Ministry of Testing Weekly Newsletter

How To Build A Performance Testing Stack From Scratch

The latest links, discussions, articles and more

Faster Feedback and Easier Documentation with Exploratory Testing for Jira

Focus on testing, not documentation, with the new Exploratory Testing for Jira plug-in on the Atlassian Marketplace. Check out a free trial and see how Exploratory Testing for Jira can help your team collaborate on testing so you get to “done done” faster.

How To Build A Performance Testing Stack From Scratch

We have a new 5-part series which will walk you through designing and building a performance testing stack from scratch; step by step from planning and running performance tests through to understanding and analysing the results. If you’re new to performance testing or looking to expand your understanding of this topic then this series is for you!

2018 Software Testing Trends: Must-Have Tools & Skills Required to Rock 2018

Must-see webinar for software testing pros: learn about the top trends and tools that will dominate your work environment in 2018, and the leading skills and best practices that can accelerate your career. Save your seat for Tuesday, Dec 12 @ 10 am PT (1 pm ET / 6 pm London).

Podcast — Testers’ Island Discs Ep 5 — Alan Page

It’s a privilege to be joined by Alan Page this week, as he takes a break from his own hectic podcasting schedule to share some lively discussion about “modern testing”. We talk about trends which have been emerging over recent years, including automation, acquiring technical skills, and coaching others within our organisations.

XCUITest‎, Espresso, and Appium: 3 Mobile App Testing Frameworks You Have to Know

Whether you’re in dev, test or operations, every team member is now responsible for quality. In this webinar, we examine the 3 mobile app testing frameworks you have to know and provide the answers to all your questions. Join us on 12th Dec at 11am EST / 4pm UK time.

TestBash Brighton 2018

We still have some Early Bird tickets available for TestBash Brighton! The home of testing friends is back for a whole week of jam-packed learning and fun! This year is a 2-day event with some additional pre-training courses and an open space thrown in for good measure.

My TestBash Adventure by Conny Armitage

We have a new testing themed comic series by Conny on The Dojo! Check out a taster of what’s to come… Conny’s TestBash Manchester Adventure, her first trip to a testing conference!

The Club

We’ve picked a few topics of interest from The Club for you to read, contribute and generally get involved with.

How Would You Define Software Testing?

I saw a blog post released recently called 41 Definitions of Software Testing. When I was reading it one missing word really struck me: Risks. How do you yourself define software testing? Does it differ to any of the suggestions?

Ostrich Effect — Featured TestSphere Card

Bias: The psychological effect where people try to ignore possible risks when they are uncovered. What bugs have you found that were bias related? Which ones have you missed? What have you learned? Share your story.

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Language is Still Hindering Testing and The Hiring of Testers — Mega Ultra Super Happy Software Testing Fun Time

Interesting post from Rosie on talks that inspired her atTestBash Manchester. It’s been a month now since I attended Test Bash Manchester. I heard two very powerful talks at that conference which have been swishing around in my brain for a while now. Both talks came from speakers that shared a desire to advance the craft of testing.

Thinking About a New Eay to See Bugs — Rose

Great post from Rose on figuring out how to clean up the backlog. “Going on with the work for my zero open bug policy I encountered a lot of questions and I was almost giving up finding answers.”.

Testing Blogs

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Testing Chatter

We keep a close eye on our two slack groups — and our MoT Slack. This is what they’ve been sharing.

Good stuff for software testers.