Dispelling the misconceptions #2 – “Testing as an activity” does not mean that anyone can test.

So there have been a few people blethering recently about Testing as an Activity. I've been discussing this subject recently with Steve (Janaway), as he has been talking about it on his blog and at conferences: see here, and here.I agree that testing is an activity, in the same way that coding is an activity. [...]

I’m speaking at Agile Testing Days 2014!

And so it's been official for a few days now. I have been accepted to speak at this years Agile Testing Days conference later in November in Potsdam, Berlin. I attended last year and it was such a great conference with lots of amazing people from all over the world. You can read about the [...]

I’m speaking at EuroSTAR in Dublin this November!!

YES!!!!!!!! It's been difficult to keep it to myself these past few weeks since I found out, but now that the EuroSTAR 2014 launch webinar has happened where they announced the line up, I'm able to ecstatically shout from the rooftops that I've managed to make it onto the speakers list! ūüôā The talk I'll [...]

Testing In The Pub podcast 3 is now available – Mobile Testing

Get yourselves over to the Testing In The Pub website and have a listen to the latest podcast session. Me and Steve chat for around 30 minutes about "Mobile Testing". This session covers the following topics relating to Mobile Testing: Tools. Techniques. Fragmentation and selecting devices. What makes mobile testing different. Plus more... Feedback on [...]

Test Techniques? Think About It…

I'm going to keep this post quite short. It's a thought I've been having for a while now. Here goes with the impact statement: Test Techniques are actually just activities that relate to some context of a testing mission. Think about it... Take "load testing", or "accessibility testing", or "function testing", or "security testing", or any of the other 120 different test techniques (which Dan [...]

Testing in the pub podcasts are now here!!

At last! Testing In The Pub has arrived!! Stephen Janaway and myself have been working on bringing you a series of podcasts, where we sit mostly in a pub and chat about testing. We figured that since we did this often anyway, we might as well record our ramblings and let people listen to them! [...]

FAILURE CAN HELP US!!

I've noticed recently that so many people have such a huge fear of failure... There appears to be such angst if people get something wrong, make a mistake, or misunderstand something, that for some reason the repercussions will be horrendous! I would suggest that failure can actually help us! The truth is that failure gives us the humongous opportunity to learn so much from our mistakes. [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 3)!

By the time the third day came, I was already feeling the haze of "information overload" and had been up late on the previous night socializing with some great testers, such as Daniel Maslyn, Sami S√∂derblom, Tom Mantsch,  Jose Lima, Adam Knight, Chris George, Pete Walen, Huib Schoots, Tony Bruce, Gus Evangelisti and many more [...]

Lessons Learned from Agile Testing Days (Day 2)!

Day 2 started in a bit of a blur, as I was trying to still digest the waft of information that I had gained from day 1... Nonetheless, the second day offered just as much fun, information, knowledge, ideas and socializing as the first day! Here's a summary of day 2: Keynote: ‚ÄúLive it ‚Äď [...]