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BlogSpy Vol 83: The latest round-up of software testing blogs from around the blogosphere

  • 24/02/2015
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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.


Why Rockstar Developers don’t Ask for Help – Ross Williamson

Something that is relevant to any career. Ross Williamson advice is if you want to be excellent at what you do, don’t seek out help. However there are always some exceptions.

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IoT is Missing the “O” – Alok Batra

Alok Batra who is a founding members of Atomiton, writes about his experiences with the Internet of Things (IoT) and argues that the Internet of Things is not exactly what we expect it to be.

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Letter to a starting tester – Joel Montvelisky

Joel Montvelisky  imagines what a letter to his his younger self would look like.

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The missing context – Claire Banks

Claire Banks has learned a lesson from watching back many testing presentations on Youtube…Question everything!

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On Becoming a Public Speaking Mentor for Speak Easy – Ilari Henrik Aegerter

Ilari describes his experiences of startking out as a speaker at Conferences and how he is happy to give something back via mentoring for the new SpeakEasy initiative.

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When Did Agile Become a Social Movement? – Mike Cottmeyer 

Mike questions whether the use and adaptation of Agile has led to those using Agile becoming dogmatic in their  support for the work style.

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Test activities in Scrum – Mike Meurs

“As I’m now only 2 years active in Agile development and more particularly in Scrum, I do not claim to own Agile development. But I do claim to know something about testing and where I would take proper testing tasks into consideration while working in for example Scrum. This is how I did it:”

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A lone tester’s guide to her developers – Maaret Pyhäjärvi

“Agile… the best and the worst thing that has happened to my professional life. The best in the sense of what we can create iteratively and incrementally focusing on value, collaboratively. The worst in the sense that so much of my energy goes into fighting for my right to exist and feeling isolated, different.”

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Testers Don’t Break the Software

“Plenty of testers claim that they break the software. They don’t really do that, of course. Software doesn’t break; it simply does what it has been designed and coded to do, for better or for worse”
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