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Blog Update: #Testing Bits - 4/26/15 - 5/2/15

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

Mike Talks lists "Four simple steps to becoming the best tester you can be ..."

Neil Studd begins a new series of Bug Advocacy posts with "I care about bugs!"

Adam Knight believes that when hiring it's important to remember what is "A Cultural Fit."

Paul Carvalho explores "Agile Testing Automation".

Augusto Evangelisti shares his perspective on what "BDD is - BDD is not."

Greg Sypolt writes about "Translating Web App Functional Testing To Mobile."

Tammy Everts provides "Performance Measurement 101: A beginner’s guide to understanding synthetic and real-user monitoring."

T.J Majer gives an "Introduction to OWASP: A Security Testing Resource."

"My Testing Tools" is a nice tool listing from Daniel Knott of what he uses.  What's in your testing toolbox?

Some other notables for the week:

Michael Larsen reports that "#CAST2015: Full Program is Posted."

Hilary Weaver writes a nice account of "Agile and Beyond 2015 Recap."

Testing Bias released Episode "5: Career Growth Follow Up with Heather Tinkham (Part 2)" by Andy Tinkham and Ian Bannerman.

Test Talks released another edition of Test Talks.  In this podcast, Joe Colantonio speaks with "Nate Taylor: Create Robot Users with Protractor."

A new podcast has hit the testing community.  Be sure to check out Test Reactor Episode 0.  In this edition Ben and Joe talks about "what our podcast will be and Avengers 2."

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/1JJI0T0

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 - 4/12/15 - 4/18/15

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

Joe DeMeyer explains why "Testing is not for the Shy."

Katrina Clokie writes about the "Testing Hierarchy in Agile" and asks the question "how do you challenge agiles testers to grow?"  

John Stevenson blogs on "Qualitative Research Coding and Software Testing.  Interesting read.

Daniel Knott has started a new series, "People in Testing".  This week he kicks off the series "People in Testing Q&A with Lisa Crispin."

Josiah Renaudin shared "Innovation from the Tester’s Viewpoint: An Interview with Jason Arbon".  Arbor "explains why testing is the most underappreciated side of application development, as well as how you can push for innovation and, if necessary, fail gracefully."

Amber Kaplan writes a "Guest Post: Functional Testing in 2016 – Forecast".  What testing trends do you see for 2016?

Kevin Dunne focuses on how "Exploratory Testing Goes Mainstream".

Ajay Balamurugadas shares any interesting teaching and mentoring experience in "A trip to Trivandrum - A call for help?"

Some other notables for the week.

James Thomas shares his first three months of reading this year in "Book Notes."

Testing Trapeze April edition has been published and is ready for your reading.

Testing Bias episode "4: Career Growth Follow Up with Heather Tinkham" was released by Andy Tinkham and Ian Bannerman.

Interested in becoming a uTester?  "Learn How to Get Your First uTest Paid Project" by Linda Seid Frembes is a must read.

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/1D1ZUYh

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 - 3/29/15 - 4/4/15

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

Michael Larsen challenges testers that if you see a void, seek to fill it in "On Community, or "Building Your Perfect Beast"."

Duncan Nisbet highlights different forms of speech in "The Power of Language: Effective Communication at Any Level."

Rob Lambert answers the question, "How do you measure the effectiveness of a tester? The only calculation you need."

Keith Klain reflects on his career development and taking risks in "Homework – Making the Best With What You Got…"

James Pulley writes all about caches in "Caching Antipatterns."

Raman Mehta explains "Why Screen Readers Are Imperative in Accessibility Testing."

Bob Galen provides an overview of "The Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing: The Pillars Explained."

Amir Ghahrai provides tips on "How to Test Responsive Web Design."

Mark Crowther writes that testers need to "Understand the context of the Testing Problem"...testers should be able to test any environment and industry.

Some other notables for the week:

STPCon 2015 was held in San Diego last week.  Check out the live blogging from Michael Larsen.  I also provided an edition of Tweet Bits for the event.

TestBash 2015 experience reports continue to come in.  Writings from Dan Billing, John Stevenson, Amy Phillips, and Ryan Arsenault provided more insight into the conference.

Rob Lambert is providing a free eBook entitled, "Learn To Interview Well."

Testing Bias podcast episode "2: Career Growth for Testers" was released by Andy Tinkham and Ian Bannerman.

Test Talks episode 46 was released.  In this podcast, Joe Colantonio interviews Andy Obusek in "iOS Testing: The Apple Watch is Coming – Are You Ready?"

Episodes 57 and 58 were released by the Pefbytes team.  Take a listen for "What’s Up With HTTP2 Performance" and "PerfBytes Live! At STPCON Spring 2015."

Check out "Let’s Test 2015: Interview" with Adam Howard and Duncan Nisbet.

Spartan was released this past week and articles are coming out with overviews.  Have you started to test your products against it?

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (45 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/1F2lgMi

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 - 3/22/15 - 3/28/15

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

Maaret Pyhäjärvi answers the question, "Why should a tester care for unit testing?"

Andy Carrington-Chappell reminds us that "Testers Must be Learners."

Good advice from Katrina Clokie on "Practising teaching and mentoring."...applicable beyond just testing.

Jeff Nyman writes writes an interesting post on "Testers and the Strategy of Trust."  Why do you start with the tests that you do?

Excellent post from Joep Schuurkes on "Test automation – five questions leading to five heuristics."

Jesper Ottosen writes about the importance and value in "Asking Open Questions" when it comes to testing.

The Quality Captain states, "I Don’t Need Explicit Written Requirements to Test"....do you?  

Eric Jacobson mentions methods that have worked for him in "Getting Manual Testers Involved in Automation."

Some other notables for the week:

TestBash 2015 was this past week.  Neil Studd and Daniel Knott wrote about their experiences at the event.  I took a few minutes out to post "Tweet Bits from #TestBash 2015" as well.  I am sure more blogs are to follow and look forward to reading them.

Episode 19 of AB Testing was released.  In this podcast, Alan Page and Brent Jensen talk about "dashboards, scorecards, buzzwords, soapboxes, and Alan’s appearance on another podcast."

Episode 45 of Test Talks was released.  In this podcast, Joe Colantonio interviews Johan Haleby about "Getting Started Testing with Rest-Assured."

uTest Announces Winning Testers of the Quarter for Q1 2015

uTest posted the Top Tweets From James Bach’s uTest Twitter Chat

Computer World calculates - Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (48 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/1ONzMtO

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 - 3/15/15 - 3/21/15

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

James Bach provided a "History of Definitions of ET" and along with Michael Bolton has retired the term 'exploratory testing' as explained in their shared blog post "Exploratory Testing 3.0."

"Using Games to Make You a Better Tester" by Erik Davis shows how tester games can improve your thinking and change the way you approach testing.

Jeff Nyman writes about "The Danger of the Certified Tester."

Eric Proegler looks at standards, ISO 29119, exploratory testing, and risk based testing in his post "Analysis of ISO 29119-1."

Anne-Marie Charrett explores "Paying Attention to Paying Attention to Detail".

Michael Larsen makes "The Case for "Just a Little More" Documentation."

Jeremy Carey-Dressler writes about learning, testing communities, and skill development in "Learning: Twitter, LinkedIn and Other Communities."

Sunil Dangwal list some of "The Assistive Tools Testers Should Know When Ensuring Accessibility."

Some other notables for the week:

The March 2015 edition of Testing Circus was published and is ready for your reading pleasure.  Interview with Benjamin Yaroch and writings by Kristoffer Nordström, Adam Satterfield, Kevin Dunne, Rob Lambert, Arslan Ali, Satyajit Malugu, Ravi Kumar BN, Pallavi Kodali, and Santhosh Tuppad.

Test Talks, episode #44 was released.  In this podcast, Joe Colantonio talks with Alan Page about "Testing Software At Microsoft – Lessons Learned".

uTest Announces Tester of the Quarter for Q1 2015.

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (31 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/1B1tptF

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 - 3/1/15 - 3/7/15

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

Albert Gareev dives into statements "Test scripts are exclusive. Testing charters are inclusive." in his post "Beyond 140 characters."

Jon Hagar encourages ways for going about educating yourself in the area of security testing in "Security, Insecurity, and the Single Tester."

Dave Higgens looks at the differences between QA and Testing roles in "Q: Are we not testers? A: We are QA!"

Albert Gareev suggests "A few questions to ask upon a bug."

Joe Colantonio reviews Serenity BDD in "Serenity BDD – Getting Started using Serenity with Selenium and jBehave."

Sunil Dangwal investigates the question "Accessibility Testing: Should You Use a Manual or Automated Approach?"

Anastasia Kotsevich describes her experiences testing and working in same room as coders in "A Tester among Developers: Life beyond the Code."

Christina Mulligan provides an overview of what it is like "Testing in an agile world."

Some other notables for the week:

Jokin Aspiazu gives a nice overview of the Copenhagen Context Conference in two separate blog posts, "Copenhagen Context Conference 2015, How we got there... " and "Day 0 at the Copenhagen Context Conference."

The Jan/Feb edition of Teas Time with Testers is ready for your download and reading pleasures.  Articles by Jerry Weinberg, Lorinda Brandon, Rajeth Mathur, Rama Komarabathini, Jim Holmes, T Ashok, Joel Montvelisky, and Geogios Kogketsof.

Joe Colantonio released Test Talks podscast "42: Paul Gerrard: Shift Left – A New Model for Testing."

Alan Page and Brent Jensen released their podcast, "AB Testing – Episode 18".

Perfbytes "Episode #55 Ten Things Every Developer Should Know" by Mark Tomlinson and James Pulley was also released for your podcast listening list.

expo:QA is conducting a survey that explores software testing salaries until March 22nd.

Scott Gilbertson provides a close look at Vivaldi, "Hands-on with Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users ".

Jan Willem Aldershoff provides some early screenshots of Spartan in "Microsoft’s new Spartan browser disappoints in first preview."

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (47 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/1ASm3Hr

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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#Testing Articles, Blogs, & News - 4/19/15 - 4/25/15

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

Mike Talks shares "Developing an approach to responsive design website testing."

Joe Colantonio provides another nice interview in "Getting Started with Performance Testing – the Performance Sherpa Mark Tomlinson Guides the Way."

T.J. Maher gives advice on " How to Switch Careers in the Software Industry."

Ben Kelly writes about "Pairing – Seeing the flip-side of the coin."

Joel Montvelisky gives an overview on "Peripheral vision and peripheral testing."

Mike Wacker states "Just Say No to More End-to-End Tests."

Anton Angelov continues his series on design patterns for automation testing with part 3, "Facade Design Pattern – Design Patterns in Automation Testing."

Derrick Lam recounts his experiences with introducing automated functional UI testing in "Guest Blog: Flipboard transitioning from manual to automated UI testing."

Laszlo Szegedi lists "Communication Tips in Software Testing."

Some other notables for the week:

The April 2015 edition of Testing Circus has been published and is ready for download for your reading pleasure.

Mark Tomlinson and James Pulley released "News Of The Damned 4-21-2015".  In this podcast, they talk about recent performance problems in the news.

Dan Ashby and Stephen Janaway released "Testing In The Pub Episode 17 - The Right Things vs. The Right Thing"  In this podcast, the two talk about "the differences between ‘The Right Thing’ and doing ‘The Thing Right’."

Michael Larsen and Matt Heusser share their touching memories of Kenneth Pier who recently passed away.  

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/1GwuqRQ

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 - 4/5/15 - 4/11/15

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

New to a testing role? James Thomas gives some advice in "‘Make Like a Tester’ in Your New Role".  What other advice would you give?

Jeff Nyman provides an excellent piece on "Looking For and Valuing the Modern Tester."

Amy Phillips describes "How a lone tester can build an efficient test process despite the challenges."

Check out "Blunders in Test Automation: An Interview with Dorothy Graham" by Josiah Renaudin for an interesting read.

Jon Hagar talks about "The Value of Wisdom in Testing—and How to Earn It."  Is wisdom something we learn or something we gain over the years?

Viktor Slavchev describes the "Types of testers in software industry" from his personal observations and work experience.  

Amir Ghahrai gives his view of the "Role of QA Manager in Agile Project."

Software Testing Times reviews "Sprint Retrospectives - From Testing Team perspective."

Shantonu Sarker answers the question, "How to design load scenario for performance testing?"

Some other notables for the week.

The absence of women keynote speakers at conferences has been a hot topic.   James Bach, Anne-Marie Charrett, and Fiona Charles weighed in on the subject this week.

Ken Whitaker highlights what's in the Spring 2015 issue of Better Software Magazine.

Alan Page and Brent Jenkins released episode 20 of AB Testing.

Andy Tinkman and Ian Bannerman released Testing Bias, "3: Automated Testing Efforts."

Craig Buckler published "Browser Trends April 2015: StatCounter vs NetMarketShare ".  

You can find the links to these articles, news, events, and more (46 items this week) at Testing Curator's weekly Testing Bits at http://bit.ly/1I4M501

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: Tweet Bits from #STPCon Spring 2015 #testing http://bit.ly/1NHoUKV
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Blog Update: Tweet Bits from #TestBash 2015 - Some great information shared at the conference! #testing http://bit.ly/1GBvSkg
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Blog Update: Testing Bits - 3/8/15 - 3/14/15

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

Daniel Knott asks an interesting interview question, "How to Test a Spoon?"  See what kind of insight this simple question can provide.

Michael Bolton refines his view on oracles and talks checking vs. testing in "Blog: Oracles Are About Problems, Not Correctness."

Gojko Adzic looks at exploratory testing in "Explore capabilities, not features" taken from an excerpt of his upcoming book, Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Tests.

Joe Colantonio reviews Applitools and explores "What is Visual Validation Testing."

Albert Gareev breaks down in a 3 part series "Integrating Skilled Testing with Agile Development" by James Bach complete with commentary and mindmaps.  

A1QA blog interviews Paul Gerrard in "How on earth will we approach the challenge?", and covers topics such as Paul's background, how he got into software testing, the importance of Internet of Everything (IoE), and what we will need to test for in IoE.

Dave Higgins explains "Why Risk Based Testing is Important in Agile Projects."

John Stevenson describes "The role of testers in an agile environment."

Some other notables for the week:

Testing in the Pub, Episode 16 was released.  In this podcast, Dan Ashby interviews Alan Parkinson about TDD and BDD.

PerfBytes, Episode 56, was released.  In this podcast, Mark Tomlinson interviews Andi Grabner to talk about Sharepoint performance.

Test Talks, Episode 43 was released.  In this podcast, Joe Colantonio interviews Adam Carmi and discuss Applitools and "Stress Free Automated Visual Validation Testing".

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/1FqyDo9

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Blog Update: Software #QA & #Testing Meetup – March 2015 #Meetup Scheduled - http://bit.ly/1EucEfh 
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