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Countdown to CAST

On June 15, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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Space is limited! Last year, CAST hit capacity at 250 participants and sold out. This year seats are going fast! Don’t miss out, reserve your seat at CAST 2015 now. UPDATE: Two tutorials are sold out. There are still seats for two, but they are limited. If you want a tutorial act quickly! Learn more [...]

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2015-2016 Board of Directors Nominations Are Open

On May 19, 2015, in Events, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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2015-2016 Board of Directors Nominations Now Open The nomination period for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors (BOD) is now open. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to the BOD election slate, please be aware of the following information: Nominees must have become AST Members prior to August 4, 2014 Nominees must [...]

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CAST Beer Testing Tour

On June 29, 2015, in Articles, News, Newsletter, by pwalen
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Grand Rapids has been featured in several beer magazines and was named “Beer City” for the number an quality of the breweries that call the city home. It only seems reasonable then to make arrangements for people visiting Grand Rapids for CAST to visit some of these establishments. Monday evening, after the tutorials and before [...]

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Pizza Chants (Hiccupps)

On June 28, 2015, in Syndicated, by admin
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So my wife caught me giggling to myself in the kitchen. Why? I’d just seen a really corny pun on peace and peas. It wasn’t the “classic” above but it was the same kind of thing. In fact, it wasn’t the joke itself that had caused me to crack my fac…

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Screen Test (Hiccupps)

On June 24, 2015, in Syndicated, by admin
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Screen is a godsend for those of us who work at the command line on Linux servers. It provides a way to persist session state across connections to the server and to run multiple terminals in parallel from within in one application.If you’ve ever …

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OS X Calendar application usability issue (zagorski software tester)

On June 24, 2015, in Syndicated, by admin
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TLDREvery application has state. In this short post I will explain how application state causes usability issue.One of the greatest challenge of every tester is to manage its time. In order to manage time, we use calendar. Either old style wall calenda…

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Report on Webinar Driving While Driven: The Way of the Skilled Tester (zagorski software tester)

On June 20, 2015, in Syndicated, by admin
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TLDRYesterday I participated in webinar Driving While Driven: The Way of the Skilled Tester. Webinar moderator was Keith Klain, CEO of Doran Jones and Executive Vice President of Association of Software testing. Webinar author is James Bach, Creator of…

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What’s New In BBST

On June 16, 2015, in News, Newsletter, by jrohrman
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Association For Software Testing began an experiment in online training courses in August of 2007 with the first version of Foundations. In 2008, Bug Advocacy was added, and in 2011 we added Test Design and the instructors course. We had a fairly significant platform upgrade last year, and have done small updates here and there [...]

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Committee on Standards and Professional Practices (CSPP)

On June 15, 2015, in Events, News, Newsletter, by Michael Larsen
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Our world runs on software. It permeates every part of our lives. In the coming years, unmanned vehicles, robots, advanced medical devices, and other complex algorithm-driven control systems will make this obvious to a public that does not yet have a deep understanding of how software engineering and testing are related. Quality issues, such as [...]

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Knowing When To Step Down (TESTHEAD)

On June 15, 2015, in Syndicated, by admin
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For the past four years I have had the joys & frustrations of working with an organization, as well as serving on its Board of Directors. That organization is the Association for Software Testing (AST). The positions I’ve served in for those…

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So, I went for the board (Markus Gärtner)

On June 14, 2015, in Syndicated, by admin
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End of August two years ago, I announced that I was going for the AST board. I kept my expectations pretty low, and I am glad that I did. Two years have passed, so I figured let’s revisit that decision from back then. Long story short: I won’t go for another two years. Read on … Continue reading So, I went for the board

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