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/

Finding Your Own Integrity – James Bach – http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/1090

Google’s Hummingbird, Target misses the Target, and the Healthcare Site that Still Doesn’t Work – Randy Rice – http://randallrice.blogspot.com/2013/12/googles-hummingbird-target-misses.html

I shouldn’t be a tester – I was tested – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2013/12/i-shouldnt-be-tester-i-was-tested.html

Integrity 2: On Being Under the Radar – James Bach – http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/1133

Software Testing: A Hunt for Fragility – Bonnie Bailey – http://www.techwell.com/2013/12/software-testing-hunt-fragility

The methodology elastoplast – Paul Littlebury – http://jaffamonkey.com/the-methodology-elastoplast/

Why Curiosity Makes for an Excellent Software Tester – Beth Romanik – http://www.techwell.com/2013/12/why-curiosity-makes-excellent-software-tester


WHOSE – WorksHop on Self Education in software testing – Chris George – http://www.mostly-testing.co.uk/2013/12/whose-workshop-on-self-education-in.html

Attention: Ohio Testers and those that can make it to Columbus, OH

1/28/14 – Columbus, OH – Software QA & Testing Meetup – Documenting for Testing – http://bit.ly/19UrdKJ

2/18/14 – Columbus, OH – Conference – QA or the Highway – http://bit.ly/17oU8qJ


Hunting for an SWT Test Framework? Say Hello to Red Deer – Len DiMaggio – http://swqetesting.blogspot.com/2013/12/hunting-for-swt-test-framework-say.html

Problems running WebDriver on Firefox 26? – Alan Richardson – http://seleniumsimplified.com/problems-running-webdriver-on-firefox-26/

Question: Do you use WebDriverWait instead of Asserts? – Alan Ricardson – http://seleniumsimplified.com/question-do-you-use-webdriverwait-instead-of-asserts/

Testing Rake Tasks – Stephan Kamper – http://seasidetesting.com/2013/12/28/testing-rake-tasks/


Books – Book ’em, Danno! – James Thomas – http://qahiccupps.blogspot.com/2013/12/book-em-danno.html

Cartoon: Merry Christmas – Andy Glover – http://cartoontester.blogspot.com/2013/12/merry-christmas.html

Podcast: SoftwareTestPro – Session 1002: Leveraging Monitoring and Test Automation to Woo Customers – Vikas Bhulpalam – http://testingpodcast.com/softwaretestpro-session-1002-leveraging-monitoring-and-test-automation-to-woo-customers/

Podcast: .Net Rocks – 929 Performance and Production Monitoring with Scott Barber – Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell, Scott Barber – http://testingpodcast.com/net-rocks-929-performance-and-production-monitoring-with-scott-barber/

Personal Reflections, Goals, Conference Announcements from Testers

2013 Retrospective: a year’s reflection – Roy de Kleijn – http://rdekleijn.nl/2013-retrospective-years-reflection/

Change of Years: 2013-2014 – Pete Walen – http://rhythmoftesting.blogspot.com/2013/12/change-of-years-2013-2014.html

Year Review 2013 – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! – Gareth Waterhouse – http://www.testingthewaterhouse.com/2013/12/year-review-2013-merry-christmas-and.html

Items of Interest for Testers

8 Biggest Security Threats of 2013 – Jamie Saine – http://blog.utest.com/8-biggest-security-threats-of-2013/2013/12/

A Mobile OS That Can Be Used on Any Device – Jamie Saine – http://blog.utest.com/a-mobile-os-that-can-be-used-on-any-device/2013/12/

Could a $150,000 enforced bug bounty put zero-day exploit brokers out of business? – Darlene Storm – http://blogs.computerworld.com/cybercrime-and-hacking/23317/could-150000-enforced-bug-bounty-put-zero-day-exploit-brokers-out-business

Developers in 2013: Focus shifts to testing and security – Christina Mulligan – http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=67516&page=1

How Tabs Saved Our Life: The Evolution of the Web Browser – Duaine Hahn – http://www.complex.com/tech/2013/12/evolution-of-tabs-web-browser-internet

Online Readers Still Favor Desktops – Jamie Saine – http://blog.utest.com/online-readers-still-favor-desktops/2013/12/

The top ten technology disasters of 2013 – Colin Armitage – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10520015/The-top-ten-technology-disasters-of-2013.html

We don’t need no STEENKIN’ exploit brokers: Let’s FLATTEN all bug bounties – John Leyden – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/23/compulsory_bug_bounties/


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