Ministry of Testing Weekly Newsletter

To Write A Test Plan, Or Not To Write A Test Plan?

The latest links, discussions, articles and more

[Webinar] Getting started with BDD

In Agile & DevOps context, collaboration is key. Thanks to its promise to facilitate communication, Behavior Driven Development is getting a tremendous traction among these teams. But the journey to BDD is a rocky road… Discover our tips and good practices to scale BDD. Register now!

How To Write A Software Test Plan

Many organisations do test planning, but many don’t realise all the value in test planning. Testers often produce test plans for no better reason than they always have or the process says they should. Done properly, a test plan can be a very useful weapon in your testing arsenal.

Testers’ Island Discs Ep 9 With Richard Bradshaw

It’s a long-overdue trip to the island for the Ministry of Testing’s own Richard Bradshaw, who joins Neil for a chat about the joys of mobile testing, as well as giving some insight into his new role as “BossBoss” and sharing information on some of the Ministry’s new initiatives for 2018.

TestChat 4: Discussing AI Testing

On the 31st January 2017, testers joined the fourth Ministry of Testing #TestChat to discuss all things AI Testing. The transcript from the TestChat is now live on The Dojo, plenty of food for thought.

Super Testing Bros Kicking Off A Year Of Learning

The Super Testing Bros are back with their first podcast of 2018! They talk to Vera Gehlen-Baum and Matt Parker all about learning.

Feel The Fear And Speak Anyway

We’ve four TestBashes on at the end of the year that are still accepting papers! You can submit your talk for Germany, Manchester, Australia or San Francisco. TestBashes are a great way to start your speaking career, so if you’ve a topic that you think needs covering, now is your chance!

MoT Meetups

Each week we will feature one of our upcoming MoT community Meetups.

Cambridge Lightning Talks — 13th February

They’re starting the new year with a blitz, featuring four awesome speakers with lightning talks on a nice variety of testing related topics!

The Club

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

The Most Common Web Application Security Testing Questions

Dan Billing shares the top three questions asked at his workshops. Without giving too much away about his workshop “Web Application Security: A Hands-on Testing Challenge”7, how did he answer these?

How Would You Test Voice Recognition?

As I see more and more advertisements for Alexa, Cortana, Siri, etc. I wonder how would you test something like this? Where would you start?

Community Posts

Highlighting a selection of blog posts from the testing community.

Mapping Biases to Testing: An Inconvenient Truth — A Priori

In the case of exploratory testing, we pride ourselves on finding odd bugs and black swans in the application, but we don’t stop to think if all of this is relevant.

How To Write A Good Bug Report, Use RIMGEN — Chris Kenst

RIMGEN is an acronym and mnemonic (or memory aid) to help us remember the elements of a good bug report. It can be used to help anyone write a better bug report or review existing bug reports looking to make improvements.

Testing Blogs

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Testing Podcasts

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.



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