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I spent the weekend reflecting on Exploratory Testing Week and the discussions that happened. One that stuck in my brain was figuring out how to help the C-level (think CIO or CTO) understand the value of testing, specifically exploratory testing. Keith Klain did a great talk about exactly that, learning to speak their language. I think the key information from Keith’s talk could apply to most of our interactions with the rest of the business — managers, other teams, etc — it’s a valuable skill.

- Áine, MarketingBoss

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We’re at the start of Exploratory Testing week and you can expect lots of information from experts but what do you do with all this new knowledge? How can you implement what you’ve learnt? Dan Barrow wrote this great article on keeping the momentum going — perfect to help you implement the change you need.

- Áine, MarketingBoss

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I started my testing career as a solo software tester, it can definitely be intimidating. Trying to figure out how to figure out the test strategy, how to make sure my customer’s needs were being met. Well, how to do everything frankly. This is a great article from Eduardo, sharing some tips for those of you in a similar boat as the only tester on a team or in a company.

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Sometimes you have to decide as a team that a story is done. It’s important to remember that we’re not the gatekeepers of product releases, but we should decide as a team when a product is good to go. I like this article from Elizabeth Zagroba, could help you all get on the same page.

- Áine, MarketingBoss

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When I was working as a full-time software tester, I found pairing to be an incredibly valuable asset to my teams. I love this article from Anneliese about the benefits of pairing across disciplines. Well worth a read to see how you could implement pairing on your own team.

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I’ve seen lots of folks talking about this on Twitter again, so I thought it would be great to share with you all, our CommunityBoss is a fan too!

Let’s Go Larvae Hunting! with Jen Kitson — “The conversation that this masterclass sparked was brilliant. The ideas that Jen presented gave me a whole new insight into how bugs can become bugs or how we can prevent them from developing. There are brilliant ideas in here to help you and your team try larvae hunting and work together better.”
- Heather, CommunityBoss

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I love using emojis to add tone to my written words. It does amaze me though how many applications don’t test for emoji input. Emojis: A Critical Path For Testing article gives some interesting insight into how emojis could cause problems for your product.

- Heather, CommunityBoss

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We all know that heuristics are great but applying them to testing is a whole other thing. Software Testing Heuristics: Mind The Gap! article could help you integrate them into your daily testing.

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So last week I shared some wrong links and sadly Mailchimp had a meltdown and dropped a link. It was definitely a proper “Monday”. So to make up for it, here is the podcast that actually went live last week:

Adam talked to Eldar Kravetsky and Marat Strelets. They focused on digging into TestProject’s capability for mobile automation and the AI functionality it offers. It’s an open-source tool, so definitely worth a listen.

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Hope you’ve had a great February! It’s that time of the year, reviews are happening and we’re all considering what work we’ve done and what our career path looks like. Heather has shared this talk from Gabbi — it’s open to everyone.

I loved this talk from Gabbi! It gives lots of easy to action things to give you your own personal brand. Super helpful for job hunting, building a brand for your blog or simply building an excellent network to learn from. There really is something for everyone in this talk.” — Heather CommunityBoss

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