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Blog Spy Vol 15: A Weekly Round-up from the Software Testing Blogosphere

  • 16/05/2013
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A round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry in the past week. If you would like to have your blog featured in our regular round-up, please email details and a link to the post to [email protected] or tweet us @esconfs

 

The Sound of “White Noise”

“Sometimes the most challenging thing we face is trying to balance out multiple and competing demands. When we have a lot of good things we want to do and accomplish, and on the surface, each of them seem to be, if not easy, at least manageable.” Michael Larsen explores dealing with competing distractions…

Creating Great Storytelling to Enhance Software Testing Scenarios

Jonathan Kohl offers some interesting tips on great story telling for software testing projects.

 

Agile is not Democracy

Tobia Mayer explains why he believes many commonly used tools for Agile team consensus are misunderstood and misused.

 

Keeping it real

“Over the recent weeks I’ve been reminded of some of the things which work to undermine all your testing efforts. Collectively I consider them to be filters that you test through. How much they limit your ability to see the real system depends on how opaque they are.”… Read More

 

Transforming to a Big Data Organization

“Big Data is not a solution or a capability. It is a transformation journey of developing new capabilities through people, process, and technology,” explains Isaac Sacolick.

 

How to Survive in a Challenging Freelance Market

Colin Cherry offers some guidance for freelance software testers on how to future proof your freelance status in challenging economic times.

 

Make your employees productive

Alistair Scott gives some pointers on how companies with software development staff can make it easier for employees to be more efficient.

 

User Stories and 5 Why Analysis

Brent Jansen talks about his love/hate relationship with user story resources. Read more.

 

Lets add some spices to our testing

“I strongly believe that testing is a sampling exercise and randomization increases sample size. If used properly, test automation would not be a repetition and will have potential to uncover something new in every run.” Read more.

 

To This Testing

“I had an interesting conversation recently. A fellow tester type made a comment to the effect that “Without knowing what your testing is going to do, what all the steps that need to be done are and what to expect in each step, you’re just doing ad hoc testing and what’s the point of that?”” Read more.

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