Straight in, here it is: Quality is the absence of unnecessary friction. Why, you might be asking yourself, do I think that this is a useable definition of Quality? Quality Requires Context "What does Quality mean to you?" is a question regularly asked in interviews for software testers. The jury is out for me on … Continue reading A Useable Definition of Quality
Why I prefer a Test Contract to a Test Plan
Some context... I firmly believe that quality really is everyone's responsibility. In order for that to become something practical and useful, the things we do have to be easily accessible to everyone, regardless of their background. Sometimes that means we have to simplify and abstract away the actual complexities of practices and techniques, particularly around … Continue reading Why I prefer a Test Contract to a Test Plan
Is it possible to improve the impact of our Testing by simplifying it?
I admire the simplicity of TDD. Red, Green, Refactor. Write a test, see it fail. Write some code, see the test pass. Refactor your code, the test should still be green. It's simple to describe and a simple concept to understand. Except it's not simple. I rarely practice TDD by myself these days, but I … Continue reading Is it possible to improve the impact of our Testing by simplifying it?
Toilet Tips & Continuous Testing
A Day with Cypress Part 2
Continue on our introduction to Cypress.io when we look at using it's ability to intercept XHR requests and using fixtures.
A day with Cypress
Welcome to a not so brief introduction to Cypress and Cucumber with a sprinkle of page objects on the side.
Modelling for Testers
If you’ve heard the term modelling before but don’t know how it applies to testing, this post will give you one perspective with an example for you to try.
We have no evidence to suggest we shouldn’t release
"We have no evidence to suggest we shouldn’t release." I sometimes use this statement or a variation of it, when asked if something we’re testing is ready to ship. For me it succinctly describes the current state of our knowledge of the software under test. A longer form could read “We have completed all of … Continue reading We have no evidence to suggest we shouldn’t release
UKStar 2018 In Retrospect
It has been a while old friend It was with a stroke of luck that lead me to attend this years UKStar conference. Our Principal QA had won a ticket through a Guy Fawkes competition and then unexpectedly was unable to attend. When he offered out the ticket to the Leads group I jumped at … Continue reading UKStar 2018 In Retrospect
Why I like Testing in Production
Preamble This post is not a internal environment vs production environment face off nor is it an attempt to convince you to change your beliefs on testing in production. It is an attempt to show, that testing in production can be another tool in the testers arsenal, to be used when the context fits and … Continue reading Why I like Testing in Production