People in Testing Q&A with Tobias Geyer

Tobias Geyer - Adventures in QAThis time in “People in Testing” I had the chance to interview Tobias Geyer, who is a former colleague and one of my hardest proof readers of my book. Tobias has a very good testing knowledge and is this kind of guy who is catching the really nasty bugs. If you are on twitter you have to follow him @the_qa_guy.


Daniel: Tobias, what is currently your biggest challenge at work?

Tobias: My biggest challenge right now is to get a better understanding of the domain I’m working in to provide a more valuable testing to my team. The application we’re building is not that complex but it deals with the complex AUTOSAR standard. Each new version has a few features which I can test with my current knowledge and a lot of features where a detailed AUTOSAR knowledge is needed.
Luckily there are other people which support us with testing the AUTOSAR features but I’d really love to have this knowledge in the team as well.

What kind of test automation tool are you using during your workday?

Apart from the omnipresent Jenkins server I’m working with JUnit and froglogic Squish GUI Tester. Read more

Printed Edition of Hands-On Mobile App Testing

Hands-On Mobile App Testing - Adventures in QAMy book Hands-On Mobile App Testing is now available in the printed copy edition in all online and offline bookstores. If you visit the book landing page http://handsonmobileapptesting.com/ you get further information about the book as well as a free chapter.

If you are interested in some more details about each chapter you can have a look at the rough cuts on safari books online.

I am very happy and proud that I was able to write this book. While writing the book I improved some of my personal skills. For example, I improved my english writing skills (at least I hope so :)). I learned that it is very important to be focused on a certain topic instead of jumping through chapters. I improved my organizational skills, I learned to be patient, critical to myself and to be tenacious. Read more

Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 17

The 17th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 9 blog posts and one video interview with the winning team of Software Testing World Cup 2014 from Brazil. This time the posts I recommend are dealing with the following topics. How blogging can make you more productive, a nice story about little tim and the messy house, testing where is the excitement or testing is a skill greater than just software testing. Furthermore, there is one post dealing with leadership advices, how to test your API with Cucumber or why software testers wear many hats.

Enjoy reading the posts.

10 Ways Blogging Has Made Me More Productive | Time Management Ninja

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My Mobile Apps - Adventures in QA

My Mobile Apps

In one of my last posts I was writing about my software testing tools that I am using on a daily basis during work. After writing the post about the software testing tools, this post about my mobile apps came to my mind. I am always asking other people what kind of apps they are using and I get this question from time to time as well.

Therefore, I wanted to provide you with an overview of the apps I am using on a daily basis on my Nexus 5.

My Mobile Apps

Blogging/ Files

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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 16

The 16th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 8 really great blog posts. There are posts dealing with the topics about mobile testing, about bugs, a post about BDD and what it is and what not. An example on how to use a cloud testing provider for mobile test automation. A really nasty bug in the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which can cause a loss of control of the plane. How to think positive in a negative testing world. Furthermore, there is a link to software testing community chat on the platform slack. I highly recommend to join this group to exchange with other software testers in real time on certain topics.

Enjoy reading the posts.

I had a bit of fun :: Agile Tester

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