Tweet Bits from #StarWest 2014

Here’s another edition of Tweet Bits.  This edition’s list is for StarWest 2014 – Breaking Software.

StarWest 2014 was held again at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California this year from October 12-17, 2014.

Below you will find the Tweets that caught my attention over the last week at #StarWest.  Buckle up, it’s a long list.

Thank you to all those that took the time to live Tweet for all of us that could not make it to the conference.

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

StarWest Tweets – 12/17 – Testing and Quality Leadership Summit

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest Use servant leadership outside of #agile projects to drive success within your organization

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest everybody deserves to be managed!

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest One great way to improve your test organization and motivate staff is to cross train people so they learn new things

Jon Bach ‏@jbtestpilot
I disagree that software isn’t “done” if there are bugs. Why? The biz decides (as customer proxy) what bugs are acceptable. #starwest

Jon Bach ‏@jbtestpilot
“Everything coming up roses” is not a good thing if what you planted was vegetables. #starwest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest the definition of Done MUST include testing!  In #agile there is not such thing as ‘developer done’

Adrián ‏@Adri4nMX
“It’s okay to fail. We learn from fail” #starwest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest a big benefit of #agile is that everybody is responsible for quality, not just the testers

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
A critical component of #devops is determining what the quality gates and regression tests are for each env you plan to use #starwest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest When working to integrated testers into agile projects, look hard at skills and abilities to put people in a good starting place

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest the time has come to get serious about scrubbing and whitewashing prod test data before its use.  Don’t risk privacy issues!

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
#starwest treat test automation as software dev: design, script review, reuse common scripts, CM your test scripts

Rey Castillo ‏@ReyCastil1o
Good takeaway.  QA: partner (verb and adjective) with the business, development, and customer #Starwest

Rey Castillo ‏@ReyCastil1o
Software Testing as Art and Science (#STaAaS) Good takeaway. #Starwest #Quality #QA

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Management:”Get this done today” Answer: “yes but <this> is what will suffer”. Don’t say no, id what will not be done @jbtestpilot #starwest

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
QA=quality assistance… Not quality assurance @jbtestpilot #starwest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@robsab there is no right answer to how much project budget goes toward testing.  It depends upon the risk of failure #starwest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@robsab If you have limited testing resources in #agile, focus on teaching test design to devs so they can better support quality #starwest

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@robsab don’t focus on the ROI of testing, focus on assessing risk to decide to ship #STARWEST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@cheekytester if there is no value in doing testing for an org, then unfortunately we should stop testing. #STARWEST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@jbtestpilot Check out the book Influencers.  Talks about why people do what they do #STARWEST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
@jbtestpilot we are all code that is tested.  Learn from you experiences. #STARWEST

Jeffery Payne ‏@jefferyepayne
Moderating the Testing and Quality Leadership Summit at #STARWEST today.  @jbtestpilot giving talk now

StarWest Tweets – 12/16 – Conference Day 2

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Thanks to everyone who came out to #starwest!  See you next time!

Jeanne Schmidt ‏@Jeanne_Schmidt
Thanks @STARWEST for a great conference! #starwest

lisacrispin ‏@lisacrispin
@KwalityRules thanks for sharing some of your #starwest experiences here!

John G ‏@66Leroy
Things I learned today…. Users are evil, all data is corrupt until proven otherwise!   #starwest

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
Prototype like you know you’re right, test like you know you’re wrong. @_aaron_sanders #starwest

HP Software ALM ‏@HPSoftwareALM
Ms @k_emo just did virtu-view on #mobiletesting trends: mobile is a huge opportunity for testing career expansion & skill growth #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Metrics don’t tell the real truth – even though you have thousands of test cases what is the coverage? #StarWest

Martin Nilsson ‏@MartinNilsson8
“The gold rule is that all users are evil” – Mike Benkovich regarding security testing at #starwest

Jayson Christianson ‏@jaysonlc
GUI automated testing is agonizing.

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
http://ow.ly/i/7fr0m  define clear engineering roles for successful DevTest #starwest #hpsoftwarealm

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
http://ow.ly/i/7fqKK  empower All developers to Test for success, test early test continuously #StarWest #HPsoftwarealm #blizzard

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Many performance issues caused by blind code reuse. That example/sample code might not scale for your situation. @grabnerandi #starwest

lisacrispin ‏@lisacrispin
not many tweets fm #StarWest participants, maybe cuz no wifi in the session rooms? Or maybe cuz @aclairefication not there? (Why no wifi?)

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Don’t wait for random failure- remove uncertainty by forcing it at random intervals #testing @netflix #STARWest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
System has gotten so complex that no single person knows how it all works @netflix  #STARWest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Building distributed systems is hard and #testing them exclusively is even harder @netflix #STARWest

Paul Carvalho ‏@can_test
OH: “@qualityfrog is a vigilante. He’s Batman!” (after #starwest keynote)

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Have a mechanism for public bug reports. @QualityFrog found serious security probs w/ http://HealthCare.gov , gov couldn’t handle #starwest

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
Security questions= if your ex can answer this it’s a bad question. @QualityFrog #starwest Use better methods when confirming identity

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
http://Healthcare.gov , tested for 1100-10000, hit by 8.6 mil in 3 days, fail. @QualityFrog #starwest

Daniel Hill ‏@RenjyaaDan
#starwest Ben Simo’s presentation on http://healthcare.gov : part tester, part hacker, all awesome

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
You shouldn’t have to create an account to just ‘shop’ #healthcare #userexperience #fail #STARWest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
http://HealthCare.gov  had been tested for 1100 users. Had 250k simultaneous users and melted. @QualityFrog #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Username between 6-74 characters long?! #fail #STARWest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
You’ve got six months to sign up for http://Healthcare.gov . .doesn’t work? Keep trying! @QualityFrog #fail #userexperience #STARWest

HP Software ALM ‏@HPSoftwareALM
Kicking Thursday off right with @QualityFrog at #starwest

Michael Bolton ‏@michaelbolton
OH at #StarWest: “How do we do automation?” People: automation—a tool—isn’t something you DO; it’s something you USE. #testing #agile

StarWest Tweets – 12/15 – Conference Day 1

Rochelle Olaleye ‏@RochelleOla
Lightning round, recurring theme of value in systems vs systems, tools, processes just because #STARWEST

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
Agile is about the commitment of the full team, not individual teams by @bobgalen #StarWest #HPsoftwarealm

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
http://ow.ly/i/7eM3  become an expert, learn from Beatles: practice practice and practice #StarWest #hpsoftwarealm

Michael Cooper ‏@qacooper
Per Scholas | IT Workforce Development Great Keynote by Michael Bolton about this wonderful program #starwest  http://perscholas.org/

Martin Nilsson ‏@MartinNilsson8
Put in the hours to build up successes! @grandpacopeland at #starwest

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
Are you taking the challenge to get feedback to improve your work? Lightening keynote #StarWest #hpsoftwarealm

alt ‏@alt_lv
1. suficient benefits, 2. no critical problems 3. benefits outweight problems 4. further alternative search does not bring value #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Good means quality. Enough means stop. @jbtestpilot #starwest

HP Software ALM ‏@HPSoftwareALM
Lightning is striking in Anaheim, probably for the first time in 2014. #starwest  #lightningkeynote

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Accessibility is becoming a hot #userexperience issue #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
It’s more important to fix bugs than to track bugs… But everyone has to buy in to that. @Jeanne_Schmidt #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Never substitute tools for communication. @Jeanne_Schmidt #starwest

k_emo ‏@k_emo
#starwest #worldqualityreport 93% of orgs are doing some #Agile – testing is catching up – test earlier, continuously

HP Software ALM ‏@HPSoftwareALM
More than a 1/3 of orgs rate social media as the most important source of feedback for #apps. #truth #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Agile testing won’t just identify bugs, it can prevent those bugs from happening. @Jeanne_Schmidt #starwest

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
More than 1/2 of orgs used or plan to use crowdsourcing for QA testing in 2014. Surprised? #STARWEST @Capgemini

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Focusing on agile testing can help the team overall get to agile faster. @Jeanne_Schmidt  #starwest

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
Continuous testing is more critical than ever, and don’t forget to shift left. @Clint_II #starwest

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
Riddle me this: It makes a difference, it’s NOT all about the bandwidth, it’s NOT less critical w/ 4G & it’s not only about perf. #starwest

Keynote DevAnywhere ‏@DevAnywhere
Cool features rock! What about the user experience? MT @HPSoftwareALM #mobileapps must not only function, but also delight @k_emo #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Sesame Street testing lesson: Sponsors. Someone pays the bill.  Brought to you buy the letter E and the number 3 (and companies). #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Sesame Street testing lesson: differing values.  Oscar loves trash. Others don’t.  Differing environments. #starwest @RobertASabourin

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Testing lesson from Sesame Street: the imaginary friend. Is the bug real? Can you repeat it?  Does it matter?  #starwest

HP Software ALM ‏@HPSoftwareALM
Perception is vital when it comes to #mobileapps, it must not only function but also delight. @k_emo #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Ask not what your system can do for the user but ask what your user does with the system @RobertASabourin #userexperience #testing #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
People in your neighborhood: who are the people who use our system? @RobertASabourin #sesamestreet #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Testing lesson from Sesame Street: count, but don’t count for the sake of counting. Count only when it matters. #starwest

Randy Rice ‏@rricetester
Great keynote by @bobgalen. Balance in agile is essential! #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@bobgalen mentioned @johannarothman you can find her blog here http://www.johannarothman.com  #starwest #leadership

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Stuck doesn’t work, you need to inspect and adapt @bobgalen #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Lead by letting go but don’t let go entirely! @bobgalen #starwest #leadershipmatters #servantleadership

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Keep failing and learning! @bobgalen #starwest

Stephen Vance ‏@StephenRVance
.@bobgalen Managers pay for tools. The team should choose them. #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Never lead with tools instead focus on problem driven tooling and follow the KISS approach!  @bobgalen #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Remember that both the old and the new usually have both good and bad attributes. @bobgalen #starwest

Mike Emeigh ‏@SWTesterAZ
Interesting point from @bobgalen keynote at #starwest – many Agile teams are goalless xcept for getting through next sprint.

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@bobgalen kicking off with crusty and old practices like “we’re #agile,  we don’t need documentation!” #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Someone submitted “Windows” as an example of Crusty and Old. #zing #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Good test practices in-house need to be extended to vendor API interactions. Make them a a partner in quality. #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
.@BobGalen Keynoting “Balancing the Crusty and Old with the Shiny and New”. Join us on the virtual conf https://well.tc/NLU  #starwest

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
If you are not having fun testing something is wrong @cheekytester #starwest

Alan Page ‏@alanpage
.@can_test One answer, of course, is to test in production. Test environments often aren’t worth the effort. #noContextAnswer #starwest

Jon Duncan Hagar ‏@jonduncanhagar
For management risks rule test cases don’t.  Report risks reduced as you test #starwest

Steven Hartline ‏@RoyHotPower
Use non QA language that others understand:  QA is in the business of mitigating risk. #starwest

Paul Carvalho ‏@can_test
#STARWEST keynote @cheekytester asked the audience “who struggles with Test environments?” Almost every hand up. We need to fix this.

Pete Walen ‏@PeteWalen
New Blog Post! Live! at #StarWest! http://bit.ly/1vSBuzl

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Does your company meet entry criteria when using external #software? @cheekytester #glueware #starwest

Jon Duncan Hagar ‏@jonduncanhagar
Communication vs information disseminated to owners is magical #starwest

TechWell ‏@TechWell
Hello to our friends in virtual land! *waves*  #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Keynote with @cheekytester starting in a few minutes! Join us on the virtual conference if you’re not at #starwest https://well.tc/NLU

Zephyr ‏@yourzephyr
We’re #breakingsoftware at #STARWEST 2014 this week! Are you? http://spr.ly/6011q8MD

StarWest Tweets – 10/12-12/14 – Full Day & Half Day Tutorials

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Performing data warehouse testing? Check out the book Practicum #resource #testing #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Never write an automated check just because someone said you need more automation. #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Don’t plan for failure… but leverage it when it happens. #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
As #bigdata grows we will need more data integrity and privacy // who has access? #starwest

Mary ‏@mle4l
About test estimation: “Teams often produce better estimates then individuals” – The wisdom of crowds – J Surowiecki @greensqa #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
While you can automate UI checks, you cannot automate UX testing. #starwest

Andy Glover ‏@cartoontester
@michaelbolton calls testers to escape Confirmation Bias but he warns it’s not easy. Try factoring, change desc, focus/defocus #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
Pairwise #testing protects against pairwise bugs while dramatically reducing the # of tests to perform -@jamesmarcusbach #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
With #pairwisetesting you can run 10% of the tests and find 70% of the defects @grandpacopeland #starwest

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
The idea of pairwise #testing is not to test all combinations but pairs @grandpacopeland #starwest

Mary ‏@mle4l
Think about Usability testing as a part of the solution design process, not only as a part to a final test process #starwest @greensqat

Andy Glover ‏@cartoontester
“Test the software with the minimum number of tests”… hmmm let’s ignore that request and start testing #starwest

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
If you’re not free to think,
or learn,
and adapt
while you test,
it’s not exploration.
– @jbtestpilot #starwest

Andy Glover ‏@cartoontester
As testers we should think critically about s/w. We should avoid becoming the QA police #starwest @michaelbolton

StickyMinds ‏@StickyMinds
#DevOps is not a tool or #methodology but rather a philosophy on how people in the s/w supply chain interact #starwest @jefferyepayne

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Big challenge with usability testing: how to elicit, articulate, and quantify what is “usable.”  @RobertASabourin #starwest

Ben Simo ‏@QualityFrog
“Your brain is the most important thing you bring to your job.” – @jbtestpilot #starwest

Mike Sparks ‏@mdpsparks
Just keep testing, just keep testing #StarWest

Adrián ‏@Adri4nMX
“Test that have to evolve with the software, require testers with a greater depth of skill and knowledge” #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
As testers, it’s our job to rock the boat, and to develop the confidence to do that, and not take it personally. -@michaelbolton #starwest

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
The three pillars: Dev and automation, testing practice and cross-functional team practice #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Documentation should be a tool, not a product.  @michaelbolton sharing @drcemkaner wisdom. #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
“Is there a problem here?” and “Are you okay with this?” are separate questions that may have different answers. #starwest

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Move away from silo based metrics #starwest

Mike Sparks ‏@mdpsparks
@jaredrichardson “First one in wins, so test first.” Couldn’t agree more #starwest

Gitte Ottosen ‏@Godtesen
Don’t go above and beyond, do what you agreed in the team. If more time invest in other things… Maybe yourself #starwest

Kwality Rules ‏@KwalityRules
Number of test cases?  Hm.  Do you measure parenting in parenting cases?  #starwest @michaelbolton

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