How Might You Define End-to-end Tests?
Do you have a small community event idea you’d like to experiment with? I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Heather (CommunityBoss) and I recently experimented with Twitter Spaces and Thursday Testing Tea, to keep conversations going and help move the testing craft forward. We’re super grateful to those of you who joined. 🙏
We welcome the opportunity to co-create small-sized community events — events that don’t require much notice or effort to get them up and running. If you’re unsure what that might look like yet have a gut feeling you want to do something, please get in touch. Let’s explore your ideas together.
Have a great day!
- Simon, CommunityBoss
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It’s time for Heather CommunityBoss to move on. In her own words, “It’s both exciting and sad news. I have missed testing so much and I’m excited to take this step but also nervous. I’m nervous because I’ve been moderating this community since 2016! I’m excited because testing lights a spark in me. It’s the excitement of discovery, it’s what will come next, it’s the endless learning possibilities and more. I miss it all.” Read her announcement.
New Year, New 99 Minute Challenges. These live, interactive online challenges will help you improve and hone your testing skills and support you in achieving your goals. No more over-ambitious targets or New Year’s resolutions that are never started. Oh no, you can pick and choose challenges of interest and tackle them live with the support of an expert facilitator and community members taking part.
🎧 Have a listen to TestSphere Roulette Episode 8 with Gem Hill and Ide Koops. With host Simon Prior, they explore indifferent feelings, personas, impartiality and the starve heuristic.
Can you help?
- When should Satveer start working on automation in this scenario?
- What questions would you ask to a QA team to get more understanding of their processes and challenges? 🤔
- How might you define end-to-end tests to help Maurozilla?
Join Peet’s 99 Minute Workshop on Code Reviews for Testers. Learn the power of code reviews and how they can help you with your testing, on Wednesday 26th January at 6pm GMT.
🫖 Fresh from last week’s kettle, we’re running another Thursday Testing Tea, on Thursday 27th January at 3pm GMT. A time to come together over a brew to explore topics related to testing, using the powerful Lean Coffee approach. Structured with timers yet agenda-less, bring your topics with you and vote for those you are interested in.
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It’s a tricky thing, test data. Too much, too little, not right, too unreal, too real or downright radioactive. What makes you lose all your marbles? Tell us about your test data struggles and learn how synthetic data could land you in data nirvana!
- Code Reviews for Testers with Peet Michielsen — Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM GMT
- Grow Your Technical Confidence with Lisi Hocke — Wed, 2 Feb 2022, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM GMT
- Introduction To API Contract Testing With Pact with Lewis Prescott — Wed, 9 Feb 2022, 12:00 PM — 2:00 PM GMT
- Create Test Strategies Based On Business Needs with Jesper Ottosen — Wed, 23 Feb 2022, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM GMT
- API Automation Challenge with Mark Winteringham — Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM GMT. Can you send an HTTP request to an API and check the response contents are correct in 99 Minutes?
- Visually Model an Application Challenge with Mark Winteringham — Wed, 9 Mar 2022, 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM GMT. Can you create a visual model of an application in 99 Minutes?
- More coming soon!
- Thursday Testing Tea — Thu, 28 Jan 2022, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM GMT. A time to come together over a brew to explore topics related to testing, using the powerful Lean Coffee approach.
- Ministry of Testing Townhall — February — Wed, 2 Feb 2022, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM GMT. Discover what we’ve been up to at Ministry of Testing and ask us any questions
- Community Thoughts — What does someone in automation do? — Tue, 15 Feb 2022, 8:00 PM — 9:00 PM GMT. Help us to identify the tasks that an SDET or Automator has to carry out as part of their role.
- TestBash Leadership — Thu, 10 Mar 2022 9:00 AM — 9:00 PM. All the magic of TestBash from your own home.
- Plus keep an eye out on the MoT Twitter Account for Twitter Spaces popping up at short notice. Live voice-only chat. Listen and if you like, join us on stage.
- And many more events are available on our Events page.
Enjoy connecting with a local testing community? These online MoT Meetups are worth attending.
- James Thomas plans to demo how he asks questions of the product and uses automation to get answers, at MoT Cambridge on Tuesday, January 25th at 11am GMT
- Hilary Weaver-Robb joins MoT Sfax to share the hidden treasures of Static Analysis on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7pm GMT
- MoT Athens will run a Lean Coffee on The Modern Testing Principles, the next day, on Thursday, February 3rd at 5pm GMT
Attend these in-person TestBashes
🎟 TestBashX Brighton — Thu, 31 Mar 2022, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM GMT. We’re finally able to bring TestBashX to you! TestBashX is our new TestBash software testing conference experience and will debut in Brighton. As always, Ministry of Testing is closely collaborating with local testers and this time all-around awesome community member Emma Keaveny is working with us to bring this innovative event to you.
🎟 TestBashX Edinburgh — Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM GMT. Our super MoT Edinburgh Meetup organiser Craig Wylie is working with us to bring this innovative event to you.
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🧱 Let Lee Marshall help you learn SQL with LEGO. An excellent set of easy to consume videos. And as I understand it, there’s more to come.
Check out all the handy testing mnemonics that Diogo has curated. Discover how SACRED PROOF could help you! 🤔
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