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All Things Ministry of Testing
- HolidayBash — It’s happening this week! Get your ticket and join us for a testing community party this Friday.
- Hello, Cypress! — Cypress is a very useful tool, Kate Nesmyelova gave a talk on how to start using it, what its advantages and challenges are.
- Emojis: A Critical Path For Testing — Whether you use emojis or not, do you test for them? What bugs could you be missing?
- Explore the Unknown with Exploratory Testing — Maybe it’s time to revisit exploratory and refresh your ideas with this Masterclass from Sérgio Freire.
- Off-Roading with Test Scripts — Find out how to shift security left using threat modelling, collaboration with Application Security, and risk-based security testing from Sylvia Killinen from her recent online meetup talk.
- MoT Podcast — Mike Meets Sérgio Freire — Mike talks to Sérgio about his career in software development, as a developer, team lead and then a subtle shift in career.
- Onboarding New Members while Working Remotely — Any great tips on how to onboard new team members (especially, devs) on your quality mindset?
- What GitHub Repositories do you have Starred? — Some useful ones shared so far, do you have more to add?
- Python Automation Learning — What next? — Where should Shey go next in his Python journey?
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Community News & Podcasts
- How to Be Seen — One of the difficulties of being a software tester is that when you’re doing your job really well, it’s unnoticeable!
- Testing virtual reality software — Talking to Ian Goddard about the challenges faced in testing this software.
- Robo dogs, deepfakes and dirty deceptions with Tim Harford — Tim Harford discusses the merits of robotic canine security guards, deepfakes, and the curious tale of an art forgery.
99-Minute Workshops — December
Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop.
- Uncovering the Power of Browser DevTools — Join Butch Mayhew at 6pm UK Time — 2nd December
- An Introduction to SQL for Testers — Join Lee Marshall at 11pm UK Time — 3rd December
- Leading a Test Automation Strategy — Join Dana Aonofriesei at 12pm UK Time — 7th December
- Exploring Requirements with a Tester’s Mindset — Join Janet Gregory at 6pm UK Time — 9th December
- Property-based Testing in Java — Join Mike Solomon at 6am UK Time — 11th December
- RiskStorming Online — Join Beren Van Daele at 12pm UK Time — 14th December
- How to Solve Integration Issues with Contract Testing — Join Roman Segador at 6pm UK Time — 16th December
Posts selected from our business feed
- Cross browser testing for every team — The best way to ensure a good user experience is by testing your product comprehensively.
- 8 Cypress Plugins You Should Know — There are tons of plugins which you can just install via npm and use them within your tests.
- Speed Up Test Creation and Reduce Maintenance — Making tests faster means you can make more tests.
Upcoming MoT Events
- HolidayBash — 4th — 5th December 2020
- Testing Ask Me Anything — Accessibility — 8pm UK Time — 8th December 2020
- Masterclass — Designing Test Cases Focused on the User Experience — 8pm UK Time — 12th January 2021
Things You Might Have Missed
Articles and posts on Security, Accessibility and Automation from around the web.
- 10 tips for building accessible websites and apps — Rose Burt shares lessons on improving usability for people with disabilities — and for all.
- The most useful accessibility testing tools and techniques — Many of the tools could be used directly in the browser and don’t require any technical knowledge.
- Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode — Security on the web matters.
- Xbox bug could have allowed hackers to link gamer tags with players’ emails — The bug could have been exploited by playing around in a browser’s developer console and editing a cookie field.
- Fake Minecraft mods installed on over one million Android devices — If you or your kids are fans of Minecraft then take care before installing apps that modify the immensely popular game.
- Health as a Tester — look after your mental wellbeing — Online, Nottingham
- Reindeer Games — Online, Sheffield