Testing Bits – 11/10/13 – 11/16/13

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 11/10/13-11/16/13.

Articles & Blogs

Activities in testing – a parallel from qualitative research – Alexandra Casapu – http://altom.ro/blog/activities-in-testing-a-parallel-from-qualitative-research

Agile reporting – Mike Meurs – http://commontestsense.blogspot.com/2013/11/agile-reporting.html

Applying the 80:20 Rule in Software Development – Jim Bird – http://swreflections.blogspot.com/2013/11/applying-8020-rule-in-software.html

Are you serious? – Anne-Marie Charrett – http://mavericktester.com/archive/serious/

Async Ads with HTML Imports – Steve Souders – http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2013/11/16/async-ads-with-html-imports/

Because it’s invisible – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/because-its-invisible.html

Beware of the tester – Andy Glover – http://cartoontester.blogspot.com/2013/11/beware-of-tester.html

Blog: Very Short Blog Posts (8): Two Big Questions – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2013/11/very-short-blog-posts-8-two-big-questions/

Community Spotlight Presents Michael Bolton – EuroSTAR Community – http://www.eurostarconferences.com/blog/2013/11/15/community-spotlight-presents-michael-bolton

Complexity: A Harbour for Bugs – Colin Cherry – http://itesting.com.au/2013/11/14/complexity-a-harbour-for-bugs/

Costs, Complexity of Software Testing Catching Teams Off-guard – Ryan Arsenault – http://blog.utest.com/costs-complexity-of-software-testing-catching-teams-off-guard/2013/11/

Failure Story #1– BDD/ATDD Failure To Launch – Eric Jacobson – http://www.testthisblog.com/2013/11/failure-story-1-bddatdd-failure-to.html

Healthcare.gov: English well speeched here – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/healthcaregov-english-well-speeched-here.html

Healthcare.gov: You don’t qualify to purchase health coverage through the Marketplace – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/healthcaregov-you-dont-qualify-to.html

HEALTHCARE.GOV AND THE TYRANNY OF THE INNOCENTS – James Bach – http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/940

Healthcare.gov auto-suggest – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/healthcaregov-auto-suggest.html

Healthcare.gov clones children – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/healthcaregov-clones-children.html

Healthcare.gov requires people know that the site has functionality it does not appear to have – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/healthcaregov-requires-people-know-that.html

Healthcare.gov stores none of that data? – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/healthcaregov-stores-none-of-that-data.html

HTTP Archive 3 Year Anniversary (Thank You Pat Meenan) – Steve Souders – http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2013/11/13/http-archive-3-year-anniversary-thank-you-pat-meenan/

No data available in table: Healthcare.gov – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/no-data-available-in-table-healthcaregov.html

One of my stuck Healthcare.gov applications is now MIA – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/one-of-my-stuck-healthcaregov.html

Real World iOS App Security Bug – Stanton Champion – http://blog.utest.com/real-world-ios-app-security-bug/2013/11/

RELIANCE ON COLOUR – Rob Lambert – http://thesocialtester.co.uk/reliance-on-colour/

Slide to unlock – Ben Simo – http://blog.isthereaproblemhere.com/2013/11/slide-to-unlock.html

Tell me quick – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2013/11/tell-me-quick.html

Testing by other written test cases – Mantas – http://testuotojas.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/testing-by-other-written-test-cases/

Testing standards? Can we do better? – James Christie – http://clarotesting.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/testing-standards-can-we-do-better/

That’s Great, But How is This Helping Your Testing? – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2013/11/thats-great-but-how-is-this-helping.html

Training Testers – Leah Stockley – Simon Knight – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2013/11/training-testers-leah-stockley/

The lines are getting blurred – Joel Montvelisky – http://qablog.practitest.com/2013/11/the-lines-are-getting-blurred/ TYRANNY OF THE INNOCENTS, EXHIBIT A: GARY COHEN – James Bach – http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/956

Unknown unknowns from another perspective – numbers and tacit knowledge – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2013/11/unknown-unknowns-from-another.html

When something works, share it! – Augusto Evangelisti – http://mysoftwarequality.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/when-something-works-share-it/

Conferences/Meetups/Organizations/Training

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 2 – Certification and documentation 😉 – Chris George – http://www.mostly-testing.co.uk/2013/11/agile-testing-days-day-2.html

Agile Testing Days 2013 – Day 3 – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? … – Chris George – http://www.mostly-testing.co.uk/2013/11/agile-testing-days-2013-day-3-is-it.html

BBST Business Benefits – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2013/11/bbst-business-benefits.html

BNT – 04: Exploring Web Developer Tool (Firefox) – http://weekendtesting.com/archives/3271

EuroSTAR 2013 – People – Kristoffer Nordström – http://contextdriven.blogspot.com/2013/11/eurostar-2013-people.html

My Experience at WeTest Auckland 2 – Nicola Owen – http://nickytests.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-experience-at-wetest-auckland-2.html

nasqpros Nov. meetup: Manual to automated shop –  Justin Rohrman – http://justinrohrman.com/blog/?p=304

STC ATL Lean Coffee #1 – Claire Moss – http://blog.aclairefication.com/2013/11/stc-atl-lean-coffee-1/

Thursday at EuroSTAR 2013 With Bram Bronneberg – Bram Bronneberg – http://www.eurostarconferences.com/blog/2013/11/13/thursday-at-eurostar-2013-with-bram-bronneberg

Well That Was EuroSTAR 2013 – Stephen Janaway – http://www.stephenjanaway.co.uk/well-eurostar-2013/

Attention: Ohio Testers:

11/21/2013 – COQAA – Quality and Distributed Teams – http://coqaa.org/id1.html

2/18/2014 – Conference – QA or the Highway – http://bit.ly/17oU8qJ

Tools

Front-End Performance Testing Tools – Srinivas Kadiyala – http://testingeduindia.blogspot.com/2013/11/front-end-performance-testing-tools.html

Keep It Functional 2.0 – Daniel Knott – http://dnlkntt.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/keep-it-functional-2-0/

Useful Free Screen Capture and Annotator Tool for the Testers – qSnap Review – Vijay Shinde – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/free-screen-capture-tool-qsnap/

Miscellaneous

Book Review – Explore it! by Elizabeth Hendrickson – John Stevenson – http://steveo1967.blogspot.com/2013/11/book-review-explore-it-by-elizabeth.html

Humor: Unknown User – Zelger Torsten – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2013/11/unknown-user/

Infographic: 10 Myths of Security Testing – Santhosh Tuppad – http://tuppad.com/blog/2013/11/12/10-myths-of-security-testing/

New Book: The Domain Testing Workbook – Cem Kaner – http://kaner.com/?p=363

Personal Reflections, Goals, Conference Announcements from Testers

My Earlier Days as a Programmer and How I Became a Software Tester – Bernice Niel Ruhland – http://thetestersedge.com/2013/11/11/my-earlier-days-as-a-programmer-and-how-i-became-a-software-tester

Items of Interest for Testers

8 superpowers hidden inside your browser – Brad Chacos – http://www.pcworld.com/article/2063182/8-superpowers-hidden-inside-your-browser.html

App showdown: Firefox vs. Chrome – Sherdil Niyaz – http://www.dailycal.org/2013/11/12/app-showdown-firefox-vs-chrome/

Be a Lifelong Technology Student or Fall Behind – Eric Bloom – http://www.techwell.com/2013/11/be-lifelong-technology-student-or-fall-behind

Google Releases Chrome 31 Web Browser – http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/google-chrome-31-browser-131748

How Bug Bounty Programs Deliver Savings and Security – Mukesh Sharma – http://www.techwell.com/2013/11/how-bug-bounty-programs-deliver-savings-and-security

Microsoft Hopes Anime Will Bring Power Users Back to Internet Explorer – Sam Mattera – http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/11/10/microsoft-hopes-anime-will-bring-power-users-back/

November Security News Roundup – Jonathan Vanian – http://www.techwell.com/2013/11/november-security-news-roundup

Sogeti UK Survey Finds 92% of Test Professionals Feel the Cost and Complexity of Software Testing is Increasing, but just 22% of Test Teams are Ready for Challenges – Sogeti – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sogeti-uk-survey-finds-92-of-test-professionals-feel-the-cost-and-complexity-of-software-testing-is-increasing-but-just-22-of-test-teams-are-ready-for-challenges-231393321.html

The Future of Touch Technology: Feel Textures on a Flat Screen – Beth Romanik – http://www.techwell.com/2013/11/future-touch-technology-feel-textures-flat-screen

White House Wants Beta Testers for “We the People” Petition Website – Pamela Rentz – http://www.techwell.com/2013/11/white-house-wants-beta-testers-we-people-petition-website

Why Google Drive Has Become Microsoft’s Worst Nightmare – Leon Sun – http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/11/12/why-google-drive-has-become-microsofts-worst-night.aspx

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