For this new interview, we have the pleasure of introducing
you a very specific profile, Stephen Janaway.

Stephen evolved from various testing-focused roles, such as
test manager or test coach, to different positions whose testing is only a part of the iceberg, such as delivery manager.

‘Leaving’ testing if you move towards a different role ?

Not really.

At least, not exactly. Stephen shares his vision with us.

Who are you, what are you doing, where are you working?

I’m Stephen, I’m VP Engineering at Bloom & Wild, a startup based in London. …


After Julien, Thierry and Stéphanie, Maria Kedemo from Sweden is the fourth tester to kindly answer our questions.

Who are you, what are you doing, where are you working?

I have just started my own company as a freelancer. It was quite a tough decision. There are a few risks associated to it and also some new skills to be acquired to run a company. However I find it very exciting and I am embracing my new challenge.

Being a freelance offers me a freedom where I can be my own boss and decide over my future. I will focus mainly on software testing but with my experiences from different practices…


“Software testing conferences are so expensive that the best way to attend one is to be selected as a speaker.”: those have been my words for the last years. Having been selected as a speaker, I headed to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, in June 2016, for a promising 2-days conference that I had been recommended by one of my previous managers as being one of the best he ever attended in Europe.”

If you have read my first article about this conference as an audience member, you may have already been convinced that this conference is awesome to attend…


Un temps de chargement trop long ou un écran qui rame et l’utilisateur va automatiquement quitter le site aussi vite qu’il est venu (on estime à 4 secondes le temps d’attente maximum pour un utilisateur web). Mais avant même que l’utilisateur arrive sur votre page il faut qu’il la trouve et les robots comme Google bots auront tendance à mieux référencer les sites se chargeant en moins de 2 secondes.
Il est donc très important de prendre en compte le temps de chargement d’une page web.

Il existe différentes façon de mesurer le temps de chargement d’un page web. …


A long load time to display your web page may unfortunately frustrate the user who will leave the website (the maximum waiting time tolerated is estimated to 4 seconds approximately). Even before landing on your page, the user has to find your website and Google Bots will tend to reference it better if the loading time is below 2 seconds.

It means the loading time of a web page is a critical feature.

There are various ways to measure the load time of a web page. For example:

  • the console in the browser
  • on-line websites
  • browser plugins
  • specific tools measuring…


Nordic Testing Days 2016
Nordic Testing Days 2016

Les conférences sur le test logiciel se sont propagées très rapidement ces dernières années. Presque tous les pays en Europe ayant la leur, il peut devenir difficile de faire son choix pour assister à ce genre d’événements.

Après avoir eu un très bon retour de la conférence Nordic Testing Days en Estonie de la part d’un de mes anciens managers, j’ai décidé de suivre sa recommandation: eh bien, je n’ai pas du tout été déçu. Voici un petit résumé du contenu de ces deux jours de conférence auxquels j’ai participé.

Il est 9h du matin, ce jeudi 2 Juin, à…


Nordic Testing Days 2016
Nordic Testing Days 2016

Software testing conferences have spread up very quickly those last years. With nearly every country in Europe having its own, it can become difficult to make a choice when attending one.

After hearing a very good feedback from the Nordic Testing Days conference in Estonia from one of my previous managers, which compared it to a dozen of others, I decided to follow his recommendation: well, I was not disappointed at all. Let me present you here a summary of what happened.

It is 9 AM on Thursday, 2nd of June, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia: the public is…


Définition d’une User Story

Les spécifications sont souvent une cause majeure de l’échec d’un projet. De mauvaises spécifications peuvent entraîner un manque de vision sur le produit attendu, des fonctionnalités redondantes/contradictoires.

Le but de l’utilisation des « user stories » est de permettre de répondre plus rapidement et avec moins de coût au changement rapide des exigences du monde réel.

En méthode agile, la US est écrite pour partager la vision développeur/testeur/projet à travers des revues fréquentes et non formelles en même temps que celles-ci sont rédigées/modifiées.
On retrouve ce partage également dans les cycles en V au travers de la notion des revues d’exigences/spéc…


Definition of User Story

The specifications are often a big cause of failure in projects. Bad specifications could lead to misunderstandings about the final product, wrong functionalities, and not required features.

The objective of “User stories” is to respond quickly and with less cost to modifications of requirements (new user needs for example).

With agile methodologies, the US is written to share the vision of developers/testers/project leaders instead of continually reviewing during the redaction phases.
We find this sharing also in the V cycle through the very formal notion of requirements reviews after this one is drafted (less + but very motionless process — no…


Permettez-moi de vous présenter un outil que je trouve vraiment pratique. En tant que testeur, vous aimez utiliser des heuristiques pour tous les types de données que vous devez remplir. Prenons un exemple simple, un formulaire où vous devez entrer un nom, une adresse et un texte.

Vous allez tester avec des champs vides, un texte très long, des injection SQL ou JS, des caractères spéciaux, des caractères de fin de ligne, un texte là où un nombre est requis et probablement aussi avec plusieurs encodages, etc (voir cette page heuristique Cheat Sheet pour plus d’idées). …

Lyon Testing

We are a group of Software testers based in the town of Lyon, France.

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