Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

“Having knowledge of a set of tools is less important than knowing when and where to use the right tool.”

A useful reminder from Mark Winteringham in his excellent article on what tools to learn. What tools are you planning to learn about soon? Tweet @ministryoftest or feel free to let us know via hello@ministryoftesting.com.

Have an excellent week!
Simon, CommunityBoss 😃

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Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

It’s super rewarding to share your story with the testing community. There are plenty of opportunities to do so next month during 30 Days of Tools. And while you might feel like you have nothing new to share, I place a heavy bet that your context and story are new to the community.

Today (Monday 13th September 2021) is the last day for you to submit to talk at Test.bash();. We’ve chosen five topics for you to talk on, pick the topics you have lots of knowledge on and get submitting today! …


Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Hello and welcome to your weekly testing news.

I recently discovered UI Design Tips for Landing Pages by Jim Raptis and reflect that it’s a useful tool to inspire test ideas for anyone who tests web, mobile, or desktop apps. I actually can’t remember how I stumbled across it yet I think it was a suggestion from Twitter.

This got me thinking, what places beyond the testing community are out there that could help us? What might we do to go beyond “our world” to discover useful heuristics and oracles to enhance how we test? …


Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Hello and welcome to your weekly testing news.

Callum Akehurst-Ryan always provides great insight and information for us to reflect on. I enjoyed their recent take on acceptance criteria, that checking acceptance criteria isn’t enough. What about those implicit and assumed requirements? What of those might you consider and how might that help your testing today?

Have a great week!
Simon, CommunityBoss 😃

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Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Hello and welcome to your weekly testing news.

I always enjoy what Melissa Fisher has to share and their recent definition of testing got me thinking about the importance of exploring our own definitions. There’s power in taking an existing thing and reflecting what it means to you — and then sharing the outcome with the world. You might inspire someone and that could change the course of their career.

What definitions could you explore today to reshape, reconstruct and inspire someone? Take a punt and share somewhere in our community or feel free to message me at simon@ministryoftesting.com. …


Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Hello and welcome to your weekly testing news.

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be running not one, not two, but three 99 Minute Workshops a week from September onwards. Based on the success of our previous workshops, we’re excited to offer a range of different themed 99 Minute Workshops that cover the fundamentals of testing, test automation, and so much more. Read all about the exciting new workshop themes.

Have a good day!
Simon, CommunityBoss

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Hello,

It’s incredibly exciting to read Richard Bradshaw’s take on the future of TestBash. This is a TestBash event that blends the best bits of online and physical that push the boundaries of what’s possible.

It’s next year yet it’s never too early to start the conversation and build that TestBash anticipation on Twitter, Slack, Racket, or The Club. And with such buzz, you can also submit your talk and/or activity, by 5th September.

Happy testing!
– Simon, CommunityBoss

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Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

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Our month of rest is here. The MoT team are going to work reduced hours for the month of August. What does that mean for our newsletter? We will continue to share new content, upcoming events and exciting news. It might become slightly shorter but we will always aim to share the most important snippet.

Thank you for your patience, for allowing the team time to rest, recover and refocus. If you want to find out more about our August break, you can read about it and listen to what Richard has to say.

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Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Hello,

A warm welcome if this is your first time reading. It’s very kind of you to have signed up.

For those of you who read each week, well, it’s an absolute joy that you keep coming back. Thank you!

There are many ways to get involved with the Ministry of Testing community. Ask a question on The Club, join the conversation on Twitter and Slack. You could review some abstracts, listen to a podcast, or write an article. Or perhaps take the plunge to share your knowledge by leading a 99 Minute Workshop.

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Ministry of Testing’s Weekly Software Testing Newsletter

Hello,

It often strikes me how much collective knowledge and experience our wonderful community must have. It’s amazing right?! As a community, we find many creative ways to help each other amplify collective knowledge and in the process, we meet new people.

One such way is via the 99-Minute Workshops. If you have knowledge and experience to share then we’d love to hear from you! Even if you’re new to running a workshop or think the topic has already been covered, we will help you work out how to make your workshop a reality. Head on over here to learn…

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