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The Skills for Agile Testers eBook — Free Download

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Podcast: Neurodiversity Within Software Testing

The Super Testing Bros talk to Paul Seaman and Lee Hawkins about Neurodiversity within testing.

RiskStorming In Agile Teams With TestSphere

As a software tester, I am always on the lookout for new ways to get teams talking and sharing knowledge and information. Though Agile ceremonies like retrospectives and standups are good for this, they often focus on the short term, immediate work, as opposed to long term goals for the team, such as understanding risks around developing and delivering a software product.

MoT Meetups

Each week we will feature one of our upcoming MoT community Meetups. Find or start a MoT meetup

Ministry of Testing Munich — Cucumbers and Hidden Bugs — 2nd August

We’re happy to announce our next meetup. This time we will have two interesting agenda points, one about automation and one about collaborative, exploratory testing.

The Club

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

Converting legacy automation tests to Specflow….or not?

Now that BDD is being fully embraced at the company where I work it’s flagged up a couple of question in my mind. We’re writing tests in a gherkin syntax in Visual Studio using Specflow, and writing the c# code to allow us to run these tests in automated fashion whenever we need to in the future.

Club Posts To Help You Get Started With Software Testing And QA

A post today in the Introductions category reminded me of the wealth of posts we have here on the Club for getting started with various areas of Software Testing/Quality Assurance/QA. I’ve decided to collate the links to those here for all the new joiners looking for tips on how to get started in various areas of software testing.

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Create a Proof of Concept Before Going Full Throttle With Your Automation — imALittleTester

Starting an automation effort for a project that has no automation whatsoever is always a fun and challenging experience. But you need to clearly understand what the goal and specifics of your project are, to achieve success in the automation effort.

Constraints and Cost of Mistake Curves — Jeff Nyman

In this post I want to explore how a theory of constraints can be combined with cost of mistake curves to consider how testing operates, first and foremost, around the concept of design. Keeping design cheap at all times is a value of testing that I rarely see articulated. So here I’ll give that articulation a shot.

Testing Blogs

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Testing Podcasts

MoT host various podcasts, but here is a selection of interesting testing podcasts from around the web.

Testing Chatter

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