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

Dismissal of Oracles – Michele Smith – http://testerlostfocus.blogspot.com/2014/04/dismissal-of-oracles.html

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

Embracing Chimeras – eXtreme Programming eXhumed (Part 4) – Paul Mansell – http://www.thetestingrebel.com/2014/04/embracing-chimeras-extreme-programming.html

Exploratory Verses Ad hoc Testing – lets Dive In & Explore! – Arundhati Beura – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/exploratory-verses-ad-hoc-testing-lets-dive-in-explore/

How to Lead a Happier and Successful Test Team – Test Leadership Part 2 – Vijay Shinde – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-lead-a-happier-and-successful-test-team-test-leadership-part-2/

How to stress test your iOS app – Daniel Knott – http://dnlkntt.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/how-to-stress-test-your-ios-app/

I believe… – Andy Tinkham – http://testerthoughts.com/2014/04/08/i-believe/

Leadership in Testing – Test Lead Responsibilities and How to Manage Test Team Effectively – Sneha Nadig – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/test-lead-responsibilities-and-how-to-manage-test-team-effectively/

Lessons learned from a two dollar load test – Perze Ababa – http://perze.blogspot.com/2014/04/lessons-learned-from-two-dollar-load.html

Major Issues to focus on while Performing Black-Box Database Testing – Devesh Sharma – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/major-issues-to-focus-on-while-performing-black-box-database-testing/

Navigating Your Agile Testing Transition: An Interview with Mary Thorn – Cameron Phillip-Edmonds – http://www.stickyminds.com/interviews/navigating-your-agile-testing-transition-interview-mary-thorn

Nondeterministic Testing Instead Of Pass/Fail – Eric Jacobson – http://www.testthisblog.com/2014/04/nondeterministic-testing-instead-of.html

Out-Of-Touch People Want Metrics – Eric Jacobson – http://www.testthisblog.com/2014/04/out-of-touch-people-want-metrics.html

Shake and Bake test sessions – Luke Barfield – http://testingthoughts.co.uk/?p=60

Software Update Fixes Bugs (but cannot kill spiders) – Mike Brown – http://blog.utest.com/software-update-fixes-bugs-but-cannot-kill-spiders/2014/04/

SQLi – A Bird’s Eye View – Nibedita Sahoo – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/sqli-a-birds-eye-view-2/

State of testing – summary post – Maayan – http://qablog.practitest.com/2014/04/state-of-testing-summary-post/

TAOGD Lenses: Lens #2 “The Lens of Surprise” – Andy Tinkman – http://testerthoughts.com/2014/04/06/taogd-lenses-lens-2-the-lens-of-surprise/

TAOGD Lenses: Lens #3 “The Lens of Fun” – Andy Tinkham – http://testerthoughts.com/2014/04/11/taogd-lenses-lens-3-the-lens-of-fun/

Test Manager in Agile – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/04/test-manager-in-agile.html

Tester could help not waste developer and user time – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/04/tester-could-help-not-waste-developer.html

The characteristics of a specialist tester – Mastering the “Static” testing method – David Tzhmach – http://www.dtvisiontech.com/2014/04/the-characteristics-of-specialist_10.html

The dichotomy of building software and the actual users who use it – John Andrews – http://testingfromthehip.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/the-dichotomy-of-building-software-and-the-actual-users-who-use-it/

Users, Usage, Usability, and Data – Alan Page – http://angryweasel.com/blog/users-usage-usability-and-data/

Using defect trends for estimation – Nicolai L. Nielsen – http://testing4tw.blogspot.com/2014/04/using-defect-trends-for-estimation.html

We’re Gonna Test Like It’s 1999 (yeah try not to sing it!) – James Whitaker – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jw_on_tech/archive/2014/04/11/stop-testing-like-its-1999.aspx

What is Cookie Testing? – Pooja Gupta – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/what-is-cookie-testing/

What’s the acceptable involvement of a QA analyst in the requirements process? – Paul Gerrard – http://gerrardconsulting.com/?q=node/638

Why does it work in staging but not in production? – Grig Gheorghiu – http://agiletesting.blogspot.com/2014/04/why-does-it-work-in-staging-but-not-in.html

Conferences/Meetups/Organizations/Training

ALM Forum

Missed the ALM Forum Test Track? Check out Michael Larsen’s Live Blog – Seth Eliot – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/seliot/archive/2014/04/07/michael-larsen-nails-it-in-his-live-blog-of-my-alm-forum-talk.aspx

CAST 2014

Become a “Coyote” at CAST 2014 – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/04/become-coyote-at-cast-2014.html

Dutch Testing Conference

Thoughts about Dutch Testing Conference 2014 – Andrei Contan – http://andrei.contan.ro/thoughts-dutch-testing-conference-2014/

What a day… – Derk-Jan de Grood – http://djdegrood.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/what-a-day/

Star Canada 2014

STARCANADA… – David Greenless – http://martialtester.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/starcanada/

TestBash 2014

Inspiring times – Chris George – http://www.mostly-testing.co.uk/2014/04/inspiring-times.html

Knuckling Down – Adam Knight – http://www.a-sisyphean-task.com/2014/04/knuckling-down.html

TestBash Retrospective #4 – Automation: Time to Change Our Models – Chris S – http://secondsignofmadness.blogspot.com/2014/04/testbash-retrospective-4-automation.html

The TestBash 3 Story – Rosie Sherry – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2014/04/testbash-3-story/

Attention: Ohio Testers

4/29/14 – Columbus OH, Software QA & Testing Meetup – Tester Developer Collaboration – http://bit.ly/1h0CAEq

Tools

Capturing Network Traffic using NetExport in Selenium – Jaya Mohanty – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/capturing-network-traffic-using-netexport-in-selenium/

Cucumber and the Automated Chess Playing machine – Chris Tranter – http://www.metranterc.com/2014/04/cucumber-and-automated-chess-playing.html

Tracing JMeter transactions under load – Tim Koopmans – http://90kts.com/2014/04/11/tracing-jmeter-transactions-under-load/

Web Performance Report Using Y-Slow Tool along with Selenium – Jaya Mohanty – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/web-performance-report-using-y-slow-showslow-along-with-selenium-tool/

Miscellaneous

Infographic: Web Performance Impacts Conversion Rates – Arwen Price – http://loadstorm.com/2014/04/infographic-web-performance-impacts-conversion-rates/

Podcasts: AB Testing Podcast – Episode 2 – Leading change – Alan Page, Brent Jensen – http://testastic.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/ab-testing-podcast-episode-2-leading-change/

Podcasts: More Test Talk with Brent – Alan Page, Brent Jensen – http://angryweasel.com/blog/more-test-talk-with-brent/

Podcasts: STP RADIO #3: Introduction to STP Radio – Mark Tomlinson, Rich Hand – http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/5912/STP-RADIO-3-Introduction-to-STP-Radio/podcast

Webinar Recap: EuroStar ‘Four Tips for Web UI Automated’ – Jim Holmes – http://frazzleddad.blogspot.com/2014/04/webinar-recap-eurostar-tips-for-web-ui.html

Webinar: Join the Black Ops Testing Webinar – 14th April – Tony Bruce – http://dancedwiththetester.blogspot.com/2014/04/join-black-ops-testing-webinar-14th.html

Items of Interest for Testers

Avoid These Sneaky Time Wasters at Work – Naomi Karten – http://www.techwell.com/2014/04/avoid-these-sneaky-time-wasters-work

Browser Trends April 2014: Signs of Stability – Craig Buckler – http://www.sitepoint.com/browser-trends-april-2014-signs-stability/

Each Programming Language and its Influence on Software Development – Katherine Slattery – http://blog.utest.com/each-programming-language-and-its-influence-on-software-development/2014/04/

Heartbleed Bug Bypasses Web Encryption, Exposing Personal Data – Beth Romanik – http://www.techwell.com/2014/04/heartbleed-bug-bypasses-web-encryption-exposing-personal-data

Heartbleed Raises Debate About Testing of Open Source Software – Steve Rosenbush – http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/04/10/heartbleed-raises-debate-about-testing-of-open-source-software/

How Reactions Reveal Our Expectations for Software Quality – Bonnie Bailey – http://www.techwell.com/2014/04/how-reactions-reveal-our-expectations-software-quality

Major Security Loophole in an Estimated Two-Thirds of Web Servers – Katherine Slattery – http://blog.utest.com/major-security-loophole-in-an-estimated-two-thirds-of-web-servers/2014/04/

Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Complain at Work – Naomi Karten – http://www.techwell.com/2014/04/why-you-should-or-shouldn-t-complain-work

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