Testing Bits – 3/2/14 – 3/8/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 3/2/14 – 3/8/14.

Articles & Blogs

4 Security Lessons From the Great Bitcoin Bug – Mike Brown – http://blog.utest.com/4-security-lessons-from-the-great-bitcoin-bug/2014/03/

5 Reasons Why You Are Going To Cock Up Your Testing – Jonathan Ross – http://warptest.com/2014/03/5-reasons-going-cock-testing/

A proposal for an advanced certification in software testing – Cem Kaner – http://kaner.com/?p=392

All testing done should be… – Pradeep Soundararajan – http://testertested.blogspot.com/2014/03/all-testing-done-should-be.html

Are we all selling our time or is contracting different? – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/03/are-we-all-selling-our-time-or-is.html

Back to the Future of Software Testing – Mike Brown – http://blog.utest.com/back-to-the-future-of-software-testing/2014/03/

Balancing Exploratory and Automated Testing in Agile: An Interview with Matt Attaway – Jonathan Vanian – http://www.stickyminds.com/interview/balancing-exploratory-and-automated-testing-agile-interview-matt-attaway

Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Application Testing – Nancy Ratnakar – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/beginners-guide-to-mobile-application-testing/

Blog: Harry Collins and The Motive for Distinctions – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/03/harry-collins-motive-for-distinctions/

Breaking Stories Into Tasks With Meta Stories – Stephan Kamper – http://seasidetesting.com/2014/03/02/breaking-stories-into-tasks-with-meta-stories/

“Cannot Reproduce”: 10 Steps To Get Rid Of Persistent Bugs – Bug Huntress – http://blog.bughuntress.com/functional-testing/cannot-reproduce-10-steps-to-get-rid-of-persistent-bugs

Checking a Guesstimate or estimate? – Nicolai L. Nielsen – http://testing4tw.blogspot.com/2014/03/checking-guesstimate-or-estimate.html

Community Spotlight Presents Jan Jaap Cannegieter – EuroStar Community – http://www.eurostarconferences.com/blog/2014/3/7/community-spotlight-presents-jan-jaap-cannegieter

Crowdsource Testing: Power in the Quantity and not the Quality? – Emma Armstrong – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2014/03/crowdsource-testing-power-quantity-quality/

Dissecting The Testing Quadrants – Rectangles – Duncan Nisbet – http://www.duncannisbet.co.uk/dissecting-the-testing-quadrants-rectangles

Effective Thinking in Software Testing – Irena Karthikeyan – http://vaagai.postach.io/effective-thinking-in-software-testing

How Did I Miss That Bug? Managing Cognitive Bias in Testing: An Interview with Gerie Owen and Peter Varhol – Cameron Philipp-Edmonds – http://www.stickyminds.com/interview/how-did-i-miss-bug-managing-cognitive-bias-testing-interview-gerie-owen-and-peter-varhol

How to Select Correct Test Cases for Automation Testing (and Ultimately Achieve a Positive Automation ROI) – Shilpa Chatterjee Roy – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/manual-to-automation-testing-process-challenges/

I recommended books… and my team bought them! – Kristoffer Nordström – http://ghost-contextdriven.rhcloud.com/i-recommended-books-and-my-team-bought-them/

In Pursuit of Quality: Shifting the Tester mindset – Brent M Jensen – http://testastic.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/in-pursuit-of-quality-shifting-the-test-mindset/

Interview questions for Quality Assurance Engineers – Noah Sussman – http://infiniteundo.com/post/78755712062/interview-questions-for-quality-assurance-engineers

Is Software Testing Once Again a “Concept Sale?” – Randy Rice – http://randallrice.blogspot.com/2014/03/is-software-testing-once-again-concept.html

Learn Software Testing from the Pen – NaveenKumar Namachivayam – http://qainsights.com/learn-software-testing-pen/

Maps, exploration and testing – Vipul Kocher – http://shishya-eternalstudent.blogspot.com/2014/03/maps-exploration-and-testing.html

Manual scripted test cases are a great way to learn the product… or are they? – Kristoffer Nordström – http://ghost-contextdriven.rhcloud.com/manual-scripted-test-cases-are-a-great-way-to-learn-the-product-or-are-they/

Mobile User Experience Test Design – Irena Karthikeyan – http://vaagai.postach.io/mobile-user-experience-test-design

More on haproxy geolocation detection and CDN services – Grig Gheorghiu – http://agiletesting.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-on-haproxy-geolocation-detection.html

Over-Correction – Markus Gartner – http://www.shino.de/2014/03/04/over-correction/

On Estimation and Stuff, For Chris – Pete Walen – http://rhythmoftesting.blogspot.com/2014/03/on-estimation-and-stuff-for-chris.html

Reporting session based testing – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/03/reporting-session-based-testing.html

Risk-Based Testing: Test Only What Matters – Rajnish Mehta – http://www.stickyminds.com/article/risk-based-testing-test-only-what-matters-0

Test Automation Lessons, Learned The Hard Way – Noah Sussman – http://infiniteundo.com/post/78722792590/test-automation-lessons-learned-the-hard-way

Test Techniques? Think About It… – Dan Ashby – http://danashby04.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/test-techniques-think-about-it/

Testing for SEO – Amy Phillips – http://testingthemind.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/testing-for-seo/

The characteristics of a specialist tester – Making the right prioritization – David Tzmach – http://www.dtvisiontech.com/2014/03/the-characteristics-of-specialist_7.html

The characteristics of a specialist tester – Passion for testing – David Tzhmach – http://www.dtvisiontech.com/2014/03/the-characteristics-of-specialist_2392.html

The characteristics of a specialist tester – The drive to explore – David Tzhmach – http://www.dtvisiontech.com/2014/03/the-characteristics-of-specialist.html

What is Software Testing? – NaveenKumar Namachivayam – http://qainsights.com/what-is-software-testing/

When Automated Tests Don’t Do What They’re “Supposed” To Do – Josh Grant – http://simplythetest.tumblr.com/post/78513304247/when-automated-tests-dont-do-what-theyre-supposed


Belgium Testing Days – Derk-Jan de Grood – http://djdegrood.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/belgium-testing-days-2/

CAT: Looking for enthusiastic testers that want to learn Agile – Derk-Jan de Grood – http://djdegrood.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/cat-looking-for-enthusiastic-testers-that-want-to-learn-agile/

Mobile Testing – the relation between tests, business goals and design considerations – Derk-Jan de Grood – http://djdegrood.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/mobile-testing-the-relation-between-tests-business-goals-and-design-considerations/

Socrates 2014 – Markus Gartner – http://www.shino.de/2014/03/03/socrates-2014/

WTA – 48: What kinds of UX Tests for the Mobile Hybrid App can be automated? – Michael Larsen – http://weekendtesting.com/archives/3416

Attention: Ohio Testers

3/13/14 – Cleveland, OH area – NOTiCE – Skill Development for Testers – http://bit.ly/No2nKA

3/20/14 – Columbus, OH – COQAA – Morphing QAs in a Maturing Agile Team – http://bit.ly/ZgW5PT

3/25/14 – Columbus, OH – Software QA & Testing Meetup – Test Reporting & Showing Testing Value – http://bit.ly/1gdswD9


UFT API – Are RPC Web Services Supported? – Joe Colantonio – http://www.joecolantonio.com/2014/03/04/uft-api-are-rpc-web-services-supported/

What Not To Do With Selenium: Site-Wide Format Testing – Josh Grant – http://simplythetest.tumblr.com/post/78585787931/what-not-to-do-with-selenium-site-wide-format-testing


Books: The MVP Reading List – Michael Kelly – http://michaeldkelly.com/blog/2014/3/6/the-mvp-reading-list-1.html

Don’t Miss these STP Testing Interviews! – Mike Lyles – http://mikelyles.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/stp-interviews/

Podcasts: Test Talks Podcast Episode2 – The Selenium GuideBook – Joe Colantonio – http://www.joecolantonio.com/2014/03/02/test-talks-podcast-episode2-the-selenium-guidebook/

Personal Reflections, Goals, Conference Announcements from Testers

I’m going to….. – Tony Bruce – http://dancedwiththetester.blogspot.com/2014/03/im-going-to.html

My Journey to Learn How to Code – Part 2 – Teri Charles – http://bouldertester.blogspot.com/2014/03/my-journey-to-learn-how-to-code-part-2.html

Plans for this year – John Stevenson – http://steveo1967.blogspot.com/2014/03/plans-for-this-year.html

Items of Interest for Testers

The 1 Critical Thing Wrong With Windows 8 – Jonathan Ross – http://warptest.com/2014/03/1-critical-thing-wrong-windows-8/

App Internet Usage Surpasses PCs for the First Time – Katherine Slattery – http://blog.utest.com/app-internet-usage-surpasses-pcs-for-the-first-time/2014/03/

Are You Managing Your Professional Day Well Enough? – Mukesh Sharma – http://www.techwell.com/2014/02/are-you-managing-your-professional-day-well-enough

Best Web Browser – Paul Lilly – http://www.maximumpc.com/best_web_browser_2014

Browser trench warfare: Early 2014 report – Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols – http://www.zdnet.com/browser-trench-warfare-early-2014-report-7000027099/

Opera 20 released, beefs up bookmarks bar, Speed Dial – Nick Peers – http://betanews.com/2014/03/04/opera-20-released-beefs-up-bookmarks-bar-speed-dial/

Safari vs. Chrome vs. Opera: Which is the fastest iOS browser? – Sharon Vaknin – http://cnettv.cnet.com/8301-35364_53-57619813/safari-vs-chrome-vs-opera-which-is-the-fastest-ios-browser/

Testing tumbleweed: the search for software testers – Anndeep Sandhu – http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-blogs/testing-tumbleweed-the-search-for-software-testers/59887/

Third-Party Software, Browser Components Account For Most Flaws, Study Finds – Robert Westervelt – http://www.crn.com/news/security/300071929/third-party-software-browser-components-account-for-most-flaws-study-finds.htm

What in the World Is Wagile? – Joe Townsend – http://www.techwell.com/2014/03/what-world-wagile

Will Tablets Eventually Kill Laptops? – Anuj Magazine – http://www.techwell.com/2014/03/will-tablets-eventually-kill-laptops

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