Testing Bits – 2/16/14 – 2/22/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 2/16/14 – 2/22/14.

Articles & Blogs

A culture challenge – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-culture-challenge.html

A Tester’s commitment to a Developer – Jokin Aspiazu – http://jokinaspiazu.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-testers-commitment-to-developer.html

Agile Testing vs Exploratory Testing – Paul – http://swtester.blogspot.com/2014/02/agile-testing-vs-exploratory-testing.html

Any newly successful software organization needs a Continous Integration (CI) system in order to continue to survive – Noah Sussman – http://infiniteundo.com/post/77311797879/successful-orgs-need-ci

Attack-driven Testing of Payment Management Systems for Credit Cards – Software Testing Genius – http://www.softwaretestinggenius.com/attack-driven-testing-of-payment-management-systems-for-credit-cards

My Experience at QA or the Highway

Event – QA or the Highway
Date – February 18, 2014
Location – OCLC Conference Center – Dublin, Ohio

QA or the Highway was the first conference of the year for me to attend and was practically located in my backyard.  The conference was well attended with approximately 250-300 testers in attendance.  The one day conference consisted of an opening keynote, 4 breakout sessions (with an option to chose from one of four tracks), and the closing keynote.  The speakers consisted of national, regional, and local speakers from the area.

For the details:
http://qaorthehighway.com/Schedule.html
http://qaorthehighway.com/Speakers.html

Here is my account…it’s a bit lengthy, but so was the day.

Testing Bits – 2/9/14 – 2/15/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 2/9/14 – 2/15/14.

Articles & Blogs

A kid who guessed my swipe lock password – Mantas – http://testuotojas.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/a-kid-who-guessed-my-swipe-lock-password/

ATDD in Scaled Agile Environments – Markus Gartner – http://www.shino.de/2014/02/14/atdd-in-scaled-agile-environments/

Being a Fraud and a Failure – JCD – http://about98percentdone.blogspot.com/2014/02/being-fraud-and-failure.html

Career planning as a path to promotion – using a formal career development plan – Bernice Niel Ruhland – http://thetestersedge.com/2014/02/15/career-planning-as-a-path-to-promotion-using-a-formal-career-development-plan/

Careers on coffee table – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/02/careers-on-coffee-table.html

Testing Bits – 2/2/14 – 2/8/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 2/2/14 – 2/8/14.

Articles & Blogs

A Bunch Of Random Dudes Get Called Testers. What Happens Next Is Unreal. – Jonathan Ross – http://warptest.com/2014/02/bunch-random-dudes-get-called-testers-happens-next-unreal

Blog: We Have to Automate – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/02/we-have-to-automate/

Data Privacy and Security in ThoughtWorks Radar, Sort of – Jim Bird – http://swreflections.blogspot.com/2014/02/data-privacy-and-security-in.html

Do Cats Make Better Software Testers? – Melvin Burton – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2014/02/cats-make-better-software-testers/

Feeling Lost in the Woods? Mind Maps Can Help – Claire Moss – http://www.stickyminds.com/better-software-magazine-article/feeling-lost-woods-mind-maps-can-help

Testing Bits – 1/26/14 – 2/1/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 1/26/14 – 2/1/14.

Articles & Blogs

Are you a Tester or a QA Engineer? – Garth Waterhouse – http://www.testingthewaterhouse.com/2014/01/are-you-tester-or-qa-engineer.html

Automated Functional Testing – A Test Activity? – Stephen Janaway – http://stephenjanaway.co.uk/stephenjanaway/blog/automated-functional-testing-a-test-activity/

Blog: Very Short Blog Posts (11): Passing Test Cases – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/01/very-short-blog-posts-11-passing-test-cases/

Community Spotlight Presents Nathalie van Delft – EurSTAR Community – http://www.eurostarconferences.com/blog/2014/1/31/community-spotlight-presents-nathalie-van-delft

Learner-Learner Interaction – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/01/learner-learner-interaction.html