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Blog Spy: A weekly round-up from the software testing blogosphere

  • 28/01/2013
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Software Testing Stars of Tomorrow – Richard Sykes

Richard spent a day at EuroSTAR Conference 2012 visiting exhibitors with one objective: to see how the ecosystem of technical offers is developing in the context of the impact of the virtual, the cloud and the mobile. Read his observations here.

Yet Another Future of Testing Post (YAFOTP) – Alan Page

“Regardless of how you feel about the health of software testing (which depends largely on your ability to interpret a metaphor), for me, it’s getting easier and easier to see that testing is changing. Granted, it’s changing along with the software under test, so if you’re testing the same sort of desktop software products you have been for years, using development practices even older, the good news is that you’re safe – your testing world probably isn’t going to change either.” Read more here.

Questioning Testing Jean-Paul Varwijk

Want to speak at this years conference? With experience as a past speaker at EuroSTAR Jean-Paul gives his tips (& a really good Mind-Map) to help you write a good proposal for your submission to speak at this years conference. Read more here.

What Culture Do You Want in a New Job? Part 1 – Johanna Rothman

Looking to hire someone new in your organisation? Johanna suggests thinking about your culture when or before you start interviewing. “How do you do that? An organization’s culture is made of these three things: ‘What’s okay to talk about? How do you treat people? What do you reward?’
You can’t just ask these things of yourself. But you can start setting boundaries about what you do want.” Read more here to find out how.


Lessons Learned While Testing Loosely – Coupled Systems – Joe Strazzere

“In my company, many of the systems we build are loosely coupled with our customers’ systems, systems from our division in India, or both.
Our loosely-coupled systems have some characteristics that can make them a challenge to develop and a challenge to test.” Read more here.

The Bi-Polar Life of a Software Tester – Eric Jacobsen

“This sucks. I’ve been testing all day and I haven’t found a single problem.
No, wait…
This is good, right? Clean software is the goal..”Read more here.

How to Deliver a Killer Presentation – Gojko Adzic

With the submissions deadline just around the corner to speak at this years EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference Gojko’s blog post with tips on how to deliver a killer presentation at a conference is a good read. Read more here.

How I use Modelling in Software Testing – Anne-Marie Charrett

“My testing can look like ‘fly by the seat of my pants” testing at times. There’s nothing more I like to do than grab a new product and jump straight into testing. No namby pamby reading of requirements by me! No, I want to get straight to the source of truth. I want to find out what the product *actually* does. (This approach may seem seem rash, but its not. Its a considered decision)” Read more here.

Fractal Exploratory Testing – Adam Knight

“During Tom’s internship I spent some time introducing him to the approaches to testing that I have adopted in the company and the schools of thought behind them. In one session I found myself trying to describe the process of exploratory testing, and specifically explain the difference between ET and a more traditional scripted approach that Tom was familiar with.” Read more here.

The Nonsense of the Maturity Level – Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen gives his opinion on the nonsense of giving a maturity level ot a network of people, organisation or business. Read more here.

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