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Things we say, things we don’t mean (@Beaglesays)

On April 30, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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The Ministry of Testing recently tweeted a list of  words that make testers feel “icky” and those that make testers feel “good”.  I have inserted the list below.     The list is crowd sourced, provided by testers who responded to a request to provide words that they felt belonged in each category. It is undeniably […]

Trends in Testing Terminology (Chris Kenst's Blog)

On April 30, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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There are lots of things to consider when trying to recruit or develop software testers especially industry trends, both within the testing community and in the larger software engineering community. In a small community like ours those trends might include development practices, tools, techniques and terminology (among others). As I was contemplating these trends on […]

AST Webinar: How Ignorant are We? 5 Orders of Ignorance and Testing with Dan Ashby

On April 30, 2016, in #engagedmembership, Events, General, News, Newsletter, by alemoreira
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The next AST Webinar is coming up on May 24. Dan Ashby is going to talk about The 5 Orders of Ignorance as it relates to Software Testing. Places are limited, so register today! We will post a video of the Webinar shortly after. Webinar Description The relationship between The 5 Orders of Ignorance and […]

How to tie your shoes? (zagorski software tester)

On April 30, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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TL;DR In this blog post I would like to share my excitement how I improved…

Grants vs. Sponsorship – How it Works

On April 30, 2016, in #engagedmembership, General, News, Newsletter, by eproegler
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Since the AST has started to sponsor other conferences and events, a couple of members had questions as to how this all works and how we distinguish between the different activities. As for now, we have three different ways where money flows in some capacity, according to our mission. Here is how we distinguish between […]

Your Testing is a Joke (Hiccupps)

On April 28, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My second eBook has just been released! It’s called Your Testing is a Joke and it’s a slight edit of the piece that won the Best Paper prize at EuroSTAR 2015. Here’s the blurb:

Edward de Bono, in his Lateral Thinking books, makes a strong connection between humour and creativity. Creativity is key to testing, but jokes? Well, the punchline for a joke could be a violation of some expectation, the exposure of some ambiguity, an observation that no one else has made, or just making a surprising connection. Jokes can make you think and then laugh. But they don’t always work. Does that sound familiar?

This eBook takes a genuine joke-making process and deconstructs it to make comparisons between aspects of joking and concepts from testing such as the difference between a fault and a failure, oracles, heuristics, factoring, modelling testing as the exploration of a space of possibilities, stopping strategies, bug advocacy and the possibility that a bug, today, in this context might not be one tomorrow or in another.  

It goes on to wonder about the generality of the observations and what the value of them might be before suggesting ways in which joking can provide useful practice for testing skills.  

There are some jokes in the eBook, of course. And also an explanation of why any groaning they provoke is a good sign… 

And in case you’re wondering, my first eBook was called My Software Under Test and Other Animals. It’s got some groanworthy moments too.

Your Testing is a Joke (Hiccupps)

On April 28, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My second eBook has just been released! It’s called Your Testing is a Joke and it’s a slight edit of the piece that won the Best Paper prize at EuroSTAR 2015. Here’s the blurb:

Edward de Bono, in his Lateral Thinking books, makes a strong connection between humour and creativity. Creativity is key to testing, but jokes? Well, the punchline for a joke could be a violation of some expectation, the exposure of some ambiguity, an observation that no one else has made, or just making a surprising connection. Jokes can make you think and then laugh. But they don’t always work. Does that sound familiar?

This eBook takes a genuine joke-making process and deconstructs it to make comparisons between aspects of joking and concepts from testing such as the difference between a fault and a failure, oracles, heuristics, factoring, modelling testing as the exploration of a space of possibilities, stopping strategies, bug advocacy and the possibility that a bug, today, in this context might not be one tomorrow or in another.  

It goes on to wonder about the generality of the observations and what the value of them might be before suggesting ways in which joking can provide useful practice for testing skills.  

There are some jokes in the eBook, of course. And also an explanation of why any groaning they provoke is a good sign… 

And in case you’re wondering, my first eBook was called My Software Under Test and Other Animals. It’s got some groanworthy moments too.

Weekend Testing Europe 67 Experience: Heuristics In Testing (Assert.This)

On April 27, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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This week I decided to go international and participated in my first Weekend Testing Europe session. It’s not region locked or anything, the sessions offered by the Weekend Testing Americas I’ve attended have all had an international cast of characters as well. Mostly it offers people more convenient times, although I have had my curiosity … [Read more…]

Software testing is not … part 2. (Mr.Slavchev())

On April 25, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Software testing is not … part 1. I am moving towards next couple of branches from the mind map that I posted in first post of the series of “Software testing is not…”. You can find the mind map following the link up here. Software testing is not … quality assurance. I wrote about it […]

The post Software testing is not … part 2. appeared first on Mr.Slavchev().

Tina the Test Toucan Visits the #CAST2016 Venue

On April 24, 2016, in #engagedmembership, CAST 2016, Tina_Toucan, by eproegler
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Hello! I know some of you have seen me around, but I’d like to take the chance to introduce myself. I am a newer member of AST, who not very long ago had context blinders removed, revealing what software testing can be. I’ll never go back to prescriptive process! Because I love an adventure, the AST Board […]

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