This evening (well, this evening for me, your time most certainly will vary), we will witness the return of Weekend Testing Australia/New Zealand (WTANZ)!
When Marlena Compton made her trek across the Pacific from Sydney to San Francisco, WTANZ went into hibernation. This made me a bit sad, since the WTANZ sessions were the ones I attended as a participant, rather than as a facilitator.
Alessandra Moreira and I have been in discussions over the past couple of months. When I saw that she was willing to get up at 3:00 a.m. Australia time to participate in Weekend Testing Americas sessions, I had a pretty good hunch that I’d found someone crazy enough to be willing to facilitate closer to home. That hunch turned out to be true :).
Thus, today (which is Saturday already in Australia), from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sydney time (which translates to 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time), WTANZ will be hosting a session dedicated to test oracles, using the mail.com web client as the product under test.
Using an alternative web email client: mail.com, the focus will be on finding bugs and observing how Oracles play a part in deciding if something we see is a bug or not.
From the Weekend Testing site:
Oracles are principles or mechanisms by which we recognise a problem. Below are links with more information on Oracles in Software Testing: