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Testing and the Community
- TestBash Home 2020 Schedule is Live! — We’ve released the schedule for TestBash Home with a few timezone options.
- Win a Pro Membership thanks to PractiTest! — Enter the competition to win a year pro membership!
- Testing Ask Me Anything — API Testing with Hilary Weaver-Robb — Our next AMA is happening on the 12th May at 8pm UK Time. Get registered and get your questions in!
- Community Stories: Sankey Diagram — How to follow data flow in real time.
- Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance — Our recent Masterclass recording is now available to watch. Truly fascinating how we do or do not understand the information we’re given.
- How to articulate the value of QE? — How do you articulate this to management?
- No Code, No Test? — There is a new type of business applications emerging — the “Low Code / No Code” products.
- Tenacious Feelings — Test Sphere Stories — Louise shared her story about getting tenacious about a bug.
- The Positivity in Community — Something that many of us, now more than ever, need.
Upcoming MoT Events
- TestBash Home — 30th April 8pm UK Time — 1st May 9pm UK Time
- Testing Ask Me Anything — API Testing — 1 hour — 8pm UK Time — 12th May
- TestBash Manchester — 30th September — 1st October 2020
- Test.bash(); Manchester — 2nd October 2020
- TestBash Netherlands — 15th — 16th October 2020
- TestBashX Edinburgh — 30th October 2020
- TestBash New Zealand — 16th — 17th November 2020
- Dealing with bugs using impossible tests — Interesting logic for data gathering.
- Scaling visual testing with BackstopJS (Part 1) — As a free and open source tool for conducting visual tests, BackstopJS is a good way to start exploring visual testing.
- Integrating Pact in our CircleCI build pipelines — Marie is sharing “how we can integrate our contract tests to a CI/CD pipeline”.
- Internationalization Case Study: The Django Framework — When discussing internationalization, it’s easy to get caught up in theoretical debates of best practices and implementation strategies. This cuts through all that.
- The Show Must Go On(line): Introducing SauceCon Online — On May 12 and 14, Sauce Labs will bring together the global testing community for SauceCon Online.
- Top 30 GIT Commands With Setup and Advantages — Some useful commands you may or may not know.
- Web Accessibility — Five common fallacies — How an accessibility strategy increases your organisational maturity and helps you dodge these awkward situations in the first place.
- What’s in a name? — Often when we talk about accessibility problems, we end up talking about a number of different errors that all boil down to a missing accessible name.
- Understanding SC 1.4.13: Content on Hover or Focus — These kinds of interactions might pose accessibility challenges to a wide variety of disabled user groups.
Check out our forever automagically updated list of software testing podcasts…
- Achieving Reliability through Chaos Engineering with Tammy Bütow — Tammy shares her experiences of bringing reliability into highly complex systems at NAB, Digital Ocean, DropBox or now Gremlin through chaos engineering.
- Episode 723 — The Many Ways Hackers Are Using Coronavirus To Come After You — This episode talks about other kinds of methods they use, other than phishing, to come after you.
- Testing in Financial Services — Eric Bergemann — Financial services have their own unique testing development challenges.
- E31 — Testing From Home, Pitfalls & Tips — Reviewing a number of points and talking about things you may do to improve your working from home status.
- 174: Garry Kasparov and Animal Crossing — Discussing celebrity lookalikes, smartphone fleeceware, the impact Coronavirus is having on security, and how a popular new video game is being used for political ends.
- The Testing Show: Working Remotely — A frank conversation about the stresses and realities of working remotely.
- Episode 18: Jenna Charlton — A Woman Who Is a Champion for Accessibility and Inclusion — Learn more about Jenna’s passion for testing and giving back to the community.
- PayPal and Venmo Are Letting SIM Swappers Hijack Accounts — Even after being warned by researchers, some companies still haven’t fixed systems that make it easy for hackers to take over accounts.
- Apple and Google reveal joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android — Apple and Google’s engineering teams have banded together to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Attackers can bypass fingerprint authentication with an ~80% success rate — Fingerprint-based authentication is fine for most people, but it’s hardly foolproof.
- Update on Zoom’s 90-Day Plan to Bolster Key Privacy and Security Initiatives — Is Zoom finally starting to take its security and privacy concerns more seriously?
- API Testing: Kicking Butt With Karate — Dennis Whalen — Online, Columbus
- Retos de pruebas de software en equipos multiculturales y remotos — Online, South America
- Skills to pay the bills! Creating testers for the future — Online, Buckinghamshire
- Introduction to Spock — a Vulkan specification Framework — Online, Athens
- Mejora Continua en equipos de Testing por Nadia Cavalleri — Online, Costa Rica
- Testing Automation Novice Pitfalls (and ways around them) — Online, Atlanta
- Panel Discussion on CI/CD Tools — Online, Bangalore
- Mustor Executive Speed Tricks — Online, Brisbane