A New Type of TestBash Joins the Family
This newsletter is kindly supported by the Ministry of Testing!
The Early Bird tickets for TestBash Detroit end on the 13th March. We cannot wait to bring TestBash to Detroit for the first time, we’ve an outstanding line up of speakers and with such a welcoming community, we can tell it’s definitely going to rank as one of our best TestBashes. See you there!
Testing and the Community
- 30 Days of Quality — The 30 Days of Testing Challenge is back!
- TestBashX Edinburgh — A New Type of TestBash Joins the Family — For the first time ever on the 26th of June TestBashX comes to Scotland!
- Testers’ Island Discs Ep32 — Michaela Greiler — Mark is joined by Michaela Greiler. The pair discuss the power of modelling when strategising automation, how teams can get the most out of code reviews and what it’s like being a podcast host.
- Masterclass: Rewrite Vs Refactor — Learn if there is a problem with your code, if you should rewrite or refactor and discover what you should consider before you make any changes.
- Things to see and do in Detroit — With TestBash Detroit getting closer, it’s time to make some plans!
- False Positives in Visual Regression Testing — Biggest pain of the visual regression testing are false positives. How do you solve this in your projects?
- Bug Reporting — An Art to explain your bug effectively — It’s good to reflect on your bug reporting.
- Ostrich Effect Patterns — Telling A Story With Test Sphere — Have you ever struggled to report a bug?
Upcoming MoT Events
- Masterclass: Rewrite Vs Refactor — 1 hour — 8pm UK Time — 10th March 2020
- Testing Ask Me Anything — Test Strategies — 1 hour — 8pm UK Time — 31st March 2020
- TestBash Brighton — 26th — 27th March 2020
- TestBash Detroit — 23rd — 24th April 2020
- TestBash Netherlands — 28th — 29th May 2020
- TestBashX Edinburgh — 26th June 2020
- TestBash Manchester — 30th September — 1st October 2020
- Test.bash(); Manchester — 2nd October 2020
- TestBash New Zealand — 16th — 17th November 2020
- One of my favourite accessibility testing tools: The Tab Key. — The Tab key will tell you a lot about the quality of your website.
- Leverage Reduced Motion for More Accessible Web Animation — You can still serve your users that animation that you spent minutes (ok, probably hours) perfecting, but you can also provide an alternate experience for those who’d like to opt-out of any non-essential motion.
- Authoring the Authors: Accessibility Best practices for Content authors — Discussing how content authors can drive accessibility at your work place.
- Automating Visual Checking of ALT Tags, Labels, Broken Links and Duplicate IDS — Useful bit of code from Viv.
- Regression testing can never be fully automated — Automating something takes time. You need to select the best test cases that make the most sense to be automated.
- Sauce Connect and Sauce Visual Integration — We’re excited to share that starting up Sauce Connect Proxy, our secure tunnel connection, with Sauce Visual just got easier.
- Using the Big List of Naughty Strings to Find Errors — Let’s take a look at how the Big List of Naughty Strings can help you cover many edge cases, as well as some best practices to keep in mind when testing user inputs.
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts…
- Episode 688 — OpenDXL Ontology — The Open Source Messaging For Security Tools — With so many security tools it’s challenging to get them to talk to each other.
- Service Virtualization Microservices Testing with Brandon Byars — Even if you test your microservices in isolation, it’s challenging — and potentially dangerous — to test a live microservices system that’s changing and growing.
- 167: Coronavirus scams and an exaggerated lion — Scammers from Africa are preying on US businesses, a drug dealer makes a mistake when hiding his Bitcoin fortune, and the Coronavirus pandemic is causing scams to soar and raising questions about facial recognition.
- Cosmic Python, TDD, testing and external dependencies — Harry Percival — Talking about the book, also known as “Architecture Patterns with Python”. They also discuss lots of testing topics, especially related to larger systems and systems involving third party interfaces and APIs.
- Flaw in billions of Wi-Fi devices left communications open to eavesdropping — Cypress and Broadcom chip bug bit iPhones, Macs, Android devices, Echoes, and more.
- A ‘stalkerware’ app leaked phone data from thousands of victims — A spyware app designed to “monitor everything” on a victim’s phone has been secretly installed on thousands of phones.
- Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs — US-based Firefox users get encrypted DNS lookups today or within a few weeks.
- March Meetup — Los Angeles
- Spring 2020 #1 — Kaunas
- #NottsTest — The Humans of Testing with Iain Mc — Nottingham
- Lightning Talks: A Celebration of Failure! — Sheffield
- Crystal gazing v. 1.0 — Gothenburg
- Tester facilement ses APIs avec Tavern Testing — Lille
- CI and scaling automation @ Personio — Munich
- Demystifying Quality in DevOps — Bangalore
- Optimizing QA practices through BDD — Sfax
- Firebase Workshop — Islamabad
- Quality — Essentials Meetup London
- Gherkin: Do’s and Dont’s — Phoenix