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We Want To Hear Your Stories: Call For Writers!

Here at Ministry of Testing, we’re looking for writers to write articles for The Dojo. The Joy of Sharing Stories We love to hear from and learn from testers actively working in the field. What difficulties you’re coming up against, what revelations you’re having, how you’re solving problems, what useful tools you’ve built or discovered, […]

Managing Your Relationships – Relationshipping Your Manager

by Ben Kelly When I was learning the ropes as a tester, I’d go to my manager when I was blocked. As far as I was concerned, it was their job to do whatever necessary to allow me to focus on mine. If I didn’t need anything from them, I really just wanted them to […]

What I Learned Pairing On A Workshop

by Lisa Crispin I had the privilege of pairing with Abby Bangser to create and facilitate a half-day workshop at TestBash 2016: “Building Quality In with Distributed Teams“. Bhagya Mudiyanselage, one of the workshop participants, wrote about her experiences in the workshop . I learned a lot by preparing and facilitating this workshop with Abby, […]

3 Tips To Help Testers Ask Better Questions

By Katrina Clokie When asked about essential skills for a tester, many will mention the ability to ask good questions. They might say this explicitly, or use phrases like strong communicator, inquisitive or collaborative to encompass this trait among others. However, very few people talk about what makes a good question. I don’t believe that […]

The New Kid on the Block

Last week there was a big announcement in the testing community. Did you catch it? Leading up to this announcement there was a peculiar thread of tweets that appeared to be a countdown between many well-known people in the CDT community, such as IlariHenrik Aegerter, Huib Schoots, Iain McCowatt, Meike Mertsch, Henrik Andersson & Aleksis […]

Can We Say “No”?

By Markus Gärtner Can we say “No”? Of course we can. We just have to press our teeth on our lower lip to form an “n”, followed by opening our mouth and speaking out the vowel “o”. “No.” Obviously anyone in the business of software development is capable of saying “no”, regardless of how impaired […]

What Is Static Analysis?

By Chris Wysopal Static analysis is a software testing technique that can be used to scrutinise all code paths and data flows that a program will execute without actually running the program. It does away with the need to build a potentially complex and expensive environment in order to analyze a software program for many […]


On Refining Bug Reports as Part of Your Communication Strategy I had a revelation while checking the Software Testing Leadership Survey results in March’s issue of The Testing Planet: communication skills are not only capital for any tester willing to improve, but also the chances to test them and put them in practice are everywhere! […]

The Build-A-Tester Workshop

By Jesper Lindholt Ottosen The Testing Planet and the Software Testing Club previously introduced various tester types in the eBook “Tester Types” (1). Types like ”The Enforcer”, ”The Explorer”, ”The Checklister”, ”The Sage” and many others. It’s a good way to have a smile and recognize some behaviors in your group. The Psychological “Myers-Briggs Type […]