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Blog Spy: A Weekly Round-up From The Software Testing Blogosphere

  • 16/04/2013
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Rought waters – Pekka Marjamäki

“This blog post is two-fold: the announcement for me attending the EuroSTAR Testing Conferenceas a speaker and the reasoning why I chose the topic.” Read more here. Pekka will be presenting a track session on the Wednesday of this years conference.

What testing can learn from social science – 5 Part Series – Huib Schoots


My adventures with Big Data – James Christie

“The current enthusiasm for Big Data is intriguing, almost as fascinating as the subject itself. I wish there had been a similar level of interest back in the mid and late 1990s when I worked with huge insurance management information (MI) data warehouses as a development team lead, project manager and test manager.” Read more here.



A Conference Story – Rob Lambert

“Across the world there were similar journeys taking place.
Delegates are boarding planes, trains and automobiles to attend a European conference in the wonderful city of Amsterdam. For some this journey is short. For others it’s epic.” Read Rob’s conference story about the 2012 EuroSTAR Conference here.




Self Assessment Tool for Transitioning to Agile – Johanna Rothman

Johanna provides a set of questions to ask yourself to help you on your journey in transitioning to agile. Read more here.





Creative and Critical Thinking and Testing Part 6 & 7 – John Stevenson

Part 6 Test Analysis The previous articles in this series have looked at what is critical and creative thinking, defining the stages of testing, looking at the thinking required for documentation review, test planning and test execution. This article looks at the test analysis phase and the styles of thinking that may be best for this stage as described in the diagram from the first article of this series

Part 7 Test Reporting This is the final post in this series on creative and creative thinking and testing. It has been a journey of discovery for myself and along the way I have found out that there is more to how we think when testing than even I first thought and all of this came about from an initial posit-it note diagram. This final post this series will look at the styles of thinking requried when we are reporting our testing




Presentation on: How to design your mobile app – Julian Harty

“This presentation was made at a seminar organised by HP in Helsinki, on 11th April 2013. I don’t claim it’s definitive or complete, rather I cover several topics I consider important and relevant based on my experiences working at and with companies who create and develop mobile apps.” Read more here.



A vacuum cleaner for €100 – Why Testing Contributes to the Final Result – Derk-Jan de Grood

Community Leader Derk-Jan de Grood discusses why testing contributes to the final result. Read the blog here.

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