TestBash Munich

TestBash Germany Is Returning to Munich in 2018

As already announced on stage during the 2017 edition of TestBash Munich #OktoberTest is returning to Munich in 2018. What a great start into the year. Ministry Of Testing just announced the event in this post:

The event will take place again in the nice location of the Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz. The date of the event is the 14th of September 2018. If you plan to visit some conferences in 2018, plan to join the community on that date.

I will be around as helping hand again.

If you missed the 2017 of TestBash Munich take a look here:

If you want to share your testing learning and knowledge, follow this link to send a paper to the event organizers. If you want to stay up to date with the event subscribe at event page, here.

See you all in Munich.

#HappyTesting

Blog Review 2017

It’s that time of the year again, to publish my annual blog review of 2017. This year was a bit more silent for me when it comes to blogging. Compared to 2016 when I was writing 79 blog posts, the 27 post I wrote this year look like really nothing. For me it doesn’t feel bad at all, writing 2 blog posts per month is not a bad ratio at all. However, I took this decision to write less in 2017, to recap my thoughts on mobile and to think about a possible new directions of blog posts. Long story short, I am still not sure where the direction is going :). But don’t worry, I will keep on writing in 2018.

Blog Review with a tree - Adventures in QA

As a tradition of this blog, I want to give you some insights about my year and the blog. I want to share some highlights, some numbers, top posts and top countries with you.

Highlights

My testing highlights this year where clearly two things. Helping to organize Testbash Munich was a blast. I had so much fun working with Kristine, Vera, Viola, Patrick, Marcel, Beren, Vernon, Richard, Rosie and the other people around the event. I was really really cool to see the event happening in Germany for the first. And it will happen again in September 2018 🙂 and I will help to organize again.

The second highlight for me was to talk at the Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn. It was such a nice conference and atmosphere that I really enjoyed. You can get an idea of the event here. I applied to speak at NTD 2018 and my paper was accepted :). Therefore, I hope to see you in Tallinn! If you are into running, don’t forget your running shoes we can go for a nice scenic Tallinn run.

If you are interested in my talk, take a look at the slides and video.

Blog Review

And now some numbers :).

Numbers

  • +27.000 unique visitors
  • +50.000 page impressions
  • I wrote 27 blog posts
  • Since the start of the blog in 2011, more than 281.000 page impressions where triggered.

Top Posts

Top 5 Countries

My top readers are coming from:

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. Germany
  4. Ukraine
  5. Russia

Locations in 2017 - adventures in QA

As you can see, besides the top 5 countries almost the whole world was visiting my blog since I started it in 2011, which is just awesome! I hope one to reach the whole world with my content, but I think it will be hard to find tester in each of the missing countries :).

Thanks again for the amazing year 2017. I wish you and your families merry Christmas and a happy new year and I hope to “see” you in 2018. Maybe we see each other on a conference or meetup.

If you are interested in the review of 2016 take a look here.

#HappyTesting

 

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 91

The 91 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and one YouTube video. The topics of this issue are “American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible”, “How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size”, “On Why the “Testers Should Know How to Code” Mantra could Hurt Us All”, “Interviewing Programmers for Quality Mindset”, “Only Verify State-Changing Method Calls”, “How to overcome the challenges of testing in the cloud” and “When you try to stop testing…..you end up testing anyway”.

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.

Reading Recommendations - American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possibleAmerican Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible

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Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 90

The 90 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts with topics about “The missing link between testing and automation”, “What is Agile Testing?”, “RiskStorming – Mapping Risks with TestSphere”, “Community Boss So Far”, “Recruit People, Don’t Fulfil Roles” and “How I Learned to Build a Test Suite”.

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.

Reading Recommendations - The missing link between testing and automationThe missing link between testing and automation – Mr.Slavchev The missing link between testing and automation – Mr.SlavchevI think there’s a missing link between testing and automation – we simply are after different goals. Read and find out where we fail to align.

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[Reblog] iOS Calabash Launcher for MacOS

This is a reblog, of my blogpost iOS Calabash Launcher for MacOS from tech.xing.com. I want to share the post with you, because it might be of interest.

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Today, the XING mobile releases team want to give something back to the Open Source community. At XING, using Open Source software in our projects is natural. For our mobile apps (iOS and Android) we use Calabash to write end-to-end automated checks, to verify that the user flows are covered before going live. For those people who worked with Calabash for iOS and Android they know that it’s sometimes really hard to define screens, to detect the ID as well as the text behind an element. The default Calabash installation provides a console based element inspector, which makes it not easy to work with. Furthermore, the default installation from Calabash doesn’t offer any visual device detection, test execution, element inspection or setup possibilities.
But this will change today! We are proud to Open Source our Calabash Launcher. Read more