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  • James Bach on a Career in Testing and Advice for New Players

    In this interview, James Bach explores making software testing legible and how to assess the values of your testing work and risk in a software product. He talks about how to overcome the testing automation pesticide paradox, and how should we leverage AI and ML in our testing. With more than 30 years software testing experience, Bach gives three pieces of advice to software testing beginners.

  • Soft Skill Patterns for Software Developers: The “Learning from Unintended Failures” Pattern

    Soft Skill Patterns describe human behaviours that effectively solve recurring problems. The "Learning from Unintended Failures" pattern helps us improve the resilience of a system after a failure. The pattern follows 4 steps: identify a failure, quickly resolve any immediate impact, analyse root cause and system behaviour during the failure, and finally generate and implement improvement ideas.

  • 2017 State of Testing Report

    The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. This is fourth time that this survey has been done. InfoQ held an interview with the organizers of the State of Testing survey.

  • Enhance Your Testing Skills with Mindset Tools

    Quite a lot of testers often miss out on the mindset necessary for the testing and delivery of quality products. Sometimes it seems that quality consciousness is missing. This article is about how I discovered a way to grow my test mindset, and how my discovery has been useful in enhancing my testing skills.

  • Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

    Software technical practices are usually adopted as a means of creating better products. These practices can create and maintain a healthy human system. Technical practices raise the consciousness of individuals and the team as a whole. Technical practices hack consciousness giving us a quick, deep chute into depths of connection that improve our selves, our products, and our world.

  • The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

    Hot-fix redeployment is a waste of time and effort at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fix deployments to almost zero.

  • Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

    An interview with Gojko Adzic, David Evans and Tom Roden on why they wrote this book, how quantifying quality can support testing, balancing trust levels when testing large and complex systems, why automating manual tests is almost always a bad idea, on using production metrics in testing, how to reduce or prevent duplication in test code, and on upcoming books in the fifty quick ideas series.

  • Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

    "BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests.

  • Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons : Video Review and Interview

    Tommy Norman’s Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons training videos help beginners to understand the basic agile and Scrum concepts. The videos run more than nine hours, broadly divided between “Scrum Fundamentals” and “Advanced Scrum”. The video sessions use animations to explain the concepts.

  • A Tester’s Perspective on Agile Snags

    Priyanka presents some of the advantages and challenges that agile adoption brings for testers and testing and presents some ideas on how to overcome the obstacles and leverage the advantages. She discusses the agile tester mindset and how the role of someone doing testing in an agile environment changes.

  • Perspectives On Agile Software Testing - Book Review

    On the occasion of Selenium's 10th Birthday Celebration, a bunch of ThoughtWorkers have compiled an anthology of essays on testing approaches, tools and culture. This anthology of essays is available as an eBook, titled - "Perspectives on Agile Software Testing".

  • Q&A with Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin about More Agile Testing

    The book More Agile Testing reflects back on the developments that have happened in agile testing in the last five years. It covers new challenges in testing, test practices, and examples of and experiences with agile testing from teams all around the world. InfoQ did an interview with the authors Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin.

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