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

Evolution of a model – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/04/evolution-of-model.html

Fixing the Brittleness Problem with GUI Tests – Clint Hoagland – http://www.stickyminds.com/articles/fixing-brittleness-problem-gui-tests

Frustrated on the silo mentality and working solo – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/04/frustrated-on-silo-mentality-and.html

Hands-on Testing is a Valuable Test Management Practice – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://visible-quality.blogspot.com/2014/04/hands-on-testing-is-valuable-test.html

Instigating Change – Amy Phillips – http://testingthemind.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/instigating-change/

Mind Mapping: An Introduction – Thomas Cagley – http://tcagley.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/mind-mapping/

Mind Mapping: Brainstorming and Other Uses – Thomas Cagley – http://tcagley.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/mind-mapping-brainstorming-and-other-uses/

Mind Mapping: Drawing A Basic Mind Map – Thomas Cagley – http://tcagley.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/mind-mapping-drawing-a-basic-mind-map/

Mind Mapping: Some Guidelines – Thomas Cagley – http://tcagley.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/mind-mapping-some-guidelines/

Mobile Testing in the Cloud: An Interview with Rachel Obstler –  Cameron Philipp-Edmonds – http://www.stickyminds.com/interviews/mobile-testing-cloud-interview-rachel-obstler

On Thinking about Heuristic Discovery – Simon Morley – http://testers-headache.blogspot.com/2014/04/on-thinking-about-heuristic-discovery.html

Refusing to do bad work… – Huib Schoots – http://www.huibschoots.nl/wordpress/?p=1689

Stop Talking Gibberish – Jonathan Roe – http://www.morethanfunctional.co.uk/1/post/2014/04/stop-talking-gibberish.html

TECHNICAL TESTER, err, Saturday: Pain Fog and Objective Completion – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/04/technical-tester-err-saturday-pain-fog.html

Testing end-to-end? Remember, more could be counter productive – Anand Ramdeo – http://www.testinggeek.com/testing-end-to-end-remember-more-could-be-counter-productive

The State of AST – A Personal Retrospective – Benjamin Yaroch – http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/2014/04/14/the-state-of-ast-a-personal-retrospective/

Variable Testers – James Bach – http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/1453

Using Exploratory Testing to Drive Automation – John Stevenson – http://steveo1967.blogspot.com/2014/04/using-exploratory-testing-to-drive.html

What I found out about “Tacit and Explicit Knowledge” so far – Patrick Prill –  http://testpappy.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/what-i-found-out-about-tacit-and-explicit-knowledge-so-far/

What is Usability Testing and its Benefit? – Ujjaul Varshney – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/what-is-usability-testing-and-its-benefits/

What is your Legacy? – Bernice Niel Ruhland – http://thetestersedge.com/2014/04/17/what-is-your-legacy/

What is Your Legacy – Part 2 – Bernice Niel Ruhland – http://thetestersedge.com/2014/04/19/what-is-your-legacy-part-2/

Why I am context-driven – Joris Meerts – http://dewt.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/why-i-am-context-driven-joris-meerts/


Two testers at 3rd #OSCHackathon – Karlo Smid – http://zagorskisoftwaretester.blogspot.com/2014/04/two-testers-at-3rd-oschackathon.html

TweetBits from STPCon – Day 1 – Matt Hutchison – http://blog.testingcurator.com/2014/04/16/tweetbits-from-stpcon-day-1/

TweetBits from STPCon – Day 2 – Matt Hutchison – http://blog.testingcurator.com/2014/04/16/tweetbits-from-stpcon-day-2/

TweetBits from STPCon – Day 3 – Matt Hutchison – http://blog.testingcurator.com/2014/04/18/tweetbits-from-stpcon-day-3/

WTANZ 20 – Heuristics in Exploratory Testing – Dean Mackenzie – http://weekendtesting.com/archives/3461

Attention: Ohio Testers

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


What is VAPI-XP Test in HP Quality Center? – NaveenKumar Namachivayam – http://qainsights.com/vapi-xp-test-hp-quality-center/


Magazines – Testing Trapeze – 2014 – April Edition – Katrina Clokie – http://www.testingcircus.com/testing-trapeze-2014-april-edition/

Podcasts: AB Testing – Episode 3 – Alan Page – http://angryweasel.com/blog/ab-testing-episode-3/

Podcasts: Episode #41 PerfBytes Live! At STPCON Spring 2014 – Mark Tomlinson, James Pulley – http://www.perfbytes.com/perfbytes-live-stpcon-spring-2014

Items of Interest for Testers

Agile – What’s a Manager to Do? – Jim Bird – http://swreflections.blogspot.com/2014/04/agile-whats-manager-to-do.html

Life as a Remote Worker – Chris Kenst – http://www.mytechfetish.com/2014/04/life-as-remote-worker.html

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