“I’m new to testing – where do I start?” I get asked the above questions A LOT. It’s a very common question for those who are brand new to testing, those who are shifting from another business function and those who are returning to testing after many years away. I repeat roughly the same answers
I’m a big fan of the mind mapping tool Mindmup and logged in today using the Opera browser. Here’s what I saw: This is an excellent approach to communicating about the limitations and restrictions around testing – you wouldn’t expect any less from Gojko (one of the guys behind mindmup). It’s a great way
One of the things that I have observed from a number of testing conferences is that none of them have any sustained focus on hiring or getting hired *. There have been one or two sessions about the topic of hiring but nothing sustained. The occasional tracks that I have seen have been mostly focused
I’m very optimistic about a new survey that the guys at Tea Time With Testers and QA Intelligence are putting together. I’ve often wondered why we don’t have more centralized reports about the state of testing and future trends that are somewhat less bias than some of the big vendor reports out there. If they
I’ve got a second blog which will be feeding out to my main Twitter account. It can be found at – http://idlethoughts.postach.io/ Ok – so why another blog? Well this is an experiment on two fronts. Firstly – this blog is connected to my Evernote account. It’s really cool. When I add a note to
Our community is not best served by one single group or organization. [Opinion piece follows ] As an individual it’s important to be skeptical when we have just one single source of learning and direction for our community. If we tie ourselves to a single source (i.e. group, organization, business, scheme) we are tying ourselves
I was chatting to someone at EuroSTAR last week and we got talking about personal productivity. I shared with her my way of working using a concept I’ve been calling Shipping Forecasts. It’s based around the simple premise that I will be shipping something (a project). It is called a forecast because no amount of
One of my major bug bears is the reliance on colour to communicate meaning. As a tester it’s super easy to question any product or communication that relies on colour. Just ask whether meaning will be lost if viewed without colour. If you have a graph for example where each line is representing a finding
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