It’s time to give back

Dear testing community, it’s time to give back. Yesterday, late evening I saw the following tweet from Kristoffer Nordström a fellow tester of our awesome testing community.

Kristoffer and his family are currently going through a nightmare, that no one can imagine and no one should ever go through. His little daughter Linnea is suffering of DIPG and she needs a special treatment to survive! If you know Kristoffer, you know that he is an awesome member of our testing community helping our craft to get more attention and to bring it forward. If you don’t know Kristoffer, take a look at his LinkedIn profile.

In order to help his little daughter, Kristoffer created a fundraiser on youcaring.com to collect donations in order to be able to pay the treatment for his little daughter.

I would like to ask all my readers, if you can donate some money, even if it is 1€, 1$ or any other small amount, it will hopefully help the family to reach the fundraising of 110.000€. If you can’t give something to the family, please retweet or share this post or the link of the fundraiser directly: https://www.youcaring.com/linneanordstrom-760690

I really hope we, as a community can give something back!

Thank you all

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 81

This is the 81 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and many of them cover mobile testing and development. This time with “Learning QA with Gamification”, “React Native at Instagram”, “Handling nerves when public speaking”, “Page Objects – Mobile Automation Testing”, “Discomfort as a Tool for Change”, “Stress-testing Android apps” and “Set your APP into the testable state”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

Learning QA with Gamification - Reading RecommendationsLearning QA with Gamification – Testhexen

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Ways of Testing - Cucumber

[Reblog] How to convince your colleagues to write Automated Tests or why would you use Cucumber as an Automation Tool

This post is a reblog from Serghei Moret, who is my colleague at XING. Serghei is an awesome test automation engineer developing really helpful solutions for our mobile app environment for iOS and Android. Lately he started to write on his own blog http://www.waysoftesting.com/. In his first post he is writing about “How to convince your colleagues to write Automated Tests or why would you use Cucumber as an Automation Tool”.

I really like the first post from Serghei and I want to help him spread the word about his blog and about his work and effort he is putting in mobile test automation. If you haven’t seen his blog, check it out.

Here is a short excerpt of the blog, the full article can be found here.

How to convince your colleagues to write automated tests? I think that a lot of people have asked this question and probably already found a dozen of correct and incorrect answers. In this article I’ll try to describe the way, how the automation framework was successfully implemented for several teams in different companies. Also I’ll speak about the reasons why you might use Cucumber in a wrong way. […] Read more

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 80

This is the 80 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts. This time with “How to Monitor Mobile App Traffic With Sniffers”, “One Year Software Quality Page – Behind the scenes”, “Continuous Delivery for Mobile Apps using Fastlane”, “What You Need To Know When Planning Your Test Lab in 2017”, “Open Sourcing Bluepill: Run iOS Tests in Multiple Simulators” and “Introduction to Android Espresso Testing and Spoon”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

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33 Test Automation Leaders to Follow on Twitter

What a nice start into the day, when you take a look at your smartphone and seeing a tweet like this

I somehow missed this list “33 Test Automation Leaders to Follow on Twitter” created by Joe Colantonio and published on techbeacon.com last week. The list contains 33 people from all over the world who are experts in the software testing industry and are worth following on twitter. Looking at this list makes me proud to be part of it, because so many awesome experts are listed. Here is an excerpt

  • Jonathan Wright
  • Dan Cuellar
  • Eran Kinsbruner
  • Alan Richardson
  • Bas Dijkstra
  • Angie Jones
  • Katrina Clokie
  • Richard Bradshaw
  • Rosie Sherry

to list some of the 33 people. I highly recommend to check the list and to start to follow them on twitter.

The complete list can be found here.

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