Risk Based Testing | Part One | Talking About Risks Over Types of Testing

This is the first post of a three posts about the relationship between Testing and Product Risks. In this post, I'm introducing the idea of focusing the conversations about testing on being related to types of risks over the common way of talking about testing in terms of types of testing. Types of testing? Or [...]

Code Coverage vs Test Coverage; Subjectivity and Usefulness

It's really surprising how many people believe that code coverage and test coverage are the same thing. I don't know where this confusion has stemmed from, but from scouring around the internet, it seems to be a common challenge that people switch between code coverage and test coverage interchangeably, probably subconsciously too. They are not [...]

Got something to say about testing to the Agile community? Submit a talk to the Agile 2019 Quality and Testing track!

Submit your session to the Agile 2019 Testing and Quality track and join us at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington DC We test. From the moment an idea is derived, the plan and approach of how to test it has already begun. Going beyond the idea of merely approaching code as testers - [...]

#NoTesting?? Here’s what it means to me.

The #NoTesting hashtag is having a bit of a resurgence recently, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and write down my opinions on the whole thing. The term is very confusing to say the least. Many people take it to mean "don't do any testing", which is understandable that they interpret it [...]

A Better Testing Pyramid

The Automation Triangle (or pyramid) has continually caused a bit of a stir in the testing world. It has been mislabelled many times to be called a "testing" triangle. It has been abused in many companies by being followed as a "test strategy". It has been butchered in ways that cause further misunderstandings and has [...]

Agile 2018 – Now accepting talks submissions!

              AGILE 2018 Software Testing & Quality Track is now accepting submissions! Testers! Developers! BA's! PO's! PM's! Coaches! Agile enthusiasts! Have you heard the news? The world of software testing is changing! Are you keeping up with all the excitement? Do you have stories to share about how you [...]

BDD and the real primary purpose of feature files

I recently hosted a discussion at the London Agile Discussion Group (LADG) on the topic of BDD and feature files. It's always a popular topic and the session appeared to be at full capacity. I initially kicked off the session with a question to everyone: "What is Behaviour Driven Development?". I dished out some post-it [...]

A Real(ly Questionable) ISTQB Question…

So... Another blog post stemmed from the depths of the LinkedIn forums. This time someone was asking for advice about answering an ISTQB exam question. The question is as follows (with this exact wording): If you are flying with an economy ticket, there is a possibility that you may get upgraded to business class, especially if [...]

Dispelling the misconceptions #5 – “Lets 100% automate everything and get rid of all our testers”

I hear this all the time. Even from very senior people. The latest one was from a development manager, asking why we "still need to have testers testing the software, since we are aiming for 100% automating for everything"... Firstly, the truth is very simple: YOU CAN ONLY AUTOMATE WHAT YOU KNOW AND EXPECT. When we [...]

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