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NWEWT #3 Experience Report

The following is an Experience Report submitted by Duncan Nisbet, who convened a peer workshop I earlier this month, and was supported by the AST Grant Program. The 3rd installment of the North West Exploratory Workshop on Testing (NWEWT) has wrapped up & I’ve now had...

Super Experienced Testers in a Millennial World

The following is an Experience Report submitted by Bernie Berger, who convened a peer workshop in New York earlier this month, and was supported by the AST Grant Program. June 3rd 2018, NYC The day started over a light breakfast of bagels and coffee, as the...

AST 2018-2019 Board Nominees Open

The nomination period for the 2018-2019 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 AST Bylaws, which are explicit: Nominees must have become AST Members prior to August...

Webinar: Testing the Right Path Well with Rob Sabourin

April 2018 Webinar: Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 10:00am PST for the AST's presentation of "Testing the Right Path Well" also known as A Context Driven Solution to a Death March Problem with Path-Based Test Design with Rob Sabourin. Software testing is hard....

Webinar: The (AB)use and Misuse of Test Automation with Alan Page

February 2018 Webinar: If you’re a tester who codes, chances are a big chunk of your job involves test automation - specifically writing tests that automate the user workflow. As a two-decade (and counting) veteran of software testing, Alan Page has seen a huge number...

Webinar: The Three Pillars of Expert Test Leadership: Driving Projects, Process and People with Anna Royzman

January 2018 Webinar: This webinar (register here) is designed for the modern test leader. Whether you are responsible for establishing a testing practice in your organization, managing test processes or people, defining testing strategies for your team, coaching...

The Pothole of Excessive Automation

Paul Holland picked up where lunch left off, with some basic reminders. Automation will not increase coverage, decrease costs, save time, or allow an org to reduce headcount, but it will let you do a lot of repetitive steps in sequence repetitively and very fast. In...

Cynefin and Software Testing, Part 2 – James Christie

Ed. Note - This is Part 2 of a Two-Part blog post produced by James Christie, supported by the AST Committee on Standards and Professional Practices. Part 1 is here. To learn more about why so many senior software testers are interested in Cynefin, come to CAST 2017...

Cynefin and Software Testing, Part 1 – James Christie

Ed. Note - This is Part 1 of a Two-Part blog post produced by James Christie, supported by the AST Committee on Standards and Professional Practices. Part 2 is here. To learn more about why so many senior software testers are interested in Cynefin, come to CAST 2017...

Lean Coffee

I love meeting new people and engaging them in conversations. However, I realize not everyone is comfortable doing that. I’ve noticed that having a structure to interactions can reduce the social barriers for those who might otherwise hang back. Lean Coffee is an easy...

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