Ministry of Testing

By Rosie Sherry | All about software testing.

Playing the TestSphere game

Yesterday I attended the #STUGHH test meetup in Hamburg and the topic was “Games of Quality”. And of course I had to bring my TestSphere deck (which …

Gaming

Testing without Testers (and other dumb ideas that sometimes work) – Alan Page

<b>Description:</b><p>You’ve heard the rumors, and you’ve seen it happen. An organization or development team decides they don’t need testers, and you have big …

Management

TestSphere Challenge

<b>Description:</b><p>TestSphere is a card deck that gets testers thinking and talking about their testing.<p>A hundred cards featuring a hundred testing concepts.<p>…

Brainstorming

Why Chrome’s autocomplete is insecure and how you can turn it off

Chrome has yet to fix a well-known vulnerability first publicized way back in 2013.<p>Basically, a hacker can hide form input fields on a web page, …

Computer Science

The fourfold path to software quality

How do you achieve software quality? How do you write software that actually works, software that isn't buggy, software that doesn't result in 4AM …

Software Development

Writing a book

For a while now, I've thought about writing a book.<p>I've seen it as an intimidating endeavour. A blog post might take an hour or two, but a book is a …

Connections from TestBash Philadelphia

TestBash Philadelphia began on November 10th. On November 9th, I woke up and realized the election I witnessed the night before was not a nightmare, …

Philadelphia

How to Start Learning Automation

After some recent posts, people have asked how they can learn about test automation. I think we can all agree that automation is something good to …

Automation

The non-manual, unautomated tester

I’ve been struggling with the division of manual and automation testing, practically since I started testing – about 3 years ago. I’ve switched sides …

Mobile Bug Matrix

Let’s start the year 2017 with some fresh and new mobile content. Today’s post is about the mobile bug matrix. Developing, testing and releasing …

Apple News

Playing around with data entry

Back to work this new year and I’m catching up with what I’ve missed while I was on holiday. I found some notes I made when I checked out an internal …

Web Application

Testing Show

This week's Cambridge Tester meetup was a show-and-tell with a theme:<p>Is there a thing that you can't do without when testing? A tool, a practice, a …

A musing post

Some readers might wonder about the fact that I tweeted Lisa. Yes, the Lisa from the testing books. And yes, Janet was the other author.<p>Was this a …

Creativity

Complexity is also a Bug - QA Intelligence

By onJanuary 12, 2017 in Best Practices, Manual Testing, Test Process<p>Last month I attended the DevOps Days Tel Aviv conference, I took some notes …

DevOps

Ep 69: Talking 'Bout My Generation - Let's Talk About Tests, Baby

AKA: Test Idea Generation<p>News! I have a Patreon. This covers both LTATB and my other, new podcast Inner Pod. If you do want to Patreon the show …

Test Cases Are Evil! Or are they?

Ah test cases, the artifact everyone loves to hate. Why the hatred? Why no love? I am well aware of the testing communities dislike for them. But let …

Becoming a Testing Batman

What kind of tester are you? I think we all know some Superman testers. You know the kind I mean. The people that can just get in there and in 30 …

Superheroes

Your First Move – Automation Strategy

A year or so ago, there was a tweet that appeared on my timeline multiple times across many weeks…or maybe it was months…I’ve slept since then. …

Automation

System definition and confidence in the system

As a tester, part of your mission should be to inform your stakeholders about issues that might threaten the value of the system/solution. But what …

Software Engineering

Tips to make your (web) application testable | Software Testing &More…

<b>Unique identifiers</b><br>Especially when doing UI testing, its important to have unique identifiers on the page. There are different approaches: assign an …

Software Engineering

Wax Philosophical with Context (-Driven Testing)

It’s a snow day in Portland, OR. Like, a legitimate snow day. We’ve had about three of these so far this season, but this is the only one of …

Interactive Exploration – Engaging With Ideas

Let’s continue our interactive exploration example. Here I’m going to provide a bit more of a complex scenario for you to consider. My hope is that …

Software Engineering

Thinking in Scopes

The system I'm testing these days is very much a multi-team effort and as an exploratory tester looking particularly into how well our Windows Client …

Quick copying HTTP requests from Developer tools to Postman

My last few blogs have been fairly full on, so this post I wanted to give a quick demonstration on copying HTTP requests from Developer tools to …

DevOps

All your meaning are belong to us

Sometimes it seems to me that software tester in general have a certain nag for linguistics and semantics in particular. Just have a look at all …

Why you probably shouldn't worry about the WhatsApp security 'bug' - BBC Newsbeat

<b>You might have seen reports today that a "bug" in WhatsApp means messages can be read without your permission, and without you knowing.</b><p>The bug would allow governments or law enforcement agencies to see your messages, if they requested permission, and WhatsApp granted it.<p>So this is likely to only …

Security

Software Quality Analyst

At Hudl, the future of sports technology is constantly changing. We build, deliver and support new products for teams at every level of competition. …

Prototyping accessibility in web and mobile UI design

<b>Adaptable, interactive and coherent prototypes for users with disabilities. Covering accessibility in the prototyping phase of web and app …

30 Days of Security Testing

Ethical Hacking