Testing Bits – 3/9/14- 3/15/14

Testing Bits – 3/9/14- 3/15/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 3/9/14- 3/15/14.

Articles & Blogs

Application Security – Can you Rely on the Honeymoon Effect? – Jim Bird – http://swreflections.blogspot.com/2014/03/application-security-can-you-rely-on.html

Benefits of session-based test management – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/03/benefits-of-session-based-test.html

Communication (Or Something Like It) – Matt Heusser – http://www.stickyminds.com/blog/matt-heusser/communication-or-something-it

Creating a Better Testing Future: The World Is Changing and We Must Change With It: An Interview with Lee Copeland – Cameron Philipp-Edmonds – http://www.stickyminds.com/interview/creating-better-testing-future-world-changing-and-we-must-change-it-interview-lee-copeland

Creating Good Testing Challenges – Markus Gartner – http://www.shino.de/2014/03/13/creating-good-testing-challenges/

Don’t write “Five Hidden Costs of X” but when you do I will reply – David Burns – http://www.theautomatedtester.co.uk/blog/2014/dont-write-five-hidden-costs-of-x-but-when-you-do-i-will-reply.html

G(r)ood Testing Volume 3 – The role of test manager: It depends – Derk-Jan de Grood – http://www.eurostarconferences.com/blog/2014/3/11/grood-testing-volume-3—the-role-of-test-manager-it-depends

Exterminate – Andy Glover – http://cartoontester.blogspot.com/2014/03/exterminate.html

How organizational culture helps in success or failure? – Santhosh Tuppad – http://tuppad.com/blog/2014/03/09/how-organizational-culture-helps-in-success-or-failure/

How to gain credibility as a tester – John Andrews – http://testingfromthehip.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/gain-credibility-and-show-your-worth/

How to Start a Software Testing Debate – Nilanjan Bhattacharya – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2014/03/start-software-testing-debate/

Learning as a Professional – Markus Gartner – http://www.shino.de/2014/03/10/learning-as-a-professional/

Master of test data – Karlo Smid – http://zagorskisoftwaretester.blogspot.com/2014/03/master-of-test-data.html

Mobile Development and Aggressive Testing: An Interview with Josh Michaels – Jonathan Vanian – http://www.stickyminds.com/interview/mobile-development-and-aggressive-testing-interview-josh-michaels

Mobility and technology – Can testers keep up? – Daryl Searle – http://dsearle.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/a-bridge-too-far/

More Learning as a Professional – Markus Gartner – http://www.shino.de/2014/03/11/more-learning-as-a-professional/

On Beer, Mobile Development, and Crowdsourced Testing: An Interview with Greg Avola – Jonathan Vanian – http://www.stickyminds.com/interview/beer-mobile-development-and-crowdsourced-testing-interview-greg-avola

One Page Session Based Testing Status – Simon Knight – http://sjpknight.com/one-page-session-based-testing-status/

Preparation for the Rapid Software Testing Course – Kim Engel – http://isitgoodenoughyet.com/2014/03/16/preparation-for-the-rapid-software-testing-course/

Program Performance Test Management – Challenges and Rewards – Saeed Kazi – http://perftestmgmt.blogspot.com/2014/03/program-performance-test-management.html

Software Testing Career – Are you moving in the right direction? – Anand Ramdeo – http://www.testinggeek.com/software-testing-career-are-you-moving-in-the-right-direction

Speaking to Your Business Using Measurements – Justin Rohrman – http://www.stickyminds.com/article/speaking-your-business-using-measurements?page=0%2C0

SQL 101 – know what you need to know – Sharon Robson – http://blog.softed.com/2014/03/10/sql-101-%E2%80%93-know-what-you-need-to-know/

TECHNICAL TESTER FRIDAY: A Bare Bones PHP Site and a Foundation for Further Work – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/03/technical-tester-friday-bare-bones-php.html

Test Cases Vs Test Scenarios – Which is Better? (My Experience) – Bhumika Mehta – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/test-cases-vs-test-scenarios/

Testing Android at Facebook – Stephen Janaway – http://stephenjanaway.co.uk/stephenjanaway/experiences/testing-android-facebook/

Testing Strategy and Test Planning – My mindmap – Ajay Balamurugadas – http://enjoytesting.blogspot.com/2014/03/testing-strategy-and-test-planning-my.html

Testing Timeline: What is your % – Ajay Balamurugadas – http://enjoytesting.blogspot.com/2014/03/testing-timeline-what-is-your.html

The Anomic Potential of #NoEstimates – Michael Corum – http://www.tnridgeback.com/2014/03/the-anomic-potential-of-noestimates.html

Tips for great brown bag lunches – Alister Scott – http://watirmelon.com/2014/03/13/tips-for-great-brown-bag-lunches/

Unit Testing Test case preparation Guidelines and checklist – Sumit Kalra – http://www.softwaretestingtimes.com/2014/03/Unit-Testing-Test-case-preparation-Guidelines-checklist.html

What Testers Can Learn from Marketing – Adam Knight – http://www.a-sisyphean-task.com/2014/03/what-testers-can-learn-from-marketing.html

When good practices turn bad – Amy Phillips – http://testingthemind.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/when-good-practices-turn-bad/


Learn Selenium WebDriver Online On Our New Training Platform – Alan Richardson – http://seleniumsimplified.com/learn-selenium-webdriver-online-on-our-new-training-platform/

Attention: Ohio Testers

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


Do you REALLY need to run your WebDriver tests in IE? – Alister Scott – http://watirmelon.com/2014/03/13/do-you-really-need-to-run-your-webdriver-tests-in-ie/

Free Cloud-based Load Testing Tools – NaveenKumar Namachivayam – http://qainsights.com/free-cloud-based-load-testing-tools/


Book Review – Selenium WebDriver Practical Guide – Joe Colantonio – http://www.joecolantonio.com/2014/03/13/book-review-selenium-webdriver

Podcast: Episode #38 Continuous Performance Testing – Mark Tomlinson, James Pulley – http://www.perfbytes.com/continuous-performance-testing

Podcast: How to Create an Automated Testing Framework – Joe Colantonio – http://joecolantonio.com/testtalks/03-selenium-automation-framework/

Podcast: Mobile Testing – Stephen Janaway – http://testinginthepub.co.uk/testinginthepub/testing/mobile-testing/

Podcast: STP Radio #1: An Interview with Mark Tomlinson – Rich Hand – http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/5901/STP-Radio-1-An-Interview-with-Mark-Tomlinson/

Podcast: STP Radio #2: An Interview with STPCon Keynote Mike Lyles – Rich Hand – http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/5902/STP-Radio-2-An-Interview-with-STPCon-Keynote-Mike-Lyles/Software-Test-Professionals-Conference-Test-and-QA-podcast

Personal Reflections, Goals, Conference Announcements from Testers

fast, faster, Fastly – Steve Sounders – http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2014/03/10/fast-faster-fastly/

Happy 4th Birthday, TESTHEAD :)!!! – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/03/happy-4th-birthday-testhead.html

Items of Interest for Testers

A peek at the future of software testing – http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71591:A-peek-at-the-future-of-software-testing&catid=279

Klain connects QASymphony and Doran Jones – Georgina Lavers – http://www.securitieslendingtimes.com/securitieslendingnews/article.php?article_id=219202#.UyS00l6ppbo

Mobile banking applications call for specialized software testing – Kalyan Rao Konda – http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/287902/mobile-banking-applications-specialized-software-testing

Why Software Testing Can’t Save You From IT Disasters – Paul Rubens – http://www.cio.com.au/article/540354/why_software_testing_can_t_save_from_it_disasters/?fp=4&fpid=51241

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