uTest University - Adventures in QA

uTest University

This post is for all software testers who want to improve their testing skills in various fields. uTest created the uTest university with more than 160 testing courses including webinars, presentations and many more. There are courses for test automation, mobile testing, security testing, load and performance testing, UX, localization testing as well as manual testing.

uTest Course Overview - Adventures in QASome of the courses provide videos and recorded webinars from various software testing experts from around the world. Software testers can either choose between the complete coure set or focus on special testing tracks to work through the provided material. There are course tracks for

  • Security Testing
  • Android Logging
  • Load & Performance
  • Black Box Testing – Foundations
  • Mobile Testing
  • Selenium Basics
  • Android Debug Bridge

uTest Course Tracks - Adventures in QAThe university is a self learning platform where software testers can create their own to do lists to work on the courses whenever they have the time. The whole university is for free, the only thing you need to do is to register at https://profile.utest.com/register to get started with your e-learning sessions.
Another benefit after you registered at the uTest university is, that you are part of the whole utest software testing community to exchange with other software testers.

I really like the university and recommend it to every software tester to improve their skills. If you have something to share with other software testers or you might think this would be a great contribution to the uTest university, you can submit your course idea here.

Happy Testing!

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Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 13

The 13th issue of my software testing reading recommendations got a redesign. There is a new header image indicating the reading recommendations and furthermore every post I recommend is presented with a link preview and a short description of the post. I hope you like the new design, comments and feedback are very welcome!

This time I recommend 7 blog posts from great bloggers from around the world. There are posts dealing with the topics if software test automation will kill off testers, a nice post from Dan Ashby about a really questionable ISTQB question. Rob Lambert wrote about the 10 reasons why being a scrum master sucks, another post is dealing with how to start a testing challenge. Katrin Clokie is writing about the testing hierarchy in agile, there is another post about product risks and testing.

And my favorite post in this issue is the guest blog post from Derrick Lam at the testmunk blog about how Flipboard mastered the transition from manual to automated UI testing for their mobile apps.

Enjoy reading the posts.

BBC Academy – Technology – Will automated testing kill off the tester? The increasingly prevalent role of automated tests in recent years has led many to question the continuing necessity of the tester. Are the days of the tester as a specialist role numbered?

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People in Testing Q&A with Stephen Janaway

Stephen Janaway - Adventures in QAThis time in “People in Testing” I had the chance to interview Stephen Janaway, who is a well known expert in the mobile and e-commerce software testing world. Stephen has more than 15 years of experience and worked for companies like Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and the Net-a-Porter Group.

In this interview Stephen will talk about his challenges he is currently facing, which test automation tool he is using, where he sees the software testing industry in the next years and the best bug he has ever found.

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

Stephen: I’m working on a new social commerce platform. It’s a real greenfield project and a new direction for both the company and the team. And me. So it’s a very steep learning curve but a really enjoyable and challenging one. There’s a lot of testing to do and we’re trying to do things as sensibly as possible; employing both automation and good exploratory testing using the whole team. Read more

Espresso Cheat Sheet

Espresso Cheat Sheet - Adventures in QAIn an older post from 2013 I briefly described the Android test automation tool called Espresso. Espresso is the test automation framework provided by Google to implement fast and reliable tests for Android apps. Since last year Espresso is available in the version 2.0 and has fixed lots of issues and is now supporting most of the Android UI elements. If you are new to Espresso you can check the following URLs, they provide a getting started, Espresso guide and some Espresso samples.


Today I found the Espresso Cheat Sheet (I don’t know why this not happened earlier :) ), but nevertheless I want to share it with you as well. Read more

Reading Recommendations # 12

Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottThe 12th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 8 post including one video. There are again posts from various topics like “How a lone tester can build an efficient test process despite the challenges” from Amy Philips which is a great article. Furthermore, there are articles about Lean Software Testing, what Simon Knight learned about communication from Eminem, a post about the different types of testers in the software industry and what testers should know about Windows 10 technical preview. There is a really great video from Gary Bernhardt’s Lightning talk about WAT. You need to watch this, it is funny and contains very interesting facts about Ruby and JavaScript.  There is another article about automated security testing in a continuous delivery pipeline from Stephen De Vries which is very interesting.

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