Rapid Software Testing Course Notes

Here is the mind map of the RST that I attended in Sydney between 19-21 August, 2015. The public link to the file is below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByGSwxM9lnaYYVRQcVc1TFJUMG8/view?usp=sharing The mindmap was created using Mindmup. If you want the .mup file,...

TESTING VS. CHECKING APPLIED – Testing Trapeze August 2015 issue

Following article was published in the August 2015 issue of Testing Trapeze. http://www.testingcircus.com/testing–trapeze-2015-august-edition/). Testing v/s Checking – Applied The discussion about testing versus checking has been alive in the software...

Guest post- Adaptive Automation Framework

This blog post has been written by my colleague and software automation expert Scott Miles. As ever, both Scott and I will be glad to receive any feedback, comments or suggestion regarding major flaws in logic, about similar tools, questions about the proposed...

Can DevOps afford to ignore cognitive testing?

I attended an event on the 23rd of July where DickSmith’s CIO, Paul Keen gave a presentation about his organisation’s experience implementing DevOps. After speaking with him briefly before the event, I would say that he is one of those technically competent CIOs who...

A short spiel on Agile

As always I keep hearing people talking about Agile ‘methodology’. Many of them do it because of ignorance. They have heard about the word, have read someone’s article or LinkedIn post and now they seem to know Agile. Whether it is Agile with a capital ‘a’ or not,...

Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne (TEAM)- Connecting Testers!

Any profession or skill grows when it gets support from community. I have been part of various testing and IT communities across the world. So when I moved to Melbourne, I started looking for testing communities which were doing good work. I found few groups which...

Experiment with a Webinar

Lee Hawkins inspired me to share my own experience of the webinar that we hosted together last week (14 May 2015). Unicom contacted me few months ago to be the keynote speaker at their conference in Melbourne. I agreed and later they asked me if I would...

Using observation for improving testing

Many years ago, I read Sherlock Holmes novels. Once I started reading them, I read almost all of them. I loved the short stories (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), probably because they were short and were easy to remember. Sherlock Holmes is a detective; has...

LinkedIn PDCA for Job Seekers

Since I moved to Australia few months ago, I keep on getting requests from fellow testers from either within Australia or from other countries to assist them find a job. These days I receive 5 to 10 emails on average every week for connecting over LinkedIn and...

The UTest bugs

I sometimes wonder whether people who sell testing as their business actually test their own websites or not? When you find a bug on a testing website, that becomes a reason of joy. Below is one from UTest. Apparently none of their 150,000 members ever bothered to...