Selling Testing into a Project
Half of the battle in testing isn’t how we test, it’s selling the idea that we should test in the first place. As testers we need to be able to advocate for quality and why we need to be testing in projects.
In testing context is important
In this post I discuss how good doesn’t always mean perfect and how context should be used as a tester to determine good enough.
I Got it Wrong – Did the How not the What
But recently I fell fowl of the very thing I talk about; when writing a new test approach I got too focused on the how and couldn’t see the what.
Presentation Usability (with Ramone the Testing Otter)
Are you presenting at a conference? Want some tips to make your slides more usable? then Ramone the Testing Otter is here to help you with some thoughts on presentation usability.
Don’t wait to test – Go explore!
The biggest shift in mindset between traditional testing and modern Agile testing is the drive to investigate, rather than waiting to be told to test.
Technical Exploratory Testing – Using Dev Tools
One of the best things that I’ve learnt to improve my exploration, and make it more technical, has been to use the dev tools to “look under the hood” and see API traffic between the front and back end.
I over achieve but you don’t have to
I’ve recently seen a lot of conversations about quiet quitting, a phenomenon where people seemingly give up and do the minimum because they’re disengaged. Isn’t this problematic, it could be seen as saying “if you don’t over achieve then you’re not doing enough”.
Testing Horror Stories
As spooky season draws in and we’re beset by the things that go bump in the night it’s time to discuss our testing horror stories. Gather round children and listen to these tales of terror as you quake in fear.
An Introduction to Chaos Engineering for Testers
Chaos Engineering is the discipline of exploring your system to see how it handles turbulent conditions in live. It’s actually pretty easy to do and is really valuable tool in your testing toolbox.
Video – Being LGBTQ+ in Tech and STEM
In this talk with the BCS I describe my experiences of being an LGBTQIA+ engineer and how diversity and inclusion can improve product quality.