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BlogSpy Vol 78: The latest round-up of software testing blogs from around the blogosphere

  • 21/01/2015
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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.


Bringing back the Riot Grrrl – Marlena Compton

Marlena Compton writes about her experiences in 2009 working as a developer and software tester and how the riot grrl movement inspired her in her software career.

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Variations On A Curve – Adam Knight

“On joining a new company one of the most interesting activities for me is learning about the differences between their approaches and yours. Working in an organisation, particularly for a long period, leaves you vulnerable to institutionalisation of your existing testing practices and ways of thinking.”

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DevOps and History of Testing – Pini Reznik

“In recent years we have heard a lot of buzz around the terms DevOps, Continuous Delivery and ­ more recently ­ Programmable Infrastructure. All these names are new but hiding behind them are the same challenges we been dealing with for the last 15 years.”

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Adjusting to Working in a Cross-Functional Team Part I –  Nicola Owen

Nicola Owne’s discusses her experiences starting a career as a tester and learning the Agile method.

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Great manager does not keep bullshit away from me – Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Maaret Pyhäjärvi writes about the ideas and thoughts she took from DEWT5, the annual meeting for context driven testers in the Netherlands including the difference between a manager and tester and what the ideal manger for her would be like.

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Five automated acceptance test anti-patterns – Alister Scott

“Whilst being involved with lots of people writing automated acceptance tests using tools like SpecFlow and WebDriver I’ve seen some ‘anti-patterns’ emerge that can make these tests non-deterministic (flaky), very fragile to change and less efficient to run. Here’s five ‘anti-patterns’ I’ve seen and what you can do instead.”

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The State Of Testing Survey 2015 – Stephen Janaway

Stephen Janaway writes about a survey of testers that is been undertaken at the moment and suggests you get involved.

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