July - Toread

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At the intersection of software, technology and people  What is this? Things I’ve been reading this week that I’ve found interesting or intriguing. Sharing because I thought you might like them too. Most of the links…
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Future of testers: somewhere between users, teams and businesses

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3 minute read I've been thinking a lot recently about what the future of the testers role could look like. Especially in teams that not only fully embrace CI/CD or DevOps but actually get some way towards implementing the ideas behind the…
Thanks to Bruno Wolff for sharing their work on Unsplash.

What do testers do next?

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If the perceived value of testers is just to test the changes made by the development team then the future of the testers role looks bleak but could it be more than this?

June - Toread

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Toread At the intersection of software, technology and people  What is this? Things I’ve been reading this week that I’ve found interesting or intriguing. Sharing because I thought you might like them too. Most of…

May - ToRead

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Things I’ve been reading this week that I’ve found interesting or intriguing. Most of the links will revolve at the intersection between software, technology and people - with the occasional testing slant. I aim to update them weekly, with some commentary on my thoughts and findings

Building a quality culture: Is it quality assurance or quality awareness?

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A way to see if the work your are doing in your team is about building team awareness or team assurance of quality
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Agile Manchester 2020: Testers Edition

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I’ve always found that tester representation at agile conferences to be lacking. It’s a bit like it doesn’t have the word test in the titles so it’s not for me. Personally I’ve always found a treasure trove of information from talks…
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Building confidence with automation

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For automation to be accepted and therefore successful people need to feel confident in the process, but how do you do that for test automation? "Show" them the process or build trust with the person doing the work.
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How to document Unit Testing

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Whenever you talk about unit testing with teams they never tell you what it means to them. They go straight to of course we do and show you 100s of passing tests. Interesting thing is by calling it unit testing everyone thinks they are talking…
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How to learn from failure

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[Organisations] that catch, correct, and learn from failure before others do will succeed - Amy Edmundson