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Reading Recommendations # 36

The 36th issue of the reading recommendation contains again 8 posts. There are topics about Women in Testing, Testing Skills, learning and what kind of skills helps you to built quality in. Furthermore, there is another episode from Stephen Janaway’s podcast series Testing in the Pub with the topic of security testing. There is another interesting post about the topic How I stopped hating QA. And Katrina Clokie provided yet another awesome testing pathway this time about security testing. And last but not least there is a topic about mobile 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.

Reading Recommendations Daniel KnottA Seasoned Tester’s Crystal Ball: Women (like me) in Testing

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Win a Ticket to EuroSTAR Conference

Win a free ticket to EuroStar Conference - Adventues in QANovember is coming and with this blog post you have the chance to attend the EuroSTAR conference 2015 in Maastricht for FREE. This year the EuroSTAR conference is packed with lots of great keynotes, talks, active workshops and novices-speakeasy sessions that you should not miss.

There will be software testing experts from around the world who will share their knowledge on topics like:

  • Mobile Testing
  • Communication
  • Gamification
  • Context Driven
  • Test Automation
  • Embedded Testing
  • Test & Quality Management
  • Metrics & Methods
  • Agile Testing
  • Exploratory Testing

Please have a look at the complete program here. During great workshops, coffee breaks and social events you can exchange and share your knowledge with other software testing experts. Read more

Rotation Tour in Mobile Testing - Adventures in QA

Rotation Tour in Mobile Testing

When I plan my mobile testing efforts and activities, I always plan to perform some special testing with the help of heuristics/ mnemonics. I use the heuristics to concentrate on a specific part of the app to find different behaviors and bugs. I hope you are all familiar with the touring heuristics within software testing. If not, here is a short overview of very known and popular heuristics/ mnemonics.

There is the touring heuristic FCC CUTS VIDS from Michael D. Kelly. Where FCC CUTS VIDS should remind you of several testing tours you can perform on your software. FCC CUTS VIDS stands for: Read more

Reading Recommendations - Adventures in QA

Reading Recommendations # 29

The 29th issue of my software testing reading recommendations contains 7 blog posts. There is a very interesting article on Hiring Testers and on Interview questions for possible new software testers. Furthermore, there is a blogpost from Uber and how they build their own mobile test automation framework called Octopus. There is another post from Richard about Testability Question. Lisa Crispin wrote an article about confidence which is really worth reading. Then there is a post about Personas and another with the topic “Amazon and Testing in Production”.

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.

 

Friendly Tester – Testability Question at CAST 2015

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People in Testing Interview with José Díaz

People in Testing Interview with José Díaz - Adventures in QAThis time in the “People in Testing” series, I had the chance to interview José Díaz the creator of the famous software testing conference in Europe, the Agile Testing Days.

Daniel: What is currently your biggest challenge at work?

José: Due to the great job of my colleagues during the last years we are growing extremely fast. The challenge is to find the right people that fit into the company’s culture and are able to work in the innovative projects of our clients.

What do you think is the most important skill software testers should have?

I don’t think that there is only one. It is a combination of a few. In my eyes, you do not need to be the best tester ever to help your team.  I think that respect for the work of the people involved in the project and also the ability to be a team member and contributing your individual strengths are very important. The skills should match with the project and the team and therefore may change from project to project. Read more