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BlogSpy Vol 74: The latest round-up of software testing blogs from around the blogosphere

  • 16/12/2014
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Welcome to the latest edition of Eurostar’s BlogSpy, a round up of some of the latest blog posts from the Software Testing Industry that have caught our eye in the last week.

Ten thoughts on technical blogging – Alister Scott

“I was invited to Everyday Hero here in Brisbane to give a guest presentation on technical blogging. I found it was a good opportunity to reflect on six and a half years of writing this blog and creating ten thoughts/themes of what I consider makes a successful technical blog.”

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What I got back from EuroStar – Restore to Factory Settings: by Isabel Evans – Jokin Aspiazu

Jokin Aspiazu summarises Isabel Evans talk at EuroSTAR on changing the dynamics of a software company to improve software using influence diagrams.

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Thinking about No Testers – JCD

“In attempting to hear out the various viewpoints of those whom subscribe to the idea that Agile should move towards removing the role of tester.  I have yet to see anyone who actually suggested eliminating testing completely, if that is even possible.  So let us unbox this idea and examine it, with as little bias towards keeping my own job as possible.”

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The New Agile: Certifications – Gil Zilberfeld

“The agile manifesto would still remain a nice website with a very modest cult, unless for Ken Schwaber’s business savvy. He decide that he’s not just going to teach scrum. There were going to be certificates involved. This is how the pyramid scheme of the CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and the CSM (Certified Scrum Master) and derivatives started.”

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How attitudes towards testing have changed in 20 years – Maaret Pyhäjärvi

I have very soon – in about 6 months – 20 years in testing and software behind me. And it all feels like yesterday. I’ve learned a lot, and have so much more to learn. I love the work I do….From the summary of attitudes I’m now facing with agile wanting to make my profession extinct, this is not at all different from what I was struggling with 20 years back. And yet its all different.

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Getting Started with API Test Automation – Justin Rohrman

“In my experience, automated tools that drive the browser have only limited application. They are often excellent at small tasks, like a prerelease smoke test, but when the suite scales larger and larger, the time required to maintain the tests and framework grows while the returns shrink”.
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Agile Metrics: A Simple Framework – Cagley

“When driving to work or watching a baseball game, we can observe Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” The engine explodes gasoline the engine and transmission makes the wheels turn generating motion.  A baseball player swings his bat and the ball flies from the stadium. Measurement has a similar set of effects.”
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