Self education in testing? Software Testing is one of the most controversial professions in computer science. Given the lack of credible classroom training in software testing, successful testers have found ways to educate themselves, often in their spare time. Because it’s crucial for them to know what they are doing, testers have developed several paths [...]
Hosted by Rosie Sherry I’ve long had a desire to connect UX with the testing world. UXers seem to love to get people to test their ideas and designs, but they always seem to call upon normal users. Why not professional testers? I’m convinced that us testers can add value and provide feedback on the [...]
Weekend Testing provides the opportunity to learn new testing approaches in a safe environment away from daily work, project schedule pressures and software being thrown over the wall. Since participation is on a volunteer basis, people feel highly-motivated and eager to learn something new. This article introduces the concept around Weekend Testing, accompanied with comments [...]
Conversation: Is The Explosion In Blogs About Testing A Positive Thing, Even If We Don’t Agree With The Message
Elizabeth Fiennes: Yes it is as it promotes discussion Markus Gärtner: yes Marlena Compton: Visibility is good. trisherino: yes absolutely! trisherino: Free flow of ideas. If people don’t agree with the message, it will at least get them talking. Rob Lambert: for sure Marlena Compton: +1 for that Markus Gärtner: it helps in bouncing ideas [...]
Markus Gärtner: depends Elizabeth Fiennes: oooh, there is a question Marlena Compton: yes…it gets you out of your own fishbowl Elizabeth Fiennes: attending can be expensive, whatever about valuable Marlena Compton: Especially if you are a solo tester or on a small team. Markus Gärtner: attending a conference on the solar system may be of [...]
Elizabeth Fiennes: For me, yes Markus Gärtner: that depends trisherino: Sounds like a good idea. Marlena Compton: Seems like it assumes certain limits to software. Markus Gärtner: diversity in work experience would be more interesting to an employer, I think trisherino: I guess it depends on what’s being taught? Marlena Compton: I think I agree [...]
In more traditional companies or projects testers and/or test managers are regularly associated with a gatekeeper function. James Bach, Cem Kaner and Brett Pettichord listed in their book “Lessons Learned in Software Testing” this lesson as number 12: Never be the gatekeeper. In fact there are a few problems with this view of testing. Firstly [...]
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