Ministry of Testing

By Rosie Sherry | All about software testing.

Java 8 Functional Interface Cheatsheet

O'Reilly has a great in-depth article on the functional interface in Java 8. Here's a quick cheat sheet to keep track of the main types, what they do …

Java

Getting smart about cloud skills

<i>James Cowe, director of AWS strategy and architecture at Rackspace, discusses how cloud and evolving requirements are driving demand for new skill</i> …

Business Planning

How Artificial Intelligence will change the world: a live event - Science Weekly podcast

Recorded in front of a live audience as part of our Brainwaves series, Ian Sample asks a group of experts how AI will change our social landscape - for better or worse<p><b>Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter</b><p>On Monday 20 …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Spam Botnet Promises 'Likes' for Access Tokens

Facebook users can fuel a social spam botnet by providing verified apps' access tokens in exchange for "likes" and comments.<p>Cyberattackers are using …

Facebook

We’re In An Artificial Intelligence Hype Cycle

“We’re in a hype cycle,” Oren Etzioni, CEO of the AIlen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, told BuzzFeed News. “The hype and the expectations in some cases are far beyond the technical reality.”<p>Artificial intelligence is being mentioned on earnings calls by executives at companies with big AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Programming as a Way of Thinking

Programming has changed. In first generation languages like FORTRAN and C, the burden was on programmers to translate high-level concepts into code. …

Programming

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha' Moment, According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's a science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Creativity

Ten Reasons Why Testing Isn't Boring

by Kate Paulk<p>We've all heard it: you tell someone you test software and if you're not testing games, you'll get, "Oh, that must be so boring."<p>Well, …

Software Development

Travel Routers, NAS Devices Among Easily Hacked IoT Devices

SINT MAARTEN—A researcher only needed 20 minutes last week to explain just how hopelessly broken some of the more popular Internet of Things devices …

Information Security

If You and Your Employees Aren't Fast Learners, You'll Eventually Be Replaced With A.I.

According to Gallup, most millennials believe they have little or no growth opportunities in their organizations.<p>As I finish up my PhD in Organizational Psychology, I've come to realize the importance of absorbing the <i>right</i> information and acquiring knowledge. It's essential for remaining …

Automation

The troubles with APIs: security, discovery, bulk loading

Along with online services and functions, public APIs also deliver new headaches for developers.<p>Public APIs are hot, and getting hotter. They offer …

Cloud Computing

Samsung's Android Replacement Is a Hacker's Dream - Motherboard

Last month, the CIA got a lot of attention when WikiLeaks published internal documents purporting to show how the spy agency can monitor people through their Samsung smart TVs. There was a caveat to the hack, however—the hijack involved older models of Samsung TVs and required the CIA have physical …

Samsung

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you

As President Donald J. Trump’s systematic dismantling of 21st century public policy continues, we pause a moment to mourn the death of a set of broadband interent privacy principals that will never see the light of day.<p>On this day in 2017, President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to sign a bill that …

Net Neutrality

How to choose safe passwords—and remember them too

Cyber security 101<p>Another day, another major data breach—and another article advising you to strengthen your passwords. These secret bits of information act as the keys to all of our important online accounts, from social networks to email inboxes to bank accounts.<p>That's why choosing strong …

Security

Bug trackers in agile, are they really necessary?

Having followed a lot of conversations and read various articles, the term "bug tracker" appears in many forms, but it got me thinking, are they …

DevOps

This post is regarding one tricky mechanism in javascript that every beginner must understand …

This post is regarding one tricky mechanism in javascript that every beginner must understand — <b>hoisting</b>. Every technical interview includes …

5 Pitfalls of Benchmarking Big Data Systems

<b>Benchmarking Big Data systems is nontrivial. Avoid these traps!</b><p>Here at Cloudera, we know how hard it is to get reliable performance benchmarking …

Reinventing Performance Testing: New Technologies

I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on …

Software

A User Story Checklist

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Sometimes it's difficult to …

UX Design

Django Girls is teaching South African girls basic programming and blogging skills

I’m a bit late to the party with this because I’ve been swamped with work but I really wanted to share this great new nonprofit organisation I found …

Software testing automation: A guide for project managers

Software testing often gets overlooked, but automating it can be a good way to avoid launch date disasters.<p>It's the eternal nightmare of software …

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system. Images look better, too.<p>Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces …

What Does Life At Ministry of Testing Look Like?

What Does Life At Ministry of Testing Look Like?<p>I never use to go running and I find it hard to believe that I started 3 years ago. My first year was …

I'Ve

Test Approach Mnemonic: MICROBE

With TestBash 2017 on the way, I've been reflecting on my journey as a public speaker, since being inspired by the speaker and overall experience of …

Watch AWS shock test its Snowball Edge data storage box with underwater explosives

Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) apparently wants ample proof of the ruggedness of its Snowball Edge box, which can be used to transfer data from data centers to its cloud.<p>AWS yesterday took to YouTube to post a video of the 100TB box being tied down on a covered barge …

How is Cloud Computing Affecting Traditional Software Delivery? The SaaS Effect

If you are running a business, there is a near 100% chance that you are already using some form of SaaS – Software as a Service. According to a …

Google Brain’s new super fast and highly accurate AI: the Mixture of Experts Layer.

Conditional Training on unreasonable large networks.<p>One of the big problems in Artificial Intelligence is the gigantic amount of GPUs (or computers) …

Using Page Objects with Protractor and Cucumber in Angular Applications

Learn how to incorporate page objects into your test framework — a model that enhances overall maintainability of a test suite.<p><b>Brought to you …

JavaScript

Introducing Reporting Test-Driven Development (RTDD)

In the era of "X-driven development" trends like BDD, TDD, and ATDD, it is also important to realize the end goal of testing: the quality analysis …

Analytics