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/

Blog: Very Short Blog Posts (17): Regression Obsession – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2014/04/very-short-blog-posts-17-regression-obsession/

Dissecting The Testing Quadrants – Some Examples – Duncan Nisbet – http://www.duncannisbet.co.uk/dissecting-the-testing-quadrants-some-examples

Dissecting The Testing Quadrants – Wrap Up – Duncan Nisbet – http://www.duncannisbet.co.uk/dissecting-the-testing-quadrants-wrap-up

Domain Driven Design In The Heuristic Test Strategy Model – Duncan Nisbet – http://www.duncannisbet.co.uk/domain-driven-design-in-the-heuristic-test-strategy-model-2

Easy is the Path to Wisdom for Those not Blinded by Themselves – Simon Knight – http://sjpknight.com/easy-is-the-path-to-wisdom-for-those-not-blinded-by-themselves/

In the Context of Context-Driven – James Thomas – http://qahiccupps.blogspot.com/2014/04/in-context-of-content-driven.html

Is Your Mobile App Safe From These Security Breaches? – Mike Brown – http://www.mobileapptesting.com/is-your-mobile-app-safe-from-these-security-breaches/2014/04/

Keep Calm and Get The Bugs Fixed – Maria Kedemo – http://www.testingcircus.com/keep-calm-and-get-the-bugs-fixed/

Making Numbers Count: Metrics That Matter: An Interview with Mike Trites – Cameron Philipp-Edmonds – http://www.stickyminds.com/interviews/making-numbers-count-metrics-matter-interview-mike-trites?page=0%2C0

Miscommunications…And How to Recover – Matt Heusser – http://www.stickyminds.com/blog/matt-heusser/miscommunications-and-how-recover

My Baby Steps towards Automation!! – Ruma Dak – http://rumadak.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/my-baby-steps-towards-automation/

On Checking and Exploration – Karthikeyan Palaniswamy – http://vaagai.postach.io/on-checking-and-exploration

On Test Results and Decisions about Test Results – Simon Morley – http://testers-headache.blogspot.com/2014/04/on-test-results-and-decisions-about.html

Please leave ALL your emotions outside the door – Joel Montvelisky – http://qablog.practitest.com/2014/04/please-leave-all-your-emotions-outside-the-door/

Reviews and Inspections: The Basics – Thomas Cagley – http://tcagley.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/reviews-and-inspections-206/

RIMGEA – Sami Söderblom – http://theadventuresofaspacemonkey.blogspot.com/2014/04/rimgea.html

Stakeholder Tests – an output of requirements gathering and refinement – Duncan Nisbet – http://www.duncannisbet.co.uk/stakeholder-tests-an-output-of-requirements-gathering-and-refinement

Striving For Early Feedback – Aleksis Tulonen – http://flowoftesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/striving-for-early-feedback/

TECHNICAL TESTER FRIDAY – Getting UnGraphical with lynx and grep – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/04/technical-tester-friday-getting.html

Test Reports – Nicolai L. Nielsen – http://testing4tw.blogspot.com/2014/04/test-reports.html

Test Strategy Retrospective – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2014/04/test-strategy-retrospective.html

Web Performance of Ecommerce Applications – Scott Price – http://loadstorm.com/2014/04/web-performance-ecommerce-applications/

What Is Exploratory Testing? – Smita Dash – http://intensetesting.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/what-is-exploratory-testing-2/

Why No Test Cases – Will Yates – http://outspokenhobbit.blogspot.com/2014/04/why-no-test-cases.html


Selenium SF Live: An Evening With Dave Haeffner – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/04/selenium-sf-live-evening-with-dave.html

SQE training week in Boston – Franziska R. – http://blog.xceptance.com/2014/04/25/sqe-training-week-in-boston/

Attention: Ohio Testers

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

5/7/14 – Cleveland, OH – NOTiCE – Lightening Rounds – http://www.meetup.com/notice/events/164990462/


REST-Assured – How to Post a JSPON Request – Joe Colantonio – http://www.joecolantonio.com/2014/04/24/rest-assured-how-to-post-a-json-request/

The Red Deer Recorder – Len DiMaggio – http://swqetesting.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-red-deer-recorder.html

Troubleshoot Snapshots in HP LoadRunner – NaveenKumar Namachivayam – http://qainsights.com/troubleshoot-snapshots-in-hp-loadrunner/

Use of Rapid Reporter in Exploratory Testing – Maaret Pyhäjärvi – http://www.testingcircus.com/use-of-rapid-reporter-in-exploratory-testing/


Slides: Empathy in Software Testing – Simon Knight – http://sjpknight.com/empathy-in-software-testing/

Videos: TestBash 3 Video: 99 Second Talks – Rosie Sherry – http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2014/04/testbash-3-video-99-second-talks/

Items of Interest for Testers

A Conventional but Flawed View of Leadership – Gerald Weinberg – http://secretsofconsulting.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-conventional-but-flawed-view-of.html

A Leaner and Cleaner Codeacademy – Michael Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2014/04/a-leaner-and-cleaner-codecademy.html

Bug can cause deadly failures when anesthesia device is connected to cell phones – Dan Goodin – http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/bug-can-cause-deadly-failures-when-anesthesia-device-is-connected-to-cell-phones/

Driving Devops – Jim Bird – http://swreflections.blogspot.com/2014/04/driving-devops.html

Perhaps They Should Have Tested More – CTB/McGraw Hill – Joe Strazzere – http://www.allthingsquality.com/2014/04/perhaps-they-should-have-tested-more.html

Per Scholas and Doran Jones Partner to Build Test Center in South Bronx – Keith Klain – http://qualityremarks.com/per-scholas-and-doran-jones-partner-to-build-test-center-in-south-bronx/

The Heartbleed Bug Saga Continues…on your Android Device – Erika Poole – http://blog.applause.com/the-heartbleed-saga-continueson-your-android-device/2014/04/

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