamin how to adopt common software design patterns and methodologies that can be helpful when dealing with UI automation, especially with creating a UI testing framework.

  • Starting Out With UI Automation Using SpecFlow
    21 min read

    Learn how to get started with SpecFlow and create your first UI automation test with Louise Gibbs

  • Four Lessons I Learned As A Solo Tester
    9 min read

    Eduardo Fischer shares four lessons he's learnt during his time as a solo tester on the Testing Planet 2021

  • Getting Active! A Community Guide
    12 min read

    Jonas Menesklou shares the many ways you can get involved in the testing community on the Testing Planet 2021

  • Me, Myself and UI - My experiences with UI testing at HM Land Registry
    20 min read

    Me, Myself and UI - My experiences with UI testing at HM Land Registry. Reduce test flakiness, make your CI Pipeline more robust and test suites more efficient.

  • Become A Better Tester By Becoming A Better Critical Thinker
    15 min read

    Naveen Bhati shares on the Testing Planet how honing our critical thinking skills helps us become better testers

  • Forensic Testing: Uncovering Quality Issues Using Your Organization’s Code Repository
    20 min read

    Andrea Giugliano shares on the Testing Planet how we can use tools and techniques to forensical analyse our codebase for quality issues

  • Roadmap To Becoming A Test Automation Engineer
    23 min read

    Learn how to become a Test Automation Engineer with Yulia Tekin's roadmap

  • The Value Of Pessimism In Software Testing
    17 min read

    The Value Of Pessimism In Software Testing

  • Benefits Of A Bug Bash - And How To Run One
    12 min read

    James Espie shares on the Testing Planet an introduction to Bug Bashes, what they are, the value they bring and how to run one

  • Usability Testing Guide & Benefits
    21 min read

    Laveena Ramchandani shares an Introduction to Usability Testing on the Testing Planet

  • A Journey: Introducing Colleagues To Exploratory Testing
    7 min read

    Learn how you can develop a shared understanding of what Exploratory Testing is and how it can become a useful part of the development lifecycle. 

  • Of PlayStations and Pandemics: Designing A Bot To Monitor Product Availability
    32 min read

    Learn how Del Dewar built a PS5 stock bot and the lessons he learnt about test automation

  • Usability Testing Learned From Playing With Lego
    11 min read

    Explore and learn about Usability Testing through the medium of Lego with Ioan Solderea

  • Dynamic Security Testing Your Web Application API
    15 min read

    Learn with José Carréra how to use static and dynamic analysis to security test your Web APIs

  • Moving From Software Development To QA: A Road Less Travelled
    6 min read

    Eduardo Fischer shares his experience of moving from Software Development to QA and his lessons learned from the move

  • TAP-ing Your Potential: My Test Automation Portfolio Journey
    11 min read

    Learn about Beth Marshall's journey in creating a test automation portfolio to share her work and help others

  • How To Run A Remote Risk Storming Workshop With Testsphere
    11 min read

    Learn how Shuqi Jiang successfullys run Risk Storming Workshops in a remote context using TestSphere

  • Accessibility Testing Of A Government Website: Experience And Recommendations
    13 min read

    Learn about Aaron Flynn's experiences of carrying out Accessibility Testing for Government Websites on the Testing Planet

  • A QA Engineer’s Exit Strategy: How To Quit Like A Professional
    11 min read

    Tamoya Beckford shares what to consider as a professional when leaving a company in this Testing Planet article

  • Lessons Learned About Leadership, From Perspective Of An Aspiring Leader
    11 min read

    If you're interested in moving into leadership, this article will help you.  Learn what to look for in a mentor, what lessons you can learn from leaders within your company and understand why you w...

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Critical Thinking
    9 min read

    Knowing how to begin critical thinking can seem daunting, Jit's guide can help. Critical thinking can be highly beneficial in helping people better understand situations and solve difficult problems. 

  • Leading Test Teams When You’re Not A Manager
    11 min read

    You don't need formal authority to lead a test team. Nicola Lindgren shares some of the challenges but also the freedom that it comes with. It leaves you free to help others experiment and learn as...

  • Becoming An Effective Coach
    13 min read

    Laveena Ramchandani shares her thoughts on what it takes to become an effective coach in this Testing Planet article

  • Test Automation: Always The Approach Of First Resort?
    6 min read

    Eduardo Fischer discusses when to start focusing on automation and when to focus on other testing activities first in this Testing Planet article

  • Five Things To Consider When Testing Database Migration
    12 min read

    Giselle Todd and Tamoya Beckford share their tips on what to think about when testing a database migration in this Testing Planet article

  • The Building Blocks Of A UI Test Automation Framework
    10 min read

    Learn about what a UI Automation framework is and how it's built in this Testing Planet article from Mark Winteringham

  • How To Interview Like A Tester
    14 min read

    Learn how to interview well as a tester, how the tester's mindset can help you when interviewing in this Testing Planet article from Elizabeth Zagroba.

  • Tiny Software Testing Tools, Big Difference In Testing Results
    9 min read

    Learn how you can make a big difference using lots of tiny testing tools in this article from Andrea Jensen on the Testing Planet

  • Software Tools For Easy, Effective Exploratory Testing
    18 min read

    Discover a range of tools that can be used to expand your Exploratory Testing in this Testing Planet article from Mirza Sisic

  • Should You Create Automation For Each Negative API Scenario?
    5 min read

    Learn whether we should automate all our negative API scenarios in this article from Mark Winteringham on the Testing Planet

  • Three Ways To Measure Unit Testing Effectiveness
    11 min read

    Learn how to improve your unit testing by establishing different ways to measure them in this Testing Planet article from Eduardo Fischer

  • Community Tips For Public Speaking
    11 min read

    Check out tips and tricks for public speaking from the testing community in this Testing Planet article

  • Common Misconceptions About Exploratory Testing
    15 min read

    Learn about the common misconceptions about exploratory testing in this Testing Planet article from Mirza Sisic