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Blogspy Vol 61: The latest round-up of software testing blog posts from around the blogosphere

  • 08/09/2014
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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:

ISO – the dog that hasn’t barked – James Christie

James Chrisitie, who ignited the new debate on  ISO standards 29119 for software testing, gives his reasons behind his presentation that brought about the recent flury of blog posts on the subject.
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A storm about testing – Philip Howard

Philip Howard offers a balanced view on the incoming software testing standards and what they mean for the those in the testing community.
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Doctrine and context-driven testing – Lee Hawkins

Lee Hawkins discusses the debates on context driven testing after analysis of a talk by Rex Black on the subject recently.
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Where I Use Loops In Automated Tests

“The Director” shares some thoughts on using loops in automated tests and where they use them in testing circumstances.
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Ten things to read after Agile NZ – Katrina Clokie

Katrina Clokie shares her recommended reading after attending Agile New Zealand. There is loads of reading here relating to testing.
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids to Code – Abby Fichtner

Something less serious here. Abbey Fichtner contuines her blog posts on encouraging children to code. Here she demonstrates ways to engage children with coding through some different games.
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Dispelling the Misconceptions #3 – Testing Isn’t Running Through A Script to Check Againist Requirements! – Dan Ashby

“This is a big misconception that usually comes from other members of the project team not understanding what testers do. The fact is that some people don’t really know what testers do. And I believe a huge part of a tester’s job should be to be vocal about what they actually do.”
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TDD: That Doodle Defined – Richard Bradshaw

“So a few weeks ago Duncan Nisbet published an article via the Ministry of Testing titled TDD for Testers. It’s a great article, read it if you haven’t already. After this, there was a tweet from Chris Simms, which twitter won’t return to me when I search, but it contained the words, TDD isn’t Testing.”
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Podcasts and Videos for Testers (and Others) – Aleksis Tulonen

“My friend asked me last week if I could share him any software development or testing related podcasts that he could listen while cycling. I said that I would reply to him when I find a good moment. I realized though that I should probably share those via blog post so others might benefit from it also. That’s the reason I’m writing this post now.”
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