Ministry of Testing Monthly Newsletter

February RoundUp of All Things MoT

February was short…OK bad joke, being the shortest month of the year and all. Regardless of length, we’ve had a very busy month, with new events launched, new course and new content.

The Club

A few selected discussions from The Club that we thought you might find interesting.

The Club Ninja

Each month we select one of our Club users to be our Ninja of the Month. Our Club Ninja this month is Vasileios Kavvadias!

MoT News

Community Service at Ministry of Testing by Rosie Sherry
A couple of weeks ago we had our first ever Ministry of Testing Retreat. The whole team got together to go over all things MoT. Life is ever so busy. As we grow it often feels like a bit of a hamster wheel as we try to make all the things happen without it all falling apart beneath us.

London Tester Gathering Workshops Line-up is Live
The Ministry of Testing and Tony Bruce are excited to announce that the London Tester Gathering Workshops programme is live! It’s a perfect opportunity for all you software testers to polish up some existing skills or learn some new ones.

TestBash, Our Software Testing Conference, Returns to the West Coast
TestBash, our global software testing conference, is returning to the West Coast! After the huge success of last year, the demand for an encore is clear. We’re keeping the same format: a two-day single track conference on November 6–7, 2019.

Joining Ministry of Testing as MoneyBoss by Sarah Kitchener
Before joining the Ministry of Testing, I was caught in a toxic working environment which was having a detrimental effect on my mental health and family life.

The Dojo

In our ongoing effort to keep you up-to-date with all that’s happening on The Dojo, Mark has started a new DojoBoss vlog and collated all the software testing content released on The Dojo this month. Here’s all the NEW content that’s waiting for you:

A fantastic new course “Beginner’s Guide To Mobile Testing” with Daniel Knott. If you are new to mobile testing or you want to switch from another industry field to mobile, then this course is the right foundation for you. We’ll cover all the basics of mobile testing and have even sprinkled in some quick, fun tasks throughout to help you develop new mobile testing use cases to implement at your company.

Four new webinar presentation recordings from our MoT MeetUps:

  • How Pro Wrestling Made Me A World Champion Tester — Jenna Charlton. Have you ever considered that software testing is like a pro wrestling match?
  • TestCafé: End-to-end web testing — Julian M Bucknall. In this introductory webinar, Julian Bucknall will detail why DevExpress created TestCafe.
  • A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps — Katrina Clokie. In this talk, Katrina will share some thoughts on her book, A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps. It will introduce DevOps, share some common DevOps practices for testing during development, production, and infrastructure, and then apply how and why DevOps can change testing strategies.nd discuss the practical aspect of testing in Devops.
  • Painless Testing for Modern Web Applications with Cypress.io — Gleb Bahmutov. Unit testing is hard and time-consuming; and worse — the users and the customers do not care! They only want the features working in the production system, everything else is development overhead. If this is the case, how do we improve the web application quality? How do we catch the bugs early? How can we test the deployed system effectively?

February Online Events

Masterclass: How to Test Data Analytics without knowing anything about Data Analytics with Daniel Hunt — 19th March 8pm UK Time
This is Data Analytics testing 101! So you’ve been dumped into testing software that contains some sort of fancy-pants data analytics. The only problem is, you don’t/can’t/won’t(!?) understand it and nobody is going to pay or wait to catch you up to speed. Where do you get started? What can you test about algorithms without any experience or in-depth knowledge?

Future Events

Just a quick sneak peek at what events are coming up in the next few months

Good stuff for software testers.