Oh my god, it’s already February and I haven’t posted my reading recommendations in a while. Sorry for that, but there were other stuff to do ;). However, here is the 92 issue of my reading recommendations containing 5 very interesting blog posts and the latest podcast episode with Richard Bradshaw from Tester’s Island Discs. The topics of this issue are “2 Years in Testing: Then and Now”, “MORE AGILE TESTING > TESTING BUSINESS VALUE”, “A stability strategy for test automation”, “Mapping Biases to Testing: An Inconvenient Truth” and “Kukumber — Getting started with Cucumber in Kotlin”.
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.
2 Years in Testing: Then and Now | Cassandra HLLast year, I wrote about my experiences after one year in testing. I’ve decided to try and make it a bit of a tradition, so I can give people a bit of insight into my experiences and how things are changing, but mostly for myself so I can look back on my own challenges and development as I gain more experience as a professional tester.
Maybe you have seen the program of the Nordic Testing Days 2018 already. And yes, I made it to the program like last year and I am looking forward to travel to Tallinn in June to meet the testing community over there.
My topic this year is “10 Mobile App Testing Mistakes to Avoid” and this is the abstract and the key takeaways:
In this talk I will share 10 common mobile app testing mistakes and how to avoid them. I will share my knowledge in the field of mobile testing and will present practical examples about the mobile testing mistakes that I have seen in the past 9 years while working with different mobile teams across several mobile apps. The content of the talk will cover topics from manual and automated mobile testing, mobile guidelines, mobile testing techniques and how to release a mobile app without making the customer unhappy.
Each of the 10 mistakes will help the audience to not make the mistakes I have seen in the past and to improve their mobile testing.
Avoid easy and common mobile testing mistakes.
A list of testing ideas to build up a powerful mobile testing strategy.
Useful resources to get your mobile testing started.
If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I am supporting the State of Testing survey. It’s already the 5th year that the QA Intelligence Blog in collaboration with TeaTime with Testers is conducting this survey. And it’s time again to answer some questions about the state of testing for 2018. The survey takes only 10 mins and you can share your personal insights with the rest of the world. In 2017 more than 1,500 testers from around the world participated in the survey and provided a really nice overview of the current state of the industry.
If you don’t know the state of testing survey, here is a short description from the survey website:
What is the State of Testing?
The State of Testing™ seeks to identify the existing characteristics, practices, and challenges facing the testing community in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful discussion towards improvement. The final report is translated into several languages and shared globally, further expanding the reach and impact this report has on all of us in the QA world. This is the 5th year that the QA Intelligence Blog is running this survey in collaboration with TeaTime with Testers, and with your help, it can be bigger and more comprehensive than in previous years. Each year the amount of participants has increased, and the final reports become even more valuable as a culminated reflection of testing trends, challenges, and characteristics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And now some 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.
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.