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As a tester it can be confusing as well as intimidating to put forward a request to attend a conference or a workshops. Dan Ashby, a test manager, regularly receives these requests and has shared what expectations he has to help him make an informed decision. Learn how to gain approval.
We have another #TestChat coming your way on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm BST. We ran a poll on Twitter and the topic of Automation won! It will be hosted on the Crowdchat platform, which allows you to join in from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. We’d recommend registering early, so you can make sure you’re all sorted on the night. Register for the #TestChat.
As testers we have to try and broaden our mind and consider those edge cases. However, there will be cases that we believe certain things work in a certain fashion — we have built in biases. Are there falsehoods that impact your testing? For example, address fields working differently in different countries? Share your falsehoods & discover a few new ones.
Have you ever fancied speaking at a TestBash? Or felt that a certain test related topic needed more coverage? Well we’re excited to tell you that we have the platform for you to do all of that. We have lots of conferences coming up, in fact we have three booked for 2018 already. So if you want to push your boundaries, send in your idea (paper) for a talk. Submit your paper.
Richard Bradshaw has created three free courses for software testers — or anyone else interested — in programming. He has a course on Programming Basics, Java Basics and Selenium Webdriver in Java. Find out more about the courses.
A test that was clearly never done, “what if our user removes all ingredients and attempts to place the order?”. I doubt McDonald’s minds getting money for nothing! See the order.
Katrina shares some information about purchases of her book, the rationale for the current pricing model, and her argument for why you should invest in a copy of A Practical Guide to Testing in Devops. Read the post.
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- Motivated to Motivate Testers — Road Less Tested
- My thoughts on who should create automation, and why there might be a more urgent problem at hand — On Test Automation
- AI Robots Functional Automation Testing — Automation Testing Made Easy
- The Danger of the Muddy Thinker — Stories from a Software Tester
- Flower 4: Unused Code — The Broken Tests
- Managing your biases — Let Me Try Software Testing!
- Code coverage and automated checks: Is 100% coverage enough? — MW Consultancy
- Postman — your devoted friend in API testing — Michał Dymek
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- dredd/README.md at master · apiaryio/dredd · GitHub
- New podcast announcement: Testers’ Island Discs — Neil Studd
- Software testing — how a QA team should do epic planning
- Tests Go First. Usability Testing In Design. — Tubik Studio
- ‘No-Reply’ Email Addresses Are a Plague — Motherboard
- Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan