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Blog Spy Vol 54: A Weekly Round-up From The Software Testing Blogosphere

  • 21/07/2014
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Welcome to the latest edition of EuroSTAR’s Blog Spy, a round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry that have caught our eye in the last week:

Relating Testing to Climbing – Kim Knup

On her first testing blog post, Kim Knup looks at the simularities between testing and rock climing.

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Using Docker Containers to Achieve Continuous Delivery for Large, Ugly and Badly Architectured Systems – Pini Reznik

In this article, Pini explores how one technology, Docker, which requires relatively small transitional effort can dramatically improve situations where continuous delivery is necessary for large architectured systems.

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What The World Cup Can Teach Us About Mobile App Performance  – Amir Rozenberg

Amir Rozenberg discusses the issures around mobile apps specifically on streaming during the World Cup and how  performance testing can help an organisation in ensuring its products dont crash at peak access times.

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The importance of breaks to your productivity – Adi Gaskell

Adi Gaskell reports on a study that shows taking a break at work can be benifical to a creative work environment.

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Winrunner: Life-Long Test Automation Lessons – Joe Colantonio

“I came across some old HP test tool training manuals recently and they reminded me of that cold, fateful day in February of 2008 when I received the HP end-of-support email officially killing off WinRunner. The following is my automation tribute to its passing.”

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How to become a Master Tester? Lessons learned from Masterchef – Jeanne Hofmans

“In this article I will take some aspects of Masterchef and relate them to my experience as a tester. I challenge you to do the same. I believe it will help you to become a successful tester or even a Master Tester. A Master Tester that is able to excel in a diverse range of situations. My goal is to inspire you to be innovative and take leadership”

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How Models Change – Michael Bolton

“Like software products, models change as we test them, gain experience with them, find bugs in them, realize that features are missing. We see opportunities for improving them, and revise them.”

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Continuous Delivery Envy (And A Bonus!) – Matt Heusser

Matt Heusser discusses companies giving less time to testing and how this might affect software for physical devices.

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How SlowCheetah can help with your Selenium testing – Victor Pascual

For those who don’t know, SlowCheetah is a great Visual Studio extension that allows you to generate different configuration files on build time for each build configuration, defining a set of transformations to a main App.config file. Read more here.

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