Testing Bits – 4/20/14 – 4/26/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 4/20/14 – 4/26/14.

Articles & Blogs

A better way to hire developers and testers – Mario – http://ortask.com/a-better-way-to-hire-developers-and-testers/

About Agile Testing and Nonsense – Alex Podelko – http://alexanderpodelko.com/blog/2014/04/24/about-agile-testing-and-nonsense/

Automation – Shall I invest in building dedicated team? – Vipul Gupta – http://vipulgupta1.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/automation-shall-i-invest-in-building-dedicated-team/

Blog: A Tale of Four Projects – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/04/a-tale-of-four-projects/

Blog: “In The Real World” – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/04/in-the-real-world/

Testing Bits – 4/13/14 – 4/19/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 4/13/14 – 4/19/14.

Articles & Blogs

A Personal Failure Analysis: Why it appears CDT has failed – Jeremy Carey-Dressler – http://about98percentdone.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-personal-failure-analysis-why-it.html

Blog: Very Short Blog Posts (16): Usability Problems Are Probably Testability Problems Too – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/04/very-short-blog-posts-16-usability-problems-are-probably-testability-problems-too/

Collective Noun for Testers? – Rob Lambert – http://thesocialtester.co.uk/collective-noun-for-testers/

Dear fellow tester, what have you done for software testing? – Karlo Smid – http://zagorskisoftwaretester.blogspot.com/2014/04/dear-fellow-tester-what-have-you-done.html

Dissecting The Testing Quadrants – Different Representations – Duncan Nisbet – http://www.duncannisbet.co.uk/dissecting-the-testing-quadrants-different-representations

TweetBits from STPCon – Day 3

The continuation of TweetBits for #STPCon – Day #3 (The Final Day)

As seen on Twitter, the list is coming in reverse order.

RT @mtomlins: #STPCON Spring 2014 draws to a close, so submit a proposal to join us this Fall in Denver -> https://stpcollaborative.wufoo.com/forms/zwzrinh108o83v/ … …

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins  16h
And thanks to the @SoftwareTestPro staff and #STPCON support team at @SheratonNOLA for making everything work smoothly all week!

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  16h
And that concludes our #STPCon day.

Brett Hinton ‏@hintbw  17h
Thanks #STPCon for a great conference – enjoyed the presentations, people and the place

Jay Philips ‏@jayphilips  17h
“Always remember that your audience matters” ~ @loadrunnerbth #STPCon

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  17h
#STPCon @mtomlins @mikelyles change momentum of a presentation,  use off button for screen, move away, Ask a question, turn button on screen

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison  17h
#STPCon @ @mikelyles use the figure 8 room the W method when looking at the audience when presenting – good advice to keep attention

TweetBits from STPCon – Day 2

The continuation of TweetBits for #STPCon – Day #2

As seen on Twitter, the list is coming in reverse order.

Carlene Wese ‏@cswesepieces  2h
Can’t wait to go back to my team and talk about biases and thinking fast & slow @justjoehere #STPCon will get ebook from library tonight!

Raj Subramanian ‏@epsilon11  2h
Just attended an awesome presentation on cognitive biases of testers by @justjoehere #STPCon @cswesepieces

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins  3h
@justjoehere observational biases affecting your testing -> and you might miss a $500 up-side #stpcon

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins  3h
@mtomlins: @justjoehere “System 1 thinking is intuitive & almost automatic. System 2 is more deliberate cognition.” #STPCon

TweetBits from STPCon – Day 1

I was unable to make it to New Orleans this year for #STPCon.  Here are the more interesting Tweets that I saw from the first day of the conference.

Things started out fast and furious in the morning during the keynote, but died down as the day went on.  Regardless of the decline of activity, there were still some good posts well worth tracking.  Looking forward to seeing what Day 2 has as well.

STP Con Day #1

As seen on Twitter, the list is coming in reverse order.

Graeme Harvey ‏@graemeRharvey
@erikld @cswesepieces might be a wrap on this year. Perhaps I’ll write a blog to summarize my talk for those who missed it. #STPCon

Sarah Chavez ‏@withitall1
‘Information is useful only as long as it is understood’ #STPCon

Testing Bits – 4/6/14 – 4/12/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 4/6/14 – 4/12/14.

Articles & Blogs

A Meager Checklist to Start Testing a Webpage – Jayprakash Mourya – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/a-meager-checklist-to-start-testing-a-webpage/

An Elaborative Discussion of Usability Testing – Srikant Das – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/an-elaborative-discussion-on-usability-testing/

Bad testers and the power of words in turning things true – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/04/bad-testers-and-power-of-words-in.html

Basic Points to Test an E-Commerce Website – Smita Dash – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/basic-points-to-test-an-e-commerce-website/

Continuous releases are a way forward even without automation – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/04/continuous-releases-are-way-forward.html

Testing Bits – 3/30/14 – 4/5/14

Testing Bits – 3/30/14 – 4/5/14

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 3/30/14 – 4/5/14.

Articles & Blogs

A Little Blog Post on a Big Idea: Does the Software Work? – Pete Walen – http://rhythmoftesting.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-little-blog-post-on-big-idea-does.html

Another Learning Style Model – Thomas Cagley – http://tcagley.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/another-learning-style-model/

Anyone can be a (bad) tester – Jari Laakso – http://jarilaakso.blogspot.com/2014/04/anyone-can-be-bad-tester.html

Anyone can be a tester – Jonathan Roe – http://www.morethanfunctional.co.uk/1/post/2014/04/anyone-can-be-a-tester.html

Blog: I’ve Had It With Defects – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/04/ive-had-it-with-defects/