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Blog Update: #Testing Bits - 8/21/16 - 8/27/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Erik Brickarp lists a number of resource on "How to come up with test ideas."

Jeff Nyman describes "The Use of Tradition and Dogma in Testing."

Dan Ashby answers "“Acceptance Testing” – What does it mean?"

Parimala Hariprasad describes proper use of "Labels on Mobile Forms".

Neil Studd blogs "A tale of my first foray into security reporting."

Bhagya Perera chronicles an experience where "Sometimes its good to ignore the rules."

Mukesh Sharma writes how "Setting Priorities Differentiates the Great Testers from the Rest."

Malcolm Isaacs posts "Pairs, mobs, and coffee breaks: How social software testing can benefit your org."

Mike Talks submits 7 posts on starting to learning JAVA.

Podcasts were released by AB Testing, Let's Talk About Tests, PerfBytes, STP Radio, and Test Talks.

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (38 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly curated list of Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/2brYUaw

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read. Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.

Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 8/21/16 – 8/27/16. Articles & Blogs A tale of my first foray into security reporting – Neil Studd – http://neilstudd.ghost.io/2016/08/23/a-tale-of-my-first-foray-into-security-reporting/ A tester’s thoughts on characterization testing – Marcel Gehlen – http://thatsthebuffettable.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-testers-thoughts-characterisation.html “Acceptance Testin...
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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 8/7/16 - 8/13/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Maaike Brinkhof details "Mapping Biases to Testing: Confirmation Bias."

Matthew Bretten believes that "Games Testers should be proud of their work, not ashamed."

Mel Eaden blogs about "Finding Allies in Testing."

Chris Tozzi covers "A Brief History of the Selenium Testing Framework."

Jeff Nyman writes about "Integration and Integrated" in two more posts this weeks.

Mike Talks continues his series with two posts on Test Automation covering Github and maintenance of scripts.

Josiah Renaudin posts "Break Through Your Major Testing Barriers: An Interview with Jared Richardson."

CAST2016 just finished up.  Be sure to review experience reports from Neil Studd, Claire Moss, Hilary Weaver, and Katrina Clokie.  I also took a few minutes out to publish Tweet Bits from #CAST2016 .

Women Testers, 9th edition, was published.

Podcasts were released by Test Talks and Let's Talks About Test.

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (37 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/2aVqgXQ

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week. 
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 8/7/16 – 8/13/16. Articles & Blogs A Basic Guide to Creating XML API Automated Checks – Jason Ogayon – https://onesoftwaretester.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/a-basic-guide-to-creating-xml-api-automated-checks/ Break Through Your Major Testing Barriers: An Interview with Jared Richardson – Josiah Renaudin – https://www.stickyminds.com/interview/break-through-your...
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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 7/24/16 - 7/30/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Bas Dijkstra shares advice for "Taking care of your test automation health."

Ash Winter describes "A Personal Model of Testing and Checking."

Dan Woodward lists attributes for "Quality People in Testing."

Nathalie Rooseboom de Vries - van Delft explains "Ratting Out The Loaded Term."

Viktor Slavchev replies to "Being the “one man army tester” – mentoring question."

Kim Engel answers "As a software tester, do I need to learn about automation?."

Selenium 3.0-beta1 was released.

Podcasts were released from AB Testing, Let's Talk About Tests, and Testing in the Pub.

Be sure to check out Connor Robert's downloadable reference card set of "A Tester’s Guide To The Galaxy."

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (36 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/2am4pga

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week. 
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 7/24/16 – 7/30/16. Articles & Blogs A Personal Model of Testing and Checking – Ash Winter – http://testingisbelieving.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-personal-model-of-testing-and-checking.html A Tester Invades Philmont: Lessons from the Trail – Micheal Larsen – http://www.mkltesthead.com/2016/07/a-tester-invades-philmont-lessons-from.html Agile, DevOps, and What The...
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Blog Update: Testing Bits - #Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 7/10/16 - 7/16/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Katrina Clokie shares the various types of responses she received when she asked testers to describe the Context Driven Community in "A community discussion."  Eye opening.

Jeff Nyman blogs about "Modern Testing and Unpacking Truths."

Alister Scott posts about "(Not) Lying about Writing Code."

Bas Dijkstra provides some advices "For those of you thinking about moving into the test automation field."

Viktor Slavchev writes on the topic of "Organic Testing."

Kim Knup describes "Songkick from a Tester’s point of view."

David Greenless posts his views on information sharing in "Seek, Identify, Gather...A Model For Talking About Testing."

Dolly Pente tells about the last project she worked on in "Learning, evaluating and testing with usability heuristics."

Sławomir Radzymiński is starting a new series on technical testing with "TestOps - missing piece of puzzle."

Postcasts were released from Let's Talk About Tests and Test Talks.

The 30 Days of Testing Challenge is going strong as evidenced on Twitter and recent blog posts.  See posts by Amanda Shankle-Knowlton and Testophiliac.  Have you gotten in on the challenge?  If not, there is still time!  #30daysoftesting

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (40 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/2a2SHDe

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.  
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 7/10/16 – 7/16/16. Articles & Blogs 8 Security Considerations for API Testing – Cameron Laird – http://blog.smartbear.com/api-testing/security-considerations-for-api-testing/ A community discussion – Katrina Clokie – http://katrinatester.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-community-discussion.html Dear Software Development Manager: A Letter from Your Testers – Marcus Bl...
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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 6/26/16 - 7/2/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Jokin Aspiazu writes "Being Context Driven Tester and defining Testing Community."

Jeff Nyman explains "Screenplays and Journeys, Not Page Objects."

Joel Montvelisky asks "Why do we Test?!"

Noah Sussman describes his "Ten Tired Trends In Software Testing Discourse."

Maaret Pyhäjärvi blogs about "Context-driven testing."

Adam Knight posts on "Being Honest."

Podcasts were released by Let's Talk About Tests and Test Talks.

Are you participating in the 30 Day Testing Challenge? #30daysoftesting

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (37 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/29fzFtC

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 6/26/16 – 7/2/16. Articles & Blogs AUTOMATION 12 – Help! I’m not technical! – Mike Talks – http://testsheepnz.blogspot.com/2016/06/automation-12-help-im-not-technical.html Behavior-Based Test Automation and the Future of Software Engineering – Martin Ivison – https://www.stickyminds.com/article/behavior-based-test-automation-and-future-software-engineering B...
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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 5/29/16 - 6/4/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Patrick Prill blogs "Reinventing Testers and Testing to prepare for the Future."

Anne-Marie Charrett exclaims "Leave the testing to the experts!."  Be sure to read followup responses by Maaret Pyhäjärvi in "Work on culture: being told and offering views" and Anne Marie's reply in "Nuance on leaving testing to the experts." Good series of reading.

Mike Talks explains "Just because you can automate everything ... doesn't mean you should."

Brendan Connally continues to write about "API Testing – Using SoapUI with REST Services.:

Beren Van Daele asks "Are Test Cases Dead (…yet)?"

Michael Fritzius answers "How Much Detail is Too Much?"

Michael Bolton details "The Honest Manual Writer Heuristic."

Justin Rohrman writes "Too Many Tests, Too Little Time: Managing Your Software Testing Strategy."

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (35 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/1Y0IY3a

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week. 
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 5/29/16 – 6/4/16. Articles & Blogs AMA: embedded QA specialists? – Alister Scott – https://watirmelon.com/2016/05/30/ama-embedded-qa-specialists/ Are Test Cases Dead (…yet)? – Beren Van Daele – https://enquiretst.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/are-test-cases-dead-yet/ Blog: The Honest Manual Writer Heuristic – Michael Bolton – http://www.developsense.com/blog/2016...
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Blog Update: #Testing Bits - 8/14/16 - 8/20/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Joe Colantonio condenses a recent interview with Maaret Pyhäjärvi on "Becoming a Test Catalyst – Ways to Ignite Your Team!"

Richard Bradshaw says to "Give Your Automated Checks a Voice."

Cade Cairns and Daniel Somerfield describe "The Basics of Web Application Security."

Matthew Bretten exclaims "I love testing and this is why!"

Katrina Clokie writes more about her company's implementation of Selenium grid in "Post-merge test automation failures."

Alex Siminuic answers "What are the Pros and Cons of Being an Automated Tester?"

Sławomir Radzymiński outlines "How to start learning test automation."

Joe Colantonio blogs "Never say die: How QA engineers can become performance testers."

Bas Dijkstra examines "Continuous Delivery and user interface-driven test automation: does that compute?"

Josiah Renaudin posts "Your Test Automation Strategy Needs to Be Optimized: An Interview with Mary Thorn."

It was quite a week for podcasts with releases from AB Testing, PerfBytes, STP Radio, Test Talks, Testing in the Pub, and the Testing Show!  

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (40 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/2b8uUVh

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.  
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 8/14/16 – 8/20/16. Articles & Blogs AUTOMATION 23 – GUI 10, Switching to Chrome – Mike Talks – http://testsheepnz.blogspot.com/2016/08/automation-23-gui-10-switching-to-chrome.html Becoming a Test Catalyst – Ways to Ignite Your Team! – Joe Colantonio – https://www.joecolantonio.com/2016/08/18/becoming-test-catalyst-ways-ignite-team/ Can you remove a Tester a...
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Blog Update: #Testing Bits - 7/31/16 - 8/6/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Jeff Nyman explores "What Can Particle Physics Teach Us About Testing?"

Helena Jeret-Mäe blogs "How do you do, Head of Testing? vol. 1."

Brendan Connolly is "Getting Ready for CAST 2016."

Robin Goldsmith posts "Unconventional Wisdom V5: Drinking Exploratory’s Kool-Aid."

Dennis Turpitka shares advice on "Time estimation for software testing."

Chris Kenst provides a "Review of The Selenium GuideBook: Ruby Edition"

Podcasts were released by Test Talks and The Testing Show.

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (21 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/2aMD9lC

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week. 
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 7/31/16 – 8/6/16. Articles & Blogs Four performance lessons we should learn from Pokémon Go – Ann Ruckstuhl – https://www.soasta.com/blog/pokemon-go-performance-testing/ Getting Started with Web Application Penetration Testing – Vijay Shinde – http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/getting-started-with-web-application-penetration-testing/ How do you do, Head of ...
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Blog Update: #Testing Bits - 7/17/16 - 7/23/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Jeff Nyman continues with two more interesting posts about moden testing with "Modern Testing and the Artifact Crutch" and "Modern Testing and the Lucid Approach."

Alister Scott writes about communication techniques within distributed team in his post "How we Communicate at Automattic."

Joe Colantonio lists "3 FREE API Security Test Tools" that every tester should know about.

John Stevenson addresses "What do we mean by testers learning to be technical?"

Duncan Nisbet and Andrew Morton both describe why they identify with CDT in their respective posts "What has the CDT Community ever done for me?" and "Why I'm a Context Driven Tester..."

Bas Dijkstra provides "An approach to test your user interface more efficiently."

Adam Knight reflects on career management in "Making Luck."

Leanne Howard blogs "Get Smart about Your Regression Tests' Value."

Podcasts were released by PerfBytes.

The 30 Days of Testing Challenge is down to it's last 7 days. Be sure to follow #30daysoftesting on Twitter.

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (42 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/29XHy4q

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week. 
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 7/17/16 – 7/23/16. Articles & Blogs 4 Software Quality Lessons from Pokemon Go’s Wild First Week – Priyanka Tiwari – http://blog.smartbear.com/performance-monitoring/pokemon-go-software-quality-lessons/ An approach to test your user interface more efficiently – Bas Dijkstra – http://www.ontestautomation.com/an-approach-to-test-your-user-interface-more-effici...
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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 7/3/16 - 7/9/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

The 30 Days of Testing Challenge is going strong as evidenced on Twitter and recent blog posts.  See posts by Gareth Waterhouse, Eran Kinsbruner, Jokin Aspiazu, Maaret Pyhäjärvi, and Danny Dainton.  Have you gotten in on the challenge?  If not, there is still time!  #30daysoftesting

Jason Ogayon writes that "We Are Not Gatekeepers."

Brendan Connolly blogs about testers having "A Healthier Relationship With Code."

Paul Seaman reposts a couple of recent magazine articles..."Management and trust – So simple, so complex, so important" and "Transforming a Test Manager into a Test Leader."  Both are worth the read.

Amy Phillips asks "Should Developers Own Acceptance Tests?"

Jeff Nyman blogs 3 posts on "Using Serenity with Cucumber."

Annapoorani Gurusamy provides "An analogy to understand web APIs."

T.J. Maher details how to "Setup of Selenium Grid for Beginners" in several posts.

Rosie Hamilton shares a recent survey she conducted and has posted her results showing "A Snapshot of Software Testers in 2016."

The Testing Show released another podcast on "Avoiding the Commodity Trap."

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (36 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/29veTE2

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.  
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 7/3/16 – 7/9/16. Articles & Blogs 4 Things to Remember to Ensure Good Test Coverage – Terry Wiegmann – https://www.stickyminds.com/article/4-things-remember-ensure-good-test-coverage?page=0%2C0 A Healthier Relationship With Code – Brendan Connolly – http://www.brendanconnolly.net/a-healthier-relationship-with-code/ A Snapshot of Software Testers in 2016 – Ro...
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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 6/19/16 - 6/25/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Mike Talks continues his series on Automation with three posts focusing on API Checking.

Bas Dijkstra posts on "Selenium and what it is not."

John Stevenson continues writing about tester skills with "Testing Skills #10 - Persuasion and Selling."

Rich Roger continues writing about "Opportunities and Threats Part Two: Threats."

Jeff Nyman blogs about "Modern Testing and Sources of Truth."

Joe Colantonio recommends ways on "How to get testers and developers working together."

Beren Van Daele explores the role of a tester in "Software Intelligence."

Amir Ghahrai answers the question, "Should Test Automation be Done by Separate Dedicated Team?"

AB Testing released another new podcast.

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (34 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at bit.ly/28VUOJm

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.
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Blog Update: #Testing Bits - 6/5/16 - 6/11/16

Here are some items that caught my attention from the testing community over the last week.

Anthony Vallone blogs about "The Inquiry Method for Test Planning."

Patrick Prill followups on his last blog post by trying to answer "Is software quality really getting worse?"

Augusto Evangelisti asks "What tester are you?"

Katrina Clokie describes the "Benefits of cross-team pair testing in agile."

Michael D. Kelly posts "How to Become More Offensive" to helps those that want to be more purposeful with their time.

Christian Kram and Simon Morley each wrote excellent pieces on the topic of communication.

Eric Brickarp continues his series on "Time estimates in testing, part 2."

AB Testing released their 40th podcast.

Torsten Zelger releases another cartoon depicting "The truth about agile development and scrum."

Martin Cunningham posts "Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (June 16)."

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (44 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/28urv82

As always, I am on the look out for posts that other testers have found of interest and value to read.  Please comment here with your favorite articles and blog posts from the past week.
Here is this week’s collection of articles, blogs, and announcements covering the days of 6/5/16 – 6/11/16. Articles & Blogs 4 Essential Test Data Strategies (It’s OK to Be Selfish) – Joe Colantonio – http://www.joecolantonio.com/2016/06/09/4-test-data-strategies-automation/ 9 metrics that can make a difference to today’s software development teams – Steven Lowe – http://techbeacon.com/9-metrics-can-make-difference-todays-software-development-tea...
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