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August - Toread

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At the intersection of software, technology and people Things I’ve been reading this week that I’ve found interesting or intriguing. 10th Aug 🎼 What software teams can learn from music masterclasses Via twitter from ‪@katrinaclokie.‬…
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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…
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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?
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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 move away from the In Test column

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We as testers are always looking at ways to improve our testing processes and one way to do that is to move away from the In Test column. You can read more about the why in my post "In Test" column but the how I left pretty vague. I'd like to…

What is Contract Testing?

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And Consumer-driven contract testing This is a follow on from Contract testing: Why do it First some quick definitions: Consumer Is someone (a dev team for instance) that makes use of a third party component or a combination of components…
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Contract Testing, Why do it?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about contract testing lately and trying to explain why it’s a good idea.  I thought I’d start by getting my initial arguments for it down and go from there. Got an opinion then let me know. Note:…