Webinar

Thinking Through Your Role

James Bach & Jon Bach

James and Jon Bach recently taught a new class called Reinventing Testers. As part of the class, they developed a style of diagramming roles which they call "rolegrams" and a…
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When I read this year’s EuroSTAR Conference theme - “Learning to test, testing to learn” - I thought about the possible most important thing I’ve learned through my testing career…
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Before I started my career as a tester, I was a scientist doing research in particle physics, and my years in science trained me to be sceptical, inquisitive and open…
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  I was recently reviewing a ‘complete’ checklist for testing web applications but at no point in the list was accessibility even mentioned despite being quite thorough in other areas.…
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Webinar

Let’s Talk About….Women In Testing

Alison Wade & Rajini Padmanaban

As part of our Hangout series, in May we held an event to discuss the issuers surrounding women in testing. Continuing our series of open discussions on various aspects of…
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Want to learn new skills without changing jobs? Many people in the software testing industry don’t last more than two or three years in the same job because they get…
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eBook

Your Testing is a Joke

James Thomas

Edward de Bono, in his Lateral Thinking books, makes a strong connection between humour and creativity. Creativity is key to testing, but jokes? Well, the punchline for a joke could…
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Many different roles contribute to building software: product owners, business specialists, testers. Yet knowledge of programming keeps these roles at a distance. In this webinar, Maaret will discuss a new…
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This is the third part of the transcript of a conversation about the relationship between joking and testing. The jokers were Jerry Weinberg (JW), Michael Bolton (MB), James Lyndsay (JL), Damian Synadinos (DS), and me (JT). This blog post first…
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This is the second part of the transcript of a conversation about the relationship between joking and testing. The jokers were Jerry Weinberg (JW), Michael Bolton (MB), James Lyndsay (JL), Damian Synadinos (DS), and me (JT). This blog post first…
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At the tail end of his recent interview at System Smarts Jerry Weinberg talked about the aha! moment of discovery and its relationship to humour: Don’t take yourself too seriously. Because…
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eBook

Roles and Competencies

Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

This eBook contains chapter 3, ‘Roles and Competencies’, from the testing book ‘More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team’. Here the authors describe how teams that succeed in creating high-quality…
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When I read this year’s EuroSTAR Conference theme - “Learning to test, testing to learn” - I thought about the possible most important thing I’ve learned through my testing career…
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