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 (Linguamatics, UK)

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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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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eBook

The Assertive Tester

Declan O’Riordan

Passive behaviour is a factor leading to defects, inefficiency, and security vulnerabilities in IT systems. As modern humans we mainly rely on three coping behaviours, two from our primitive past…
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Webinar

Programming for Testers. It’s Easy!

Graham T. & Phill Isles

We hear a lot these days about how testers should learn to code, become more technical, and have more development orientated skills. Unless you came into software testing as a…
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This paper supports the ‘Programming for Testers. It’s Easy.’ webinar.   With the advent of agile approaches to development testers are facing ever increasing pressure to take a more active…
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