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Thoughts: Should Testers be able to code? - CodeBar Review
Excercise from the TestLab at Eurostar 2014 Should Testers be able to code? Funnily enough this topic was just reinvigorated since I started to write this a few days ago. There is an interesting and in depth article here from Simon Knight and also an intere...
Excercise from the TestLab at Eurostar 2014 Should Testers be able to code? Funnily enough this topic was just reinvigorated since I started to write this a few days ago. There is an interesting and in depth arti...
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Event Review: Brighton tester meet up - BDD Requirements
The tester meet up was a huge success! Thanks to our sponsored Rakuten Attribution and their great offices and Crunch Ltd for sponsoring the food and drink! Also it would not have been so engaging and worthwhile without our great speaker Alan Parkinson. Tha...
The tester meet up was a huge success! Thanks to our sponsored Rakuten Attribution and their great offices and Crunch Ltd for sponsoring the food and drink! Also it would not have been so engaging and worthwhile without our ...
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Follow Up: Testing Strategies in a microservice Architecture
Me starting the walk along the Causeway While pondering the future of how we will be developing and therefore testing we did a lot of research. I shared my first post about this the other day here . I have since had a chat with Amy whose talk on testing in ...
Me starting the walk along the Causeway While pondering the future of how we will be developing and therefore testing we did a lot of research. I shared my first post about this the other day here. I have since had a c...
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Thoughts: Testing Strategies in a microservice Architecture - takeaways and reflections
"The Causeway" This is post based on some research we did about hypothetically moving to a micro service architecture/soa.  This first post is a reflection on an article by Martin Fowler . My personal problem with these testing approaches to a micro service...
"The Causeway" This is post based on some research we did about hypothetically moving to a micro service architecture/soa.  This first post is a reflection on an article by Martin Fowler. My personal problem with the...
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TestBash 2015 and BrighTest the Brighton Tester Meet up
I wrote a couple of reviews which are now up on the ministry of testing : Lean Software Testing Review TestBash Workshop Day 2015 I hope you enjoy them. :) In other news the Brighton tester meet up is upon us on Wednesday! Here the deets and the meet up pag...
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Speakeasy Mentorship Programme - My first mentor get together
Picture from summer 2014 taken from Brighton Pier (before my camera was cleaned In a previous post I shared how I started on the way to do my first talk in front of an unknown audience.  Since then I joined the speakeasy mentorship programme . The aim of th...
Picture from summer 2014 taken from Brighton Pier (before my camera was cleaned In a previous post I shared how I started on the way to do my first talk in front of an unknown audience.  Since then I joined the speakeasy ...
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SpeakEasy: Thoughts: 3 things that bug me about “Agile Testing”
Sculpture made out of electronic waste at Eden project 2015 I re-started my speakeasy journey this month and in my conversation with Mark he just asked me to speak for 3 minutes on a topic. This was also part of re-living a bit of my fear of getting somethi...
Sculpture made out of electronic waste at Eden project 2015 I re-started my speakeasy journey this month and in my conversation with Mark he just asked me to speak for 3 minutes on a topic. This was also part of re-livin...
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BrightTest Take 2 - BDD: Testing Requirements
Brighton Eye Shameless brief plug about the next Brighton tester meet up. This time all about BDD with a presentation by Alan Parkinson (and I think a game!). Venue is provded by Rakuten Attribution and food and drinks by Crunch Accounting. Hopefully see yo...
Brighton Eye Shameless brief plug about the next Brighton tester meet up. This time all about BDD with a presentation by Alan Parkinson (and I think a game!). Venue is provded by Rakuten Attribution and food and drinks by Cr...
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TestBash 2015 summary
The first time I went to TestBash was in 2013 after discovering that testing is a great job and can give you a career, and has an amazing community around it. On a random side note, at 7am I got hit by bird poo for the first time in 10 years! I knew then th...
The first time I went to TestBash was in 2013 after discovering that testing is a great job and can give you a career, and has an amazing community around it. On a random side note, at 7am I got hit by bird poo for the fi...
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Events: BrighTest Summary and the next event
Just over 1 week ago we had our first BrighTest Tester meet up with actual talks! The event went really well and I wanted to thank everyone involved. The Past Event Dan started the presentations talking about the emotion of fear and how it holds us back in ...
Just over 1 week ago we had our first BrighTest Tester meet up with actual talks! The event went really well and I wanted to thank everyone involved. The Past Event Dan started the presentations talking about the emotion...
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1 week to go til TestBash 2015
Bench at Shoreham Graveyard March 2015 One week left until Brighton's one day testing conference kicks off! This will be my third time that I go to TestBash ! It has a great atmosphere and everyone is really nice and helpful! As always there are tonnes of m...
Bench at Shoreham Graveyard March 2015 One week left until Brighton's one day testing conference kicks off! This will be my third time that I go to TestBash! It has a great atmosphere and everyone is really nice and helpf...
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Review: Brighton Meet Up - Games to encourage thinking and problem solving
Yesterday was our second BrighTest meet up ! Our focus this time was to explore creative thinking and problem solving with games.  Emma was the games mastress and she did an amazing job! We had an ice breaker game at the beginning with set requirements and ...
Yesterday was our second BrighTest meet up! Our focus this time was to explore creative thinking and problem solving with games.  Emma was the games mastress and she did an amazing job! We had an ice breaker game at the...
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Kim is one of the co-organisers of the Brighton tester meet-up and currently the Test Lead at Crunch Accounting Ltd.

Her main interests in testing are usability testing and using automation tools to aid manual exploratory testing.


Find her here: @punkmik and http://punkmiktests.blogspot.co.uk/.
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