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?
A Useable Definition of Quality
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
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.
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
How a Spanish joke reminded me of Software Testing.
Before the hustle and bustle of the work day set in, a colleague of mine and I were discussing a picture someone had drawn on a post-it and left on his monitor. The message was clear, someone wanted to thank him for his efforts recently, which is a lovely gesture. What wasn't so clear was … Continue reading How a Spanish joke reminded me of Software Testing.