Testing Bits – 12/22/13-12/28/13

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 12/22/13-12/28/13.

Articles & Blogs

A Complete Guide to Usability Testing – It’s Like Trying to Read Minds! – Swati Seela – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/usability-testing-guide/

Christmas arithmetics – Sami Söderblom – http://theadventuresofaspacemonkey.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-arithmetics.html

Controlling Management or How the Grinch Stole Agile – Pete Walen – http://rhythmoftesting.blogspot.com/2013/12/conrolling-management-or-how-grinch.html\

Developing Your Leadership Skills through a Journal Club – Bernice Niel Ruhland – http://thetestersedge.com/2013/12/28/developing-your-leadership-skills-through-a-journal-club/

Eight lessons learned in mobile app testing – Alister Scott – http://watirmelon.com/2013/12/24/eight-lessons-learned-in-mobile-app-testing/

Testing Bits – 12/15/13 – 12/21/13

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 12/15/13-12/21/13.

Articles & Blogs

A Year of ‘Explore’ – Stephan Kamper – http://seasidetesting.com/2013/12/20/a-year-of-explore/

Best Software Testing Quotes of 2013 – Jamie Saine – http://blog.utest.com/best-software-testing-quotes-of-2013/2013/12/

Community Spotlight Presents Craig Hodgson – EuroSTAR Team – http://www.eurostarconferences.com/blog/2013/12/20/community-spotlight-presents-craig-hodgson

Death and Testing – Alan Page – http://angryweasel.com/blog/?p=745

Describing, Not Prescribing – Vol 4: Refining The Expeditionary Technique – Clint Hoagland – http://vscomputer.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/describing-not-prescribing-vol-4-refining-the-expeditionary-technique/

Testing Bits – 12/8/13 – 12/14/13

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 12/8/13-12/14/13.

Articles & Blogs

100+ Ready-to-Execute Test Cases (Checklists) You Can Use to Test the Most Common Components of AUT – Vijay Shinde – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/100-ready-to-execute-test-cases-checklists/

A Decade in Software Testing – ISST – Parimala Hariprasad – http://curioustester.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-decade-in-software-testing-isst.html

All Test Cases Are Created Equal? – Jonathan Ross – http://warptest.com/2013/12/test-cases-created-equal/

Are you ready for testing? – Nicolai L. Nielsen – http://testing4tw.blogspot.com/2013/12/are-you-ready-for-testing.html

Challenges, Puzzles & Games – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2013/12/challenges-puzzles-games.html

Testing Bits – 12/1/13 – 12/7/13

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 12/1/13-12/7/13.

Articles & Blogs

25 Secrets That Have Made Me a Better Tester – Colin Cherry – http://itesting.com.au/2013/12/02/25-secrets-that-have-made-me-a-better-tester/

A Decade in Software Testing – Community Gang Wars – Parimala Hariprasad – http://curioustester.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-decade-in-software-testing-community.html

Another API Testing Mnemonic – Lynn McKee – http://www.qualityperspectives.ca/blog/2920

Cause and Effect Graph – Dynamic Test Case Writing Technique For Maximum Coverage with Fewer Test Cases – Vijay Shinde – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/cause-and-effect-graph-test-case-writing-technique/

Checklist: How To Generate Test Ideas – Rosie Sherry – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2013/12/checklist-how-to-generate-test-ideas/

State of Testing Survey 2013

As you know, I like to keep up with blogs and news in the Testing Community.

On Monday, I came across Michael Larsen’s blog post about a new testing survey coming out very soon that will be taking the pulse of the testing community. Since his posting, I have seen several others promoting it too.

So….I am jumping on the bandwagon to help promote this survey.

For all the details on this survey, you can visit:

Here are some details gathered from the site:

What is the goal of the survey?

To find answers to many interesting questions, such as:
– What are the main challenges faced by testers around the world?
– What does our professional environment look like?
– Where is the testing profession heading?
and even things like
– How tester’s salaries vary across different locations worldwide?

Who is conducting the survey?

Joel Montvelisky (http://qablog.practitest.com)
Lalit Bhamare (who edits Tea Time with Testers)

When is the survey?

Coming Soon – Projected as early as December 5. It will only run for about 10 days.

How can I help promote this survey?

Simply read and follow these directions:

I am looking forward to participating in the survey and seeing the results. I hope you will too!
Be sure to share the news with other testers that you know!

Testing Bits – 11/24/13 – 11/30/13

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 11/24/13-11/30/13.

Articles & Blogs

10 keys to a happy tester – Gareth Waterhouse – http://www.testingthewaterhouse.com/2013/11/10-keys-to-happy-tester.html

Are these really lame reasons not to hire tester? (part 1) – Darren Hails – http://rwtesting.co/really-lame-reasons-hire-tester-part-1/

Are these really lame reasons not to hire tester? (part 2) – Darren Hails – http://rwtesting.co/really-lame-reasons-hire-tester-part-2/

“The best kind of bug report” – Kristoffer Nordström – http://contextdriven.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-best-kind-of-bug-report.html

Blog: Can You Hear The Alarm Bells? – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2013/11/canyouhearthealarmbells/