Tweet Bits from #STPCon Spring 2015

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Here’s another edition of Tweet Bits. This list is for the Software Test Professionals Conference Spring 2015 that was held in San Diego, California from March 30, 2015 – April 2, 2015.

Below are some of the more notable Tweets that I saw from the conference while watching #STPCon on Twitter. I hope you enjoy. If you like these, be sure to check out all the Tweets for yourself.

Thank you to all those that took the time to live Tweet for all of us that could not make it to the conference.  They make excellent conference note to come back to later.

April 2

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Fourth test automation challenge: working with mobile testing. #stpcon

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
OWASP Security Testing Guide: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Testing_Project … #stpcon – @JimSivak

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Another challenge in automation: developer joins to help write tests and gets excited about technical over delivering information. #stpcon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Second challenge: what to do when management sees automation as an answer to everything #stpcon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
First test automation challenge: how to approach when technology you have isn’t really supported by any of the tools? #stpcon

ᴇʀɪᴄ ᴩʀᴏᴇɢʟᴇʀ ‏@ericproegler
“50 to 80% of e-commerce traffic is bots (spiders/blasters/walkers), (don’t run js, extra 404s, errors)” – @loadrunnerbth #stpcon

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
Don’t just wait to be told, TELL. (Also, self-innovate. and when in doubt, just do it.) @Squidish_QA #stpcon #taketherisk

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Three tiers: our brand, team’s brand and industry’s brand on testing all need our focus. Deliver what you promise. #stpcon

Curtis Stuehrenberg ‏@cowboytesting
@Squidish_QA Don’t just educate new testers and new hires.  Educate the whole company, up, down, left right, backward,  and forward. #stpcon

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
@Squidish_QA Celebrate the small victories – my motto in life #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Educate up, down, across and never assume you are done” says @Squidish_QA  #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Lessons learned is another way of saying ‘places I didn’t do so well'” says @Squidish_QA  #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“I’m expecting change in my testing world” says @Squidish_QA  #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Yes we find bugs but we need to keep the emphasis on the positives” says @Squidish_QA  #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Tailor your message to the audience”u says @Squidish_QA  in “SELL IT!” #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
collaboration is not just talking about things; you have to get something from it @Squidish_QA  #stpcon

Carlene Wesemeyer ‏@cswesepieces
What is #QA? Embedded; empowered; engaged; ever evolving @Squidish_QA  #stpcon

Jim Sivak ‏@JimSivak
Need lots of lenses to really plan the testing. Lenses  of Testing #stpcon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Saying positive things about other people and the results we produce tends to help me build a better brand of testing. Be nice. #stpcon

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
With automation you may do more with fewer people, but then those displaced people are free to do better things! @bradjohnsonsv  #stpcon

Paul Grizzaffi ‏@pgrizzaffi
At #stpcon @bradjohnsonsv says know your audience and communicate in terms they understand @SoftwareTestPro

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
“We’re getting better at #agile. But how do we pull it together into something people can actually use?” Brad Johnson #stpcon

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
Testers should have good relationship w/ support staff – @bradjohnsonsv #stpcon. #1 role we want to talk to when working with new test team

Vladimir Gerasimov ‏@vladimge
#stpcon are we trying to ship faster and more often only because it’s cool? Should we ship when we have to, not as fast as we can?

Amitai Romanelli ‏@amitai_r
One conclusion from #stpcon , healthcaregov recuperated it’s cost by being the ultimate example used for testing sessions

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
“@smita_qazone: @cowboytesting only worry about your customers and their value.  I like this – focus on the most important things.  #stpcon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Who owns your Google analytics account, get to know them testers, otherwise your data is too old 😉 @bradjohnsonsv @SoftwareTestPro #STPCon

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
90x30x4x5 Rule = 90min work, 30min rest, 4x per day, 5x per week! #stpcon @justjoehere

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
Debbie Downers reduce the productivity of your team. @justjoehere  #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“If u want ppl to attend your mtg, shoot 4 Tuesday.If you Don’t want them to attend – mon or fri” says @justjoehere #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
“When you are refreshed and focused is the worst time to be creative.” @justjoehere  #stpcon #drinkandcode

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking <- when’s the best time for you? @justjoehere #stpcon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Interesting idea that non-default conclusion comes more likely when decision makers have just eaten lunch, with 90 minute window #stpcon

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog
@justjoehere mentions time as challenge; reminds me of Borgas short story about man who couldn’t die. He had different challenge. #STPcon

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
Some folks can’t afford to lose 10 IQ points when checking emails all day long! @justjoehere #stpcon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Email makes you dumb! @justjoehere #STPCon @SoftwareTestPro

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog
Multitasking also makes you stupider. #STPcon

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog
Joe just gave a great demonstration of why multitasking decreases productivity at #STPcon. Yep, decreases productivity.

Alex Arkanov ‏@ArkysMTE
Context switching is hard at 9am. Just try writing a1, b2 … in 8 seconds and see how far you get. #stpcon

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro
Good morning #stpcon. @justjoehere about to take the stage for his morning keynote. Thinking fast & slow – for testers every day life.

April 1

Mike Emeigh ‏@SWTesterAZ
“@mheusser: I stopped reporting bugs and started reporting work not done @maaretp #stpcon ” Excellent idea!

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Heard this so many times “Unless the code is stable, I can’t test the performance”. Can’t is won’t. @mtomlins #stpcon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Security bugs are right there also when you do functional testing. Be more aware of what you could do. @mtomlins #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“A good thinking tester will not just do big hunting but will also do bug investigation” says @smita_qazone #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“You need to be a sharp observer to be a good tester” says @smita_qazone #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Book suggestion from Cultures session – When Cultures Collide by Richard Lewis #stpcon @epsilon11 @cswesepieces @SoftwareTestPro

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
Accents can cause miscommunication – we think we hear words other than what is said #stpcon @epsilon11 @cswesepieces https://vimeo.com/43455920

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Exploratory testing is like a puzzle.Each piece in a puzzle defines how you fit the next piece” says @smita_qazone #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Jim Sivak ‏@JimSivak
@CraigGadke @smita_qazone You actually need to be part of the design review before code reviews. #stpcon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Shine light on the faults, but it doesn’t mean you can make the decision to fix it. #InfluenceChange #STPCon @smita_qazone @SoftwareTestPro

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
“Tester is a headlight to the project, to show the issues w the product. Not to break something” says @smita_qazone #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Security testing should be continuous, you should never stop. #STPCon @smita_qazone @SoftwareTestPro

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Exploratory testing for security, you may need to be a part of code reviews. @smita_qazone #STPCon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
Define your threats and then your strategies to mitigate your risks says @smita_qazone #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

ᴇʀɪᴄ ᴩʀᴏᴇɢʟᴇʀ ‏@ericproegler
Nothing geekier than Automation ppl in a room trading mentions of their favorite tools/libraries @pgrizzaffi #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Testing is not an insurance. Insurance is not proactive. @mtomlins @SoftwareTestPro #STPCon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
More testing costs more. Less testing can cost even more though. @mtomlins @SoftwareTestPro #STPCon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Shared my slides for #stpcon in slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/maaretp/stp-conf-sandiego … – sorry, no video. Similar but different tomorrow will be on video.

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Free tools are like free puppies…they still come with a cost. @mtomlins @SoftwareTestPro #STPCon

Leo Hepis ‏@leohepis
Start your report with the most important message you want to convey, not clutter. Performance Test Heuristics @ericproegler #stpcon

HP LoadRunner ‏@hploadrunner
#Perfornancetesting results If you can’t explain them you probably don’t understand them!  #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
“Never send anyone a tool-generated report. Data need analysis to become information.” Yes, yes, yes @ericproegler @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
@amitai_r @maaretp happens in a lot of places for sure. We’ve got to learn to rise above the titles and do the right thing. #stpcon

Amitai Romanelli ‏@amitai_r
@maaretp @mikelyles unfortunately, we have one of the few job’s where a person’s job title actually changes how they are treated #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
“What happened that you didn’t expect” is more interesting than what happened that you DID expect @ericproegler @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
“Test your test before you test with your test” @ericproegler @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon True not only for performance testing!

Curtis Stuehrenberg ‏@cowboytesting
Kudos to @maaretp for bringing up Kahneman’s theory of fast and slow thinking to explain exploratory regression testing.  #STPCon

mheusser ‏@mheusser
8:1 devs:tester; devs ask what @maaretp contributions will be. Sometimes on feature it is “don’t rely on me. You can do it” #Stpcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
“Accept ambiguity” – taken out of context, but good advice for testers @ericproegler @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

mheusser ‏@mheusser
I stopped reporting bugs and started reporting work not done @maaretp #stpcon

David Oesterreich ‏@davidoest
Are you testing for your managers or your customers? – @Mamanakis . @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Raj Subramanian ‏@epsilon11
Really eye opening ppt on accessibility features in apps. Overflowing with ideas now, can’t wait to share with my team #stpcon @mkltesthead

Leo Hepis ‏@leohepis
Time-box regression testing, within a sprint, part of defining “done” by a team to avoid regression test lagging @mheusser #stpcon

Nikhil Kaul ‏@kaulnikhil
Automation powers rapid feedback, helping you pivot swiftly and go #agile. It’s a way to reach the end, not the answer @bobgalen #stpcon

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
#stpcon goal 1 (learn something surprising) achieved:
Smartphones are the single best driver for accessibility.

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
@mkltesthead is handing out gifts – two accessibility heuristics: HUMBLE and CAT SWAM @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Plan to obtain stakeholder buy-in for automation initiatives. #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro Jim Trentadue

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Avoid omitting a section for automation in your test plan. #stpcon Jim Trentadue @SoftwareTestPro

JazzHub ‏@JazzHub
.@mkltesthead: Accessibility only gets discussed w/ gov contracts and and when about to be sued. Must change  #stpcon

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Again a story of renaming testers, this time “Consumer Advocacy” #stpcon I just wish it was not necessary.

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Accessibility is for all of us – not just “those other people” @mkltesthead @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog
What kind of dirt do you have on your testing belief window? #STPcon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
Devices drive accessibility more than rules and regulation. @mkltesthead @SoftwareTestPro #STPCon

Amitai Romanelli ‏@amitai_r
“metrics: tell a story” combined with “interpreting and reporting performance” Eye opening experience, 10x @mikelyles @ericproegler #stpcon

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
Three amigos:developers testers and customer need good communication  #bobgalen #agile   #stpcon #softwaretestpro

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann
“You’re not done until you clean up the mess […]” @bobgalen @SoftwareTestPro #STPCon

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Sounds like a great idea for everyone to bring a development rep along to conference – I did!  @CraigGadke #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
“Soft stuff is often the hard(er) stuff.” Collaboration, communication, pair programming… Ugh so true… 😉 @bobgalen  #STPCon

silvia siqueira ‏@silvia_ITM
Metrics that brings predictability is key for agile #bobgalen 3 pillars #agile #strategy #stpcon #softwaretestpro

Kate Falanga ‏@Squidish_QA    San Diego, CA
Pair testers with developers to create better unit tests @bobgalen #STPcon #Agile

Amitai Romanelli ‏@amitai_r
@Lauren_Schaefer : “but almost everyone here is from test.”
The revolution has to start somewhere, and we are the ones to test it #stpcon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Don’t be afraid to manual test in agile… So true @bobgalen #STPCon

Alex Arkanov ‏@ArkysMTE
Integrate exploratory testing into your agile software development. #stpcon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
Make sure to test “…around the outside” @bobgalen #STPCon

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Who’s testing 100% of apps?  Response:  Laughter @bobgalen @SoftwareTestPro #stpcon

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
Discussing breaking down silos between dev and test, but almost everyone here is from test. Let’s build strategies together #stpcon #devops

Andy Tinkham ‏@andytinkham
Metrics must be horizontal across team for healthy agile projects, not siloed – @bobgalen #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Kate Falanga ‏@Squidish_QA    San Diego, CA
Are we building the right thing? Ask! @bobgalen #STPcon #Agile

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Agile – we’re in this together.  Seems like such a simple concept!  @bobgalen @softwaee #stpcon

JazzHub ‏@JazzHub
.@bobgalen shares the 3 pillars of #agile quality & testing:
Dev & test automaton
Software testing
Cross functional team practices

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
The greatest tool we have is between our ears.  @bobgalen #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Most important part of the user story is the conversation around the story #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro @bobgalen

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
Now @bobgalen talking about agile teams driven by technology and technical practices, passing customer value #stpcon

JazzHub ‏@JazzHub
“Sometimes in Agile there is a focus on testing but not necessarily quality.” @bobgalen #stpcon

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
@smita_qazone @mikelyles #stpcon Tweet… That’s the Bottom Line.. Cause Mike Lyles said so!! 😉

Maaret Pyhäjärvi ‏@maaretp
First conference day just started for #stpcon

Rex Black ‏@LaikaTestDog
Mike Lyles @mikelyles is kicking off the #STPcon main sessions. Lots of Swedes here. My Danish grandmother might be concerned about that.

March 31

Nathan Davis ‏@sundevildavis
#stpcon first day conference with ruby, cucumber, and watir was great! Ruby is my new friend.

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
If you aren’t following @TourDeDave already, I highly encourage you to do so! #STPCon

Christin Wiedemann ‏@c_wiedemann    San Diego, CA
What is keeping you from being innovative? #stpcon @SoftwareTestPro

erik petersen ‏@erik_petersen
Neat #test #agile “@mikelyles Notes from our class Metrics: Tell a Story Not A Number #STPCon @SoftwareTestPro ”

SoftwareTestPro ‏@SoftwareTestPro
Congrats @dandowning_ma on retiring after 30 yrs in the testing industry sharing his vast experience here at #stpcon

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
“Maybe you care about Internet Explorer. I don’t know why, but maybe you do.” @TourDeDave #stpcon

Lauren Schaefer ‏@Lauren_Schaefer
Protip from @TourDeDave: only use explicit waits

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
The agile three Amigos (QA, Dev, PO) should get together and talk around user stories @bobgalen #stpcon

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
What do we do to make sure we are proud of a release? #agiletestingmyths #stpcon @bobgalen

Jean Ann Harrison ‏@JA_Harrison
Missed out on @PerfBytes live session at #STPCon ?  You can listen in here:  http://www.perfbytes.com/  session #58.  #performancetesting

Mark Tomlinson ‏@mtomlins
“In the morning, take a look around ask if you are proud of what’s happening around you.” @VickiBriese @bobgalen #stpcon

Mike Lyles ‏@mikelyles
Notes from our class Metrics: Tell a Story Not A Number #STPCon @SoftwareTestPro

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
To measure or not to measure, THAT is the question. @mikelyles #STPCon – so many good ones!

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
200+ attendees, 32 sessions, 35 speakers… Great metrics! Congrats @mikelyles #STPCon 250 attendees in the fall? Who will you bring along?

Craig Gadke ‏@CraigGadke
@mikelyles #STPCon – look out for Fast Trash. Don’t just automate because you can.

Vicki Briese ‏@VickiBriese
Hopefully the definition of done doesn’t include producing crap! #stpcon @bobgalen

March 30

Kate Falanga ‏@Squidish_QA
Great morning session by @justjoehere on Beginning Automation. I’ve taken a lot of courses and that’s the 1st time it all clicked. #stpcon

erik petersen ‏@erik_petersen
Do you think on yr feet or mull? #Testing “@Lauren_Schaefer Twitter:  networking for introverts? #stpcon @leohepis ”

Claire Moss ‏@aclairefication
Missing #stpcon this year. Hoping to see great tweets from the attendees!

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