For the third and final post in this series of three reflecting on my personal takeaways from this year’s TestBash Manchester I knew I wanted to focus on Lisi Hocke’s closing talk “A Code Challenge of Confidence” – well, ‘talk’ may be a bit weak given the actual demonstration of her topic live in the session! – but I found there were complimentary threads in what Lisi talked about which chimed with several other talks as well.
When we talk about testing or QA, we often think of an activity which occurs mostly at the end of the development cycle. Code “drops into test” once it’s merged, tests are prepared ready for this critical (and late) moment when testing can begin in earnest. But in collaborative, agile teams, testing and quality focus […]
As testers, we’re used to performing most of our jobs in an isolated bubble where the worst that can happen is, often, getting blocked by a bug. We test code, sometimes in multiple environments (just to be really sure) and then we push up to production. Once the code is there, we may do some […]
Through understanding our thought processes and those of people around us, we can become better testers. We can achieve more, get our way more often, and make fewer unreasonable mistakes. Whilst we recognise the potential “dark side” of these abilities, let’s remember we are using them to achieve a positive result for our organisations and […]
Four TestBashes in, I feel like I’ve finally cracked it. Here’s my tips for enjoying your TestBash experience YOUR way!
A recent encounter with a new (to my team) Scrum Master has me scratching my head, and I thought I’d get some thoughts down about it. It relates to the order teams are expected to deliver stories in. My understanding is, and has in fact always been, that when the scrum team commits to work, […]