Mar 3, 2020
The pdfs collating the content below are on this post for Patreon supporters.
I'm getting ready for some conferences.
As normal, I explain my process and lessons learned in some of my Patreon posts. And include material that I'm learning as I research, that never makes its way into the talk or tutorial.
I blogged about The Art of War in Feb, and I stumbled across my early notes on The Art of War on my hard drive and compiled them all into a pdf for Patreons. I found it interesting to look at my comments on Testing from decades ago, I will revisit my commentary in the future, I think it is a useful reflection process to look at 'non-testing' work and map it on to Testing. I have a similar, but shorter, analysis of a Problem Solving book coming up on Patreon later this month.
I also transcribed and subtitled the How I Test - Web App course on Patreon so there is now an easier to digest pdf of the content for offline catchup.
And I finally made use of my TwitterStorm generator tool TweetStormer It has a very crude GUI, but it does the job. I deliberately didn't automate the 'posting' of the Tweets, to keep the tool simple, but I wanted something that made it much easier to format and repurpose the tweet content. I used this for my Art of War Twitter Thread
Twitter Links For February 2020
- A discount for SauceCon Conference The saucecon conference programme is now available. https://t.co/f8hQIAoRtd and my 10% discount code is still valid https://t.co/oyPws8Lr3h -
- The Testing Curator list is a good catchup source RT @testingcurator: Check out "#Testing Bits - Feb 9th - Feb 15th, 2020 - https://t.co/abdmL4ynDT (43 posts) featuring bloggers: @imalittle… -
- A list tof sites to practice testing with A list of sites to practice testing and automating on from abstractus - only issue is that it links to my old collection of pages - use https://t.co/84llXUvTEL for my most up to date set of practice pages. And the abstractus post is here... https://t.co/l9Q4SUXpYm -
- JSOUP has been updated RT @jhy: Dear jsoup friends: it's been far too long since the last release! So here's https://t.co/5vGxf6MYlo to break the spell. -
- Source code generated videos RT @gojkoadzic: You can now build version-controlled videos from source files like code, using the Video Puppet GitHub Action -
The Useful Snippets extension is on github.
Viv is also compiling a set of essays which form a free book on Software Testing "reflections and thoughts based on many peoples own personal experiences". Around the World With 80 Software Testers
- RT @ali_hill91: Excited to be part of @11vlr’s ‘Around the World with 80 Software Testers’ project. It’s free to download and includes arti…
- Everyone loves a free book. https://t.co/sVkCsi77dC
Blog Posts For February 2020
- January 2020 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content SummaryContent created and collated for EvilTester.com, Patreon and Social for January 2020
- Software Testing and Spies in The Art of WarA short interpretation of 13th Chapter of The Art of War, on spies, in terms of Software Testing
Patreon Posts For February 2020
- YAGNI - Workshop preparation and MicrolearningThe YAGNI heuristic led me to microlearning during my workshop preparation.
- How to support a manual confirmation process?Because I'm human my brain takes short cuts, making comparing lists error-prone. I had to find some tricks or hacks to help me.
- Risk Mitigation and TestingDoes Testing mitigate risk?
- The Pulper Documentation and ExercisesDocumentation to support use of The Pulper to practice your testing - exercises and overviews and api
- The Pulper Updates v8, 9, 10 - API, XHTTP, JSONAt v8 and v9, The Pulper becomes a much more up to date (in terms of technology approach) APP. Worth using the dev tools and proxy on v9.
- The Art Of War - CommentaryA pdf of my early 1999 to 2001 commentary notes and the 2020 commentary on spies. With some other art of war references and links.
- Strategic Goals Analysis from 2019My Goals, and Why statements are Strategic. My How statements are Tactical options that make sense at the time.
- Notes on The ProgramNotes from The Program by Eric Kapitulik, Jake MacDonald
- Usability TestingThe 'What makes a good User Interface?' essay from my latest newsletter.
- A reminder that YAGNIYAGNI is a heuristic to support prioritisation. Sometimes it is so tempting to ignore.
- ConfirmationalI have a mild aversion to terminology and choose to use words that fit well with my communication style.
- How I Test - TranscriptsPDF with transcripts for the videos
- New Blog post and some Digital Marketing ExamplesIf you write it. They will read. Is only true if you also promote and market it. An example of using a tweet storm to promote a post.
- Tech Debt vs Strategic vs TacticalTech Debt gives a nice name to incomplete activities. Often a result of being human. A Tactical vs Strategic mindset might help.
- Multiple Synchronisation Points for a Single ActionWhen we automate an application we are modelling the application under test and each application requires different synchronisation choices.
- How I Write a Consultancy ReportNotes on how I write a consultancy report and prepare it as pdf and docx for delivery.
- A Consultant Mind Set and Building Self RelianceSome notes on what I had to learn to be comfortable working as an independent consultant.
- Map with 1 to 1 scaleMaking the case that Test Scripts carry map making too far.
- A Perception of QualityQuality is a Relationship and and overarching concern.
- Planning as an abstraction for ActionWhen we plan, we build a model of the action. We project forward the plan to identify risks and issues.
- Tactical and Strategic Planning'The distinction between tactical and strategic planning is often made but is seldom made clear' Ackoff
- Hacks to review your own work yourselfIt's not about what you must do, or what you should. It's about the risks to you, and what you could.
- January 2020 Collated PDFsCollated PDFs for January
- Content Summary for January 2020Content Summary for January 2020