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CAST 2015: Count Down to webCAST 2015

On July 29, 2015, in Events, News, Newsletter, by marketing
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The webCAST is only days away and we are making final preparations for the trip to Grand Rapids. For this year’s livestream we are using Youtube Live to avoid some of the annoying commercials and so we can broadcast in HD. Three ways to watch: AST Website Session “Watch Live” Button Youtube Channel Like last [...]

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A CAST of 1,000 – Live from #CAST2015 (TESTHEAD)

On August 3, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I’m smiling a little bit today as I have realized that this is a special post for me. This particular post is number 1,000 on Testhead. When I started this blog, I don’t think I ever imagined I would get to 1,000 posts, but I am still here, and you are…

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CASTing my Line into Mind Maps – Live from #CAST2015 (TESTHEAD)

On August 3, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Today the rubber meets the road. We are going live today with CAST 2015, breakfast has happened, the setup for all of the bags and badges has happened, the tables are manned, the food is being served, and the prep work for the webCAST is happening now …

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Feyn Arts (Hiccupps)

On August 2, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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The other day, I said I was reading Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr Feynman! by Richard Feynman and was captivated by it. I’ve finished it now, and I’ve pulled out a handful of quotes.I love this on bad (or as he puts it, cargo cult) science and how stro…

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Can DevOps afford to ignore cognitive testing? (The Pragmatic Testing)

On August 2, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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 …

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Let’s Continue to Drive Software Testing Education Forward (Testing Bites)

On August 1, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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It’s Time to Embrace the Student Who Learns DifferentlyLast in a series.In my last two posts I’ve written about enhancing the student and instructor experience in the AST’s BBST courses by focusing on updating the Fieldstones and making BBST cour…

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Testing the IoT – Live from #TestRetreat (TESTHEAD)

On August 1, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Ah yes, The Internet of Things! that weird cross section of devices and services that are super specific or are focused on areas that are still being defined. We hear about thermostats that learn, or devices that report blood sugar levels for people wi…

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Teaching Testing to Programmers – Live from #TestRetreat (TESTHEAD)

On August 1, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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We hear a lot about teaching software testers how to program, but do we hear the converse? Why don’t we ever hear about software testers teaching programmers how to test? Jesse Alford thinks this deserves to be a two way street and that there’s a lot o…

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Bringing Energy Back to Testing – Live from #TestRetreat (TESTHEAD)

On August 1, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Picture the scenario. A tester has been in the game for a number of years. They know the details, they know the product, they’ve done countless stories, and at some point, the testing becomes rote and paint by numbers. The thrill is gone. the excitemen…

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What is the Career Path for a Tester? – Live from #TestRetreat (TESTHEAD)

On August 1, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Carl Shaulis asked a simple question, or what seemed to be a simple question… what are some of the skills needed at various points of a career for a software tester?There are many variations of software testing and approaches to software testing, but…

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How Can We Interview Testers Better? – Live from #TestRetreat (TESTHEAD)

On August 1, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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One of the challenges that anyone who has been involved with hiring software testers can tell you is that it can be maddening to interview testers. We can find people, but getting the right people is often a struggle. We have all had the experience of …

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