Another week

Living on the Edge

By Reuven Cohen

RT @ruv: New Blog Post | Living on the Edge http://ruv.net/a/mt < Excellent, as always ! #cloud

Via fredberinger


Exploratory Testing is a pleonasm

By Aaron Hodder

AWGHodder New Blog Post: Exploratory Testing is a pleonasm: http://bit.ly/foRQ4B #softwaretesting #testing

Via mpkhosla


Don’t mess with team membership, redux

By Esther Derby

Posted: Don’t mess with team membership redux http://bit.ly/gDB9Gj #management

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One Issue – Two Sides: Safety and Trust

By Donald E. Gray

RT @donaldegray: Just posted: One Issue – Two Sides: Safety and Trust http://ping.fm/sMPZJ #teams

via estherderby

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Weekend readings

The ATDD Arch

By Elisabeth Hendrickson

Blogged: The ATDD Arch. http://bit.ly/atddarch

Via testobsessed


Introduction to Cloud Testing

By Fred Beringer

Introduction to Cloud Testing | Fred Beringer http://www.fredberinger.com/introduction-to-cloud-testing/ via @fredberinger

Via lubaia


THE DUAL NATURE OF CONTEXT-DRIVEN TESTING

By James Bach

The Basic Idea of Context Driven Testing – http://www.satisfice.com/blog/archives/565 by @jamesmarcusbach (I’m in!)

Via jlottosen

Reading About Testing and QA

The explicit role of #testing and testers in agile projects

By Sander Hoogendoorn

#QATips: The explicit role of #testing and testers in #agile projects http://wfapm.com/igguFX #qa

via jayphilips


How Google Tests Software – Part Three

By James Whittaker

Testing and Development – who owns quality ? http://bit.ly/eoUirN

via Lubaia


The one that got away

By Alan Page

A software bug that escaped #testing and found its way into customer’s hands — by @alanpage http://bit.ly/e3Y7j3 #softwaretesting

via NaomiKarten


The Darker Side of Metrics

By Douglas Hoffman

There are many great papers on #metrics. Doug Hoffman’s “Darker Side of Metrics” provides insight on behavior. http://bit.ly/gKPHcj #testing

via lynn_mckee


Testing cloud applications; testing business technology

By Ewald Roodenrijs

RT @ewaldroodenrijs New blog post “Testing cloud applications; testing business technology”: http://ow.ly/3Y3PH #softwaretesting #cloud

via AndreasPrins

Read last week

Lost in the weeds

By Alan Page

New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/4hqx78a – Lost in the weeds

via alanpage

How Google Tests Software – Part Two

By James Whittaker

How Google Tests Software – Part Two http://bit.ly/eubFbQ #softwaretesting

via fredberinger


Believing you don’t know

By Pete Houghton

Enjoyed this article RT @pete_houghton: New Blog post: “Believing you don’t know” http://t.co/OsM2HkC #softwaretesting #testing #qa

via brownie490


Mending broken windows

By Michael Johnston

New blog post: “Mending broken windows” http://bit.ly/hZzBWO #softwaretesting #testing #qa contributed by @lilmarshmallow

via Darren_mcmillan


The rise of continuous application

By Michael Vizard

The rise of continuous application #testing http://ow.ly/3TMCz #softwaretesting #agile

via fredberinger

New year readings

Cloud Testing: Trends & Challenges

by Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Thanks @darren_mcmillan Commented @shillu13 #Cloud #Testing: Trends & Challenges http://bit.ly/ePaT08 #softwaretesting #QA

via shillu13


Panic testing …

by Peter Haworth-Langford

New Blog Post: Panic Testing… http://bit.ly/htgO8e

via Unlicensed2test


Scrooge The Tester

by Philk

#QATips: Scrooge the #Tester visited by ghosts of releases past, current & future http://wfapm.com/gNZP0X via @pkirkham #softwaretesting #qa

via jayphilips


Sailing the Seas of B’s

by Adam Yuret

Commented (pending approval) RT @AdamYuret New voyage posted on Sailing the Seas of B’s. Quality Advocate:My philosophy http://bit.ly/gcEtPX

via darren_mcmillan


My prediction for 2011 – The tipping point for Cloud Testing

by Fred Beringer

New blog post: My prediction for 2011 – The tipping point for #Cloud #Testing http://ow.ly/3wcvT #softwaretesting

via fredberinger


You are a Leader

By Michael Norton

Doc On Dev: You are a Leader http://bit.ly/hXVTt4

via Lubaia


Agile Programs Require Agile Teams, Up, Down, Sideways

by Johanna Rothman

Agile Programs Require Agile Teams, Up, Down, Sideways http://cw49e.th8.us

via Lubaia


To close the year

Why is it so hard to teach “what we started to call ATDD”?

by Markus Gärtner

ATDD – that is acceptance test-driven development – is a requirements elicitation approach, which provides development teams with automated tests as a side-effect. (…)

#testing news: Why is it so hard to teach “what we started to call ATDD”? http://bit.ly/gtXvHc

via testingref


The Helpful model

by Henrik Emilsson

Here is neat story I told to Michael Bolton, Martin Jansson and Markus Gärtner when we were exploring the Metro in Copenhagen, during the coldest days the city had experienced since they started measure the temperature. I promised to blog about it…(…)

I love this story! RT @henrikemilsson Last night I blogged about “The Helpful model” http://bit.ly/gyc5A1 #testing #softwaretesting

via mgaertne


User Experience Testing: Communicating Through the User Interface

by Stephen Hill

A lot of time and energy is spent on making sure that the software components work together in different situations but how much time do we devote to making sure that the systems all work together cohesively to form an entire process?  How much time is spent making sure that the process itself can work correctly?(…)

Published last night: UX Testing: Communicating Through the User Interface #softwaretesting #qa #in #testing: http://wp.me/pRZ0L-1q

via Stephen_J_Hill


Q&A #1 – Young Software Tester Skills

by Shilpa Venkateshwaran

I am rephrasing the question that was asked by fellow ITKE member. His question: “Skills for Software Tester for 1 year Experience” (…)

Q&A #1 – Young Software Tester Skills http://bit.ly/ebNUEV #testing #softwaretesting #QA @ITKE

via shillu13


Quality attributes of the Cloud infrastructure

by Ewald Roodenrijs

Why does nobody worry where his or her email messages are stored? Where do these new apps get there information? Nobody worries about these things, but they don’t know what goes on beyond these applications an infrastructure is being used. This cloud infrastructure is, at least should be, tested to show the state of the quality. This also needs to be done for new cloud applications. But regarding the implementation of Cloud Solutions it’s not sufficient to verify that it works, it also needs to tested against some intangible quality attributes; the so-called non-functional requirements.(…)

RT @ewaldroodenrijs Quality attributes of the Cloud infrastructure http://bit.ly/hQYMyl

via Lubaia


What if you ditched your test cases?

by Peter L.

I have some questions for you testers out there who like using test cases. To be clear, I’m talking about detailed, stepwise instructions written in order to guide testing and be executed manually. (…)

What if you ditched your test cases? http://bit.ly/e4xA7N

via Lubaia

 

Your Chance To Shine

by Tony Simms

If you have any desire at all to speak, if you have any passion about what you do, if like me you have an over grown ego, then I highly recommend you give conference speaking a go. It really is not as hard as it looks. (…)

Be a speaker – Your chance to shine http://bit.ly/hXHGUW

via Lubaia

The Testing Planet



Last week I was unable to navigate on Twitter therefore I have no readings to share with you.
But nothing is lost because the third edition of The Testing Planet magazine is arrived.

You will find a variety of articles by Trish Khoo & James Martin, Robert Healy, Andréas Prins, Simon Morley, Peter Gregory, Steven Hedley, Gojko Adzic, Arik Aharoni, Sean P. Morley, John Stevenson and Luisa Baldaia. You can also find a book review by Phil Kirkham and, of course, the Cartoon Corner by Andy Glover.

The Testing Planet December 2010 – Issue 3 http://bit.ly/fvf3HC don’t miss it!

via Lubaia

 

Just about testing

Inspectional Testing

by Markus Gärtner

Inspectional Testing is like scratching the ice from the windshield of your car in the winter. If you have lots of time, you scratch all windows free completely. If you don’t have enough time, you know that you should scratch everything free before starting to drive, but you can also select to scratch just some of the ice, so that you see enough to start driving(…)

New blog entry: Inspectional Testing http://f.ast.ly/5Kf8h

via mgaertne


The principle of symmetric change

by Gojko Adzic

The most useful software models are the ones where the technical view of the world is aligned with the relevant business domain model (…)

new blog post: The principle of symmetric change http://bit.ly/fqUEWX #specificationbyexample #bdd #atdd #agiletesting

via gojkoadzic


Manual Testing and Babysitting Your Tests
by Raul Perez

No matter how much test automation you have nothing will ever substitute the value added by manual testing (…)

Manual Testing and Babysitting Your Tests http://goo.gl/fb/NII3t #softwaretesting #manualtesting

via wittich


Create a complex test environment in 10 minutes

by Ewald Roodenrijs

Clouds can help testing by making it more cost effective (reduce costs), add flexibility, and still provide adequate testing opportunities to be compliant (…)

New blog post “Create a complex test environment in 10 minutes”: http://bit.ly/fQFsNo #softwaretesting #cloudcomputing

Via ewaldroodenrijs


Assertion in test automation

by Jae jin

Number of assertions in one test case really does not matter. What it really matters is that one test case is verifying one logical thing(…)

Checking out “Assertion in test automation” on Software Testing Club – An Onli: http://ning.it/ibI4Gt

via Lubaia


EuroSTAR: Exploratory Testing Champions

by Markus Gärtner

Henrik Andersson spoke about Exploratory Testing Champions at the EuroSTAR conference in Copenhagen. He described how he introduced Exploratory Testing in a large company (…)

EuroSTAR: Exploratory Testing Champions: Henrik Andersson spoke about Exploratory Testing… http://goo.gl/fb/oQtMF

via TestingNews


Web Testing – How fast is “Fast enough”

by Adam Brown

“It depends on the Context and the task the user is performing” (…)

Blog post: Web Testing – How fast is “Fast enough” http://bit.ly/eSdNHY #softwaretesting #testing #qa

via brownie490