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We’re at the start of Exploratory Testing week and you can expect lots of information from experts but what do you do with all this new knowledge? How can you implement what you’ve learnt? Dan Barrow wrote this great article on keeping the momentum going — perfect to help you implement the change you need.

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There are lots of opportunities to get involved this week with new training, articles and calls for content! Share and boost your testing skills.

New Testers’ Island Discs episode with Lee Hawkins, they discuss exploratory testing: Do we all understand what it is? Do we all do it? How do we estimate how long it will take? And how do we showcase the results of these activities?

We’re planning our articles and podcasts for July and we’re giving you the opportunity to have your say. All you have to do is pick the topic you’re most interested in!

Richard Bradshaw and Mark Winteringham are giving a practical six-week-long automation cohort driven training course this June. You’ve the opportunity to get you or your team Super Early Bird tickets!

Thankfully Usability is gaining more momentum, however, knowing how to carry out usability testing and how to deal with the results can be confusing. We’ve a guide for that thanks to Laveena Ramchandani!

Callum Akehurst-Ryan was incredibly prepared for our Ask Me Anything on Exploratory Testing, he had slides at the ready. Incredibly useful insights were shared and you can now watch the recording.

See our latest news and Dojo additions, catch up on anything you might have missed in the last few weeks.

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Community

We’ve picked out a few posts from our Club, blog and podcast feeds that we think would be useful to you.

What’s your favourite status code for an API to return? Teapots, cats, dogs and missing Pepsi are just some of the favourites shared so far. 🙀

Nicola is looking for some practise testing sites to share with students. Got any to add to the list? 📝

How do you support and look after your team? Simon has some ideas but knows he hasn’t got it perfect so is looking for your input. 💪

Eric is wondering how granular should assertions be in automated user journey tests? Got any thoughts to share? 🤔

🎧 Matthew Heusser and Michael Larsen welcome Gwen Iarussi and Lalitkumar Bhamare to talk about the differences in test management of previous decades vs. today’s needs and requirements in The Testing Show podcast.

Do you use charters for exploratory testing? Mirza wants to know what format do you use? 🗺

Facebook has managed to do the seemingly impossible — and had a data breach about its handling of a data breach. The Smashing Security podcast covers this and a whole lot more in the recent episode.

Upcoming MoT Events

All of our upcoming events — including training, Masterclasses, Ask Me Anythings and Discussions.

If you’re interested in finding out about future meetups, whether online or in person, please check out the Club meetup section or keep an eye on the Slack Events channel.

Business

Posts selected from our business feed. Highlighting interesting posts from our annual partners for 2021 — they make sure we’re able to bring you excellent events, articles and everything else we do!

Plugins are always handy in making our testing more efficient. Here are 8 plugins that might just make your testing life easier.

You don’t just jump into CI. A proper testing strategy is needed to ensure you’re able to realize the benefits of CI — this article from Angie will give you some guidance.

Have you delved much into Cloud based testing? Maybe it’s something that could help with your testing. This building blocks article could help you adopt it.

Without customers, there is no business. So how can you become a customer focused tester?

99-Minute Workshops — April — May 2021

Find out what time the workshops are happening in your time zone by clicking on a workshop. Have a look at all our 99-Minute workshops.

Good stuff for software testers.

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