Thursday, 19 May 2016

Slides and Write Up Available for National Software Testing Conference 2016

I have uploaded the slides I used for my talk "The Art of Questioning to improve Software Testing, Agile and Automating" on the 17th May at the National Software Testing Conference, held in London at the British Museum.

I've also written up some notes on

  • the key points of the talk 
  • construction of the talk and 
  • the pitching process that the talk went through.
The slides have been written as readable for offline study.

I refer to work I created a few years ago on the application of the NLP meta model to Software Testing so if you want to learn more, you can read the papers there.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Article published in Testing Circus Magazine April 2016


Testing Circus Cover and Pages Image

I have an article published in Testing Circus Magazine April 2016 edition.

The title has a click-bait-esque ring to it 'Join the Anti-"Test Automation" Brigade'.

The title, however, misleads. The article really does describe one of the most powerful strategies I know for improving the incorporation of automated execution into your Test Strategy.

You can find out more on the article page, or jump direct to the Testing Circus Magazine April 2016 edition online.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tabara de Testare Feb 2016 live stream slides now available

On 3rd February I presented a live stream "Lessons Learned When Automating" to Tabara de Testare.



I have now uploaded the slides on the conference talk page for Tabara de Testare 2016

The slides are readable for offline study.

The blurb is pasted below to whet your appetite for more:

I've been asked some very challenging questions about lessons learned, and how decisions are made during the process of automating and performing technical testing. In this webinar I'm going to answer them based on my experience. We'll discus how we know 'what to automate' which means we have to split our analysis into 'detection' and 'testing'. We'll cover lessons learned from solving problems, and making mistakes, and steps we can take during the problem solving process e.g. for intermittent failures, and possible tool bugs. We'll discuss abstraction levels and the different levels of the technology stack to automate: how to do it, and how we make the decisions. We'll discuss coding primarily the differences, and the overlap, between the needs for coding for testing and coding for production deployment. We'll also cover some WebDriver specific answers to some of these questions. I'm also going to describe books and techniques that have helped me over the years when trying to deal with these questions on production projects. Also we'll take additional and follow up questions.

Visit the conference talk page for Tabara de Testare 2016 for full details, images and slides.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Slides released for March 2016 Sigist Keynote


I have released the slides for the March 2016 Sigist Keynote.

You can find a link to the slides and the social media updates over on the March 2016 Sigist page.

During the talk we gave away prizes of two copies of Java For Testers and one unique, proof copy of "Dear Evil Tester"

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

New Online Training Course: Case Study: Technical Testing of a Desktop Java Application

I have uploaded a new free online training course. "Case Study: Java Desktop Application Technical Testing"



This course shows an approach to testing a Desktop Java Application using the type of technical knowledge gained from working through our "Java For Testers" book and applying the Technical Testing thought process that I explain in the "Technical Web Testing 101" course.


Monday, 7 March 2016

Upcoming Talks for March and May 2016

I will be presenting at two conferences, both in London, in May and in March 2016:

  • March 2016 in London, at the SIGIST March 2016 Conference, I will perform the closing keynote with a talk entitled"Push your technical testing further - into technology and security"
  • May 2016 in London, at the National Software Testing Conference 2016, I will present a talk entitled "The Art of Questioning to improve Testing, Agile, and Automating"

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Released slides and notes from Agile and Automation Days 2015 in Poland

I attended the Agile and Automation Days Conference in Krakow, Poland on the 16th November 2015 to present a Keynote and a Tutorial on Technical Testing in Agile.

I have updated the conference page on my site to have a link to the slides and social media mentions.

The actual conference was very technical, and was one of those international conferences where I wished I spoke the native language because I missed most of the talks due to the language barrier. But the titles and blurbs all looked as though I would have liked to have seen most of the talks.

The keynote was recorded, but I'm not sure when the video will be released. I'll add a link as soon as I know.