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Reading Recommendations # 42

It is time again for my reading recommendations. I hope you have already missed them. In the last 3 weeks I was on vacation to recharge my batteries and to think about new blog posts. During that time I was mainly offline and the time was just great! You should try it as well :).
However, now it is time again for some really great software testing content that you should read. The 42nd edition of the reading recommendations contains 6 blog posts with different topics. There is a post about flaky tests, a post from Stephen Janaway is providing a cheat sheet for mobile testing which is really great. Katharina Clokie provided again another great pathway this time with the topic “Testing for Non-Testers”. Other posts are “Bug Automation”, “Why Social Skills Are Trumping Cognitive Skills” and “The 10 Do’s, and 500* Don’ts of Automated Acceptance Testing”.

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

Your tests aren’t flaky | WatirMelon This is a talk I delivered at the Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) on Tuesday 10th November at Google in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I am going to be using the F-word a lot in this talk. Like a lot. I apologize in advance if I offend. You know the F-Word don’t you? Also known as the…

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Reading Recommendations # 41

It seems to be that the average amount of recommended blog posts is often six. Maybe it is the amount of blog post I am able to read throughout the week. However, last week I was not able to publish the reading recommendations due to heavy workload but this week there is the latest issue number 41 again. And surprise, it contains again six interesting posts about software testing. There are posts about “The Laws of Sport and Automation”, “Do You Know How to Wow Mobile Users?”, “Why your phone battery is rubbish”, “Failing Doesn’t Make you a Failure”, “Notes from the Eurostar Mobile Deep Dive 2015” and “How to develop into a great speaker”.

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Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottThe expected result was 42. Now what was the test?: The Laws of Sport and Automation

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Reading Recommendations # 40

Today it is already the 40th issue of the reading recommendation and there will be more to come this year. The latest issue contains again six interesting posts about software testing, learning and leadership. There is a very interesting post from Jonathan Kohl about “Designing a Gamification Productivity Tool” which I highly recommend to read it. There is a post from Katrina Clokie about how she writes her posts which I find really insightful and helpful for me as a blogger. The other posts are dealing with the topics “Bad Habits During Testing Activities”, “Learning about test automation with Lego”, “Leading without Direct Reports” and a post about “Reflection”.

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Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottJonathan Kohl | Designing a Gamification Productivity Tool

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Mobile Test Pyramid - Adventures in QA

Mobile Test Pyramid

Anyone who is involved in software testing and software test automation should know the test automation pyramid introduced by Mike Cohn (http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/).

This article contains excerpts from my book „Hands-On Mobile App Testing“ published with Pearson Education.

As you can see in the following image, the typical pyramid consists of three layers. At the bottom, there is the automated unit-testing layer, in the middle the automated integration testing layer and at the top there is the automated end-to-end testing layer (including the user interface tests). Each layer has a different size, indicating the number of tests that should be written within each stage. Manual testing is not part of the test pyramid, hence it is shown as a cloud for additional testing work.

Test Pyramid - Adventures in QA

But this pyramid is not applicable to mobile apps and mobile test automation. Mobile testing requires a totally different set of testing activities like movement, sensors, different devices and networks compared to other software like desktop or web applications. Lots of manual testing is required to be sure that a mobile app is working as expected in the different usage scenarios. Read more

Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 38

The 38th issue of the reading recommendation contains five interesting posts. This issue is mainly about learning, test automation and how to select the right mobile test devices for your team. There are posts with the topic “Audio Testing”, “Remote Experiential Learning”, “5 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Understand about Test Automation”, “Automated Verifications are Special, and Why This is Important” and an article about “How To Decide Which Devices to Buy for Mobile Testing” from Karen Johnson.

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Google Testing Blog: Audio Testing – Automatic Gain Control

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