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Now is the time to explore the full testing program and start planning your trip to Toronto, October 14-19, 2018. There will be more the 50 learning sessions for you to discover how to improve your testing teams and practices.
Ministry of Testing’s forum, The Club, has been a wonderful place for gathering opinions and information from the software testing community. As well as a great place for offering support to our wide audience of software testers. This particular visual of software testers’ key skills is directly from a post on The Club.
To commemorate the world's most celebrated lawn tennis competition, Wimbledon, we have this rather fun Ministry of Testing Bug Tennis Mug.
Join this session on 18th July 6pm BST, wth Engineering Director @ Dow Jones Sumeet Mandloi, and learn how you can easily avoid front-end bugs and visual regressions, as well as substantially increase coverage, by adding automated visual testing to your existing automated tests running locally or on the cloud.
TestBash Essentials is a new one day conference focusing on the more introductory ideas in software testing. We're looking for talks that will help those that are newer to testing. We think it's important that people who do not know a lot about testing should walk away feeling like they understand testing better.
Tell us about your testing-in-Jira experiences. Fill out this 10-minute survey and win a Dojo subscription or one of 3x TestSphere card decks!
Paul Maxwell-Walters joins us from Down Under. We get into philosophical and real-world political discussions, drawing parallels to our experiences in the world of software testing, sharing tales of teams who may have fallen foul of "sleepwalking" through their processes and discussing tips on how to help teams to negotiate these everyday pitfalls, and how to speak up within harsh working environments.
For this Ask Me Anything we were joined by Alan Page on the topic of Modern Testing. Alan is a community builder and lover of learning. Alan is an author, as well as being part of the AB Testing Podcast. Watch this session to learn more about Modern Testing.
This month’s talk comes all the way from NZ! James Farrier who is on a flying visit to (currently) sunny Scotland is going to talk to us about how he is using AI to help predict where to look for potential defects.
We've picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with?
As somebody relatively new and starting out in test automation, I tried to search for a beginner-friendly explanation of concepts of what on earth is stubbing, mocking and faking. Most definitions are technical as it is used in unit testing or test driven development (TDD).
I’ve been a software test automation engineer for quite a few years, and in that time, I’ve been asked to look at a lot of different automation. Early in my career, I learned about code smells the hard way. Now, I’ve been tasked with refactoring existing automation at a couple of different projects, and mentoring new automators to keep their code smelling fresh and clean.
Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.
WCAG are an internationally established set of guidelines for ensuring that content on the internet is accessible. The guidelines are maintained by W3C, the main standards body for the internet. Whilst the guidelines partly focus on people with various disabilities, they ultimately ensure that everybody has equal access to the online world, whether they have a permanent, temporary, situational or no disability.
A common misconception is that all security testing is complicated. While some testing certainly requires learning new skills and understanding things like networks, IP addresses, and domain names, other testing is extremely simple.
- Learning Something New: 10/07/2018 - Software Testing Blog by SKC
- Continuing my learning journey - Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin
- Refactoring Kung Fu - Part II - Everyday Unit Testing
- Avoiding LGTM PR Cultures – WatirMelon
- #SuperGoalingBros – OWASP Study – 8. Insecure Deserialisation – Mike the Tester
- A bug is still a bug - imALittleTester
- Test Driving a Scoda - Hiccupps
- Qualifying quantitative risk – Gregory Testing
- How do I explain the testing role to my team? - A Journey Of Discovery
- Lean Inception: How We Tried to Make It Leaner and What We’ve Learnt – Let Me Try Software Testing!
- What were some jobs that existed 50 years ago but have largely disappeared today? - Gerald Weinberg's Secrets of Writing and Consulting
- #30daysoftesting – Team skills to succeed with automation in testing - Toine
- Simplicity. The difference between coding yourself into a corner and unconditional coding. - Mikael Sjögren
- On delivering automation training online - On Test Automation
Testing PodcastsMoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.
- 43: Kelsey Hightower - End to End & Integration Testing - Test and Code
- Episode 85: The Community Principle - AB Testing
- 210: Selenium WebDriver Past, Present & Future with Simon Stewart - Test Talks
- What is Katalon Studio? A Free QTP Like Automation Tool - Test Automation Made Easy: Tools, Tips & Training Awesomeness - Joe Colantonio
Testing ChatterWe keep a close eye on our two slack groups - testers.chat and our MoT Slack. This is what they've been sharing.
- 3 Lessons I Have Learned From My Project Manager – Testing Land
- The Website Obesity Crisis - Idlewords
- Android devices with pre-installed malware sold in developing markets - Help Net Security
- NHS data breach exposed sensitive health data of 150,000 patients - Hackread
- I discovered a browser bug - Jake Archibald's Blog
- The Most Hated UI & UX Pattern of 2018
- Web Development Tutorials For Complete Beginners - Interneting Is Hard
- I Used The Web For A Day With Just A Keyboard - Smashing Magazine
- German Court Issues First GDPR Ruling
- Talking Testing with Danny Dainton! - Searchability