I’m going to restart my live streaming on twitch this weekend. The idea being; live pair testing with developers/testers from all over the world. We pick a website/product or tool for an exploratory testing session and talk about our testing process. This here was my original infographic that I created for my twitch channel to… Continue reading Time zone testing considerations
Category: Critical Thinking
Iteration and feedback
What goes into a high quality product? It goes through many iterations but also incorporates a ton of customer feedback while it iterates. I will be talking about software development in this post with examples from my career and video games. Video Games What makes a high quality video game? let us compare cyberpunk 2077… Continue reading Iteration and feedback
Mind maps for Software Testing
Using mind maps to help brain storm testing ideas is a great way to get all of your ideas out. Using a mind map you will be able to: Generate more testing scenarios Connect new ideas Collaborate more with other people How do I mind map? Step 1: Start with your central idea/theme Nothing beats… Continue reading Mind maps for Software Testing
What type of voter am I?
On my walk this morning I was listening to this radiolab podcast on how people try to categorise voters in the US. It started off with the Soccer mum category that helped Clinton remain elected in 1996. And this got me thinking, what type of voter am I? Hipster Bogan If I was to give… Continue reading What type of voter am I?
It’s not cool to want someone to die
We are now 7 months into a global pandemic. And a certain political leader has come down with the infection. There’s been a lot of sentiment online of joy/excitement/anticipation over this: And I understand the sense of, “Karmic Justice” in what has been a really stressful year. I personally felt a little excited about the… Continue reading It’s not cool to want someone to die
Where are they now?
Have you heard of the Agile Manifesto? It was published in 2001 when 17 blokes who work in tech came together to come up with a consolidated way of working. They came up with 12 principles which still hold up today. It’s worth a read. This blog is digging into the archives and asking the… Continue reading Where are they now?
Interviewing technical testers
Angie Jones has this awesome video explaining the technical interview process for software testers. This blog is a summary of that process in written form. I often watch these videos at double speed. 1. The Testing Question Many automation engineers out there are great at code but not so great at the testing element. Companies… Continue reading Interviewing technical testers
Reflections on free speech
In today’s internet era it feels all too easy to get angry and upset over something offensive. It can be easy to find the rage machine in full swing and to get caught up in it all. Many platforms can concentrate that anger and it’s all in the name of “engagement”. Outrage gets more clicks… Continue reading Reflections on free speech
That elusive Test Strategy
I recently was asked about recommendations for learning about test strategies. Here are my sample strategies: A Mobile app Test Strategy A Marketing Strategy a strategy doesn’t have to be a big giant document. It starts as an idea in your head and you have to get other people on board as part of that… Continue reading That elusive Test Strategy
Buddha in Testing: Chapter 5
At the end of Buddha in Testing, Pradeep asks the reader to co-author the next chapter with him. So this blog post is my attempt at writing part of Chapter 5 of this book: What is the chaos that surrounds you in testing? Write now, during the pandemic a lot of people have been made… Continue reading Buddha in Testing: Chapter 5