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Blogspy Vol 58: The latest round-up of software testing blog posts from around the blogosphere

  • 19/08/2014
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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:

Test Coverage or Ass Coverage – Darren Hails

Darren Hails writes on the topic of the cautious tester and explores two popular excuses that are common in the testing industry.
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My role in the new world of testing – Marlana Compton

Marlana dsicusses her feelings on the image of testers in the wider context of the software industry and where testers work is shifting from its orginial role.
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Testers apart from testing, testing apart from testers – Dariusz Drezno

“If your company develops small mobile apps or games, then probably the most important thing for you is a working code and beautiful user interface. And that is perfectly correct. Unfortunately, it is pretty difficult to make a lot of money delivering relatively simple applications. The biggest software companies usually sell large and complex systems, and are moving forward to extend their offer to even bigger things – complete solutions built based on these complicated systems.”
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Context Driven Change Leadership – Katrina Clokie

Katrina writes about a model that Selena Delesie introduced in a Context Driven Change Leadership tutorial as part of CAST2014. She discusses what she has taken from the tutoirial that she hopes to apply to her work.
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How to Test a Tester – Colin Cherry

“It is my belief that most organisations DON’T do a very good job of hiring Testers. Most organisations don’t have a strategic approach to hiring Testers and don’t know how to sort the wheat from the chaff. As I’ve said in previous Blog Posts, I hire based upon attitude and deal with aptitude later – if someone has a creative and inquisitive mind we can move mountains, but if someone is gifted but lazy you are throwing good money out of the window.”
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Overlooked mobile application testing conditions – Chris Wright

“Testing iOS and Android software presents unique challenges. As easily portable devices, smartphones and tablets are used in a variety of settings, and wireless connectivity may widely fluctuate and acutely affect the performance of any applications in use. Unlike with PCs that have wired connections, dev/test teams cannot assume relatively stable network conditions when crafting a mobile game, messaging client or news reader.”
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When to Delegate? Try the 70% Rule – Jim Schleckse

An interesting article for managers out there. Jim Schleckse offers insight on when it is best to delegate work and to whom.
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Sugar is the Main Fuel for the Brain for Peak Interview Performance – Janel P. Phillip

Staying on the theme of interviews and recruiting testers, this blog post suggests what you should be eating before any interview or big presentation.
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