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Video: Value of Testing (and New Model)

The nice folk at Testing Cup in Poland have posted a video of my keynote on You tube.

I originally gave a EuroSTAR keynote in 2002 titled 'What is the Value of Testing and how can we improve it?'. This talk brings the topic up to date but also introduces the New Model Testing that I'm working on at the moment. 

I've written a  paper that describes New Model Testing that can be downloaded here.

Testing Cup (Poland)

It seems like testing competitions are all the rage nowadays. I was really pleased to be invited to the Testing Cup in Poland in early June this year. The competition was followed by a full day conference at which I gave a keynote - The Value of Testing - and you can see a video of that here.

The competition was really impressive with nearly 300 people taking part in the team and individual competitions. Here's a nice video (with English subtitles).

What's New in Testing (for me)

At the Unicom NextGen Testing show on 26th June, (http://www.next-generation-testing.com/) I'll be pitching some ideas for where the testing world is going - in around 15 minutes. I thought I'd lay the groundwork for that short talk with a blog that sets out what I've been working on for the past few months. These things might not all be new in the industry, but I think they will become increasingly important to the testing community.

Internet of Everything - What is it and how will it affect you (Part 1)

Some weeks back I presented a webinar about the Internet of Everything, with special focus on what the concept is and how it is going to affect us. 

This was the first of the webinars based on the article series that I am writing for Tea-time with Testers further articles and webinars will be appearing soon.

Tea-Time with Testers - Testing the Internet of Everything

I'm working with Lalitkumar who edits the Tea Time With Testers online magazine. It has a large circulation and I've agreed to write an article series for him on 'Testing the Internet of Everything'. I'll also be presenting webinars to go with the articles, the first of which is here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1854587302076137473 It takes place on Saturday 19 April at 15.30pm. An unusual time - but there you go.

What's the acceptable involvement of a QA analyst in the requirements process?

A question from Amanda in Louiville, Kentucky USA.

“What's the acceptable involvement of a QA analyst in the requirements process?  Is it acceptable to communicate with users or should the QA analyst work exclusively with the business team when interpreting requirements and filling gaps?

As testers, we sometimes must make dreaded assumptions and it often helps to have an awareness of the users' experiences and expectations.”

No Tester is an Island

No tester is an island,
Entire of himself,
Every tester a piece of the team,
A part of the main.
If a case be washed away by the test,
Acceptance is the less.
As well as if a phase were.
As well as if a test of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any test failure diminishes me,
Because I am involved in testing,
And therefore never send to know for whom the test tolls; 
It tolls for thee. 

Huge apologies to John Donne

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