New to software testing? Want to learn more about your craft? Come and join us at the Software Testing Clinic!!

What is the Software Testing Clinic? Starting out in testing can be confusing. There are a lot of conflicting views towards what testing is and there are so many different training events around. Do you learn how to code and write automation, do you learn about Agile, should you be writing test scripts, and what [...]

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How I interview Testers…

I've been conducting a lot of interviews recently and I thought I'd share my format for asking questions and stemming conversations that works well for me to be able to determine if the candidate is the right person for the job when it comes to skills, experience, mindset and remaining relevant in the industry. Here is the format [...]

“Start off with a turd and then polish it” – Really??!!?!

One of the most interesting discussions in the Agile community at the moment is about "MVP". I recently had a conversation with various community members and I heard someone say that MVP should be thought os as "starting off with a turd and then polish it"... It was another one of those times where I felt like I [...]

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 [...]

Self Learning – How do you eat yours?

In the past 5-6 years I feel I've really stepped up my game with self learning. I began to understand that to advance in my career, I need to take action on my own and learn new things to advance myself. I find this easy to do, purely because of the fact that I love what [...]

Declarative or Imperative? How do you write your feature file scenarios?

BDD is something that I find more and more companies attempting to utilise these days. So with everyone dabbling in writing feature files, I wanted to blog about the differences between Declarative and Imperative writing styles when it comes to writing your scenarios. Whats the difference? This is sometimes difficult to explain, but I usually like [...]

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 [...]