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5 Years in Testing (The Pain and Gain of Edward Bear)

On June 30, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My life changed 5 years ago today when I started as team lead for the testing and documentation team. I knew nothing about testing. I had a vague idea about it at best. I knew nothing about team leading or building a team. I knew very little about software development in general except for what […]

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 […]

“Fast Feedback Using Ruby” the next chapter: Testing Rake Tasks (Seaside Testing)

On June 29, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Towards the end of my workshop “Fast Feedback Loops & Fun with Ruby” at the London Tester Gathering 2015 (in June 2015), I asked the attendees about suggestions for new material to go into the book. The topic that was mentioned first was “Testing Rake tasks”, so that’s going to be the next chapter I will […]

Pizza Chants (Hiccupps)

On June 28, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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…

Why you should abandon TFS and adopt Git (The Continuous Improver)

On June 26, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Almost every time I do some kind of talk somewhere, people ask me for advice on how to convince their management that they should drop Microsoft Team Foundation Server’s source control system and move over to Git. In this post, I’ll be talking about th…

Why you should abandon TFS and adopt Git (The Continuous Improver)

On June 26, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Almost every time I do some kind of talk somewhere, people ask me for advice on how to convince their management that they should drop Microsoft Team Foundation Server’s source control system and move over to Git. In this post, I’ll be talking about th…

Screen Test (Hiccupps)

On June 24, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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 …

False positives and semantic versioning (The Continuous Improver)

On June 24, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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As part of stabilizing an upcoming release, I always dog food a beta package against the 12000 unit tests in one of our bigger projects. In the early days, that would surface all kinds of edge cases I never thought of. In every single case, the first t…

OS X Calendar application usability issue (zagorski software tester)

On June 24, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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…

How we document stuff (The Continuous Improver)

On June 21, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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A recurring topic in every software project I’ve been involved with is what to document, when to do that, and where to store it. So it wasn’t a big surprise that at a recent event, somebody asked me how we track and communicate design decisions. I init…

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