Weekly Newsletter: Inclusive Collaboration - how our differences can make the difference

TESTING AND THE COMMUNITY

5 Ways to Time Travel Test [Whitepaper]
Temporal testing is critical for date sensitive business rules such as insurance rates, billing, and enrollment. Efficient time travel testing can increase your test coverage, accelerate development, and improve software quality. Read our whitepaper to learn the 5 ways to time travel software!

TestBash Manchester 2019 Is Live!
On 30th September - 5th October 2019 TestBash Manchester is returning to Manchester, UK. Super Early Bird tickets are on sale so register now and grab yourself an absolute bargain!

Masterclass: Inclusive Collaboration - how our differences can make the difference with Aaron Hodder
On the 14th May at 8pm UK time, we'll explore how having a neurodiverse workforce can give you a competitive edge, and how the workplace can respect diverse needs and different requirements for interaction and collaboration to bring out the best in everyone's differences.

Testing Ask Me Anything on Whole Team Testing
The recording from our recent Ask Me Anything with Lisa Crispin is now available to all of our members!  Lisa answered so many questions on the night and even continued to answer more on The Club.  Lots of useful information shared. 

Testing tour 2019 by Kim
I am creating this post inspired by Lisi Hocke’s talk at Testbash 2019 about her testing tours.  The idea is to find a pair testing partner here and get together and start your own testing tour.

TestBash Brighton: Day one by undevelopedbruce
So I mentioned before that I got a scholarship from Ministry of Testing to go to the conference TestBash Brighton. Last week, I went! I’ll be writing up a big ‘ol post for them about the process of applying and my experiences there, but here is shorter version of the highlights. 

#PayItForward - Dojo Membership by Krist─źne Corbus
Two years in a row I donated a ticket to Test Bash Germany, this year I planned to do the same, but one discussion on Twitter changed my mind. This year with little effort you can get a 1 year Dojo membership and to watch the talks from ALL the TestBashes.

DevTestOps: It’s alive, but what can testers do to make it alive AND kicking into overdrive! by Toyer Mamojee
The journey of the ‘typical tester’ has been a pretty bumpy ride over the past few years, more so recently with the massive uptake of DevOps. Apart from the many new and intimidating terms thrown our way, we are now required to do anything from digging in to business case details to monitoring how applications are performing in Production.

"Cheating" Is Necessary by MelTheTester
I had something happen during my talk at TestBash Essentials that I wish I had been a little quicker, maybe even a little more clever about how I responded to it. I've had a couple of days to chew on it, and realized this needed a blog.

Think Before You Check by Chris George
Before you stop reading thinking this is just another article extolling the virtues of using the term ‘Checking’ for test automation, I urge you to persevere…

 

TOOLS

Synthetic Test Data from Tonic
Improve testing and decrease outages with better test data from Tonic AI. Tonic enables you to create synthetic data that looks and feels like your production data but can be safely shared and used anywhere. Start generating realistic, scalable data today. 

REST-assured
Testing and validating REST services in Java is harder than in dynamic languages such as Ruby and Groovy. REST Assured brings the simplicity of using these languages into the Java domain.

 

BUSINESS BLOG POSTS

How To Automate Your Tests With Travis CI by Stephen Smith
There are two things we can agree on about testing: It's essential. It's a pain.  Every time you make a code change, you have to check every single regression that's ever occurred, which is tedious enough, even before considering that you also need to make sure you're testing the same things, in the same order, in the same environment, every time, without messing up even once.

Getting Started Using Jupyter Notebooks with Selenium and Ruby by Brendan Connolly
Jupyter Notebooks are web-based documents that blend together markdown, code that can be executed on the fly, as well as visual output of that execution.

Testing Our Screenshot Service Internally by Luke Kende
How do we ensure our Screenshot service works for each browser, as well as special use cases, as we continuously integrate updates to VMs, devices, and infrastructure?

 

PODCASTS

The Ultimate Guide To Memorable Tech Talks - Nina Zakharenko by Test & Code
Nina Zakharenko gives some great advice about giving tech talks.  We talk about a blog series that Nina wrote called "The Ultimate Guide To Memorable Tech Talks". This episode is full of great help and encouragement for your own public speaking adventures.

Episode 462 - Part 1 - Differences Between Vulnerability, Penetration and Attack Testing by Security in Five
Part 1 of a 3 part mini-series talking about the difference between vulnerability scanning, pen testing and simulated attack. This epsiode starts with vulnerability scanning. 

Episode 99: Post-Modern Alan by AB Testing
We spend some time preparing for episode 100, and talk just a bit more about what Alan may do next at Unity.

Ep 26 Leigh Honeywell: Defender Of People by Humans of InfoSec
In this podcast Leigh talks about building software that defends people from online harassment, and shares her passion for security, diversity, and painting.

How do we write meaningful user stories and acceptance criteria for performance testing? by Ask PerfBytes
All too often, a performance engineer finds there are no performance oriented criteria in a sprint. In this episode, we discuss how to get developers to include performance into their user stories and acceptance criteria.

122: The big fat con at Office Depot by Smashing Security
Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope.

Season 2 Recap by The Good, The Bad and The Buggy
Alex and Bria give an overview of some of the topics they talked about in Season 2 including biggest lessons and takeaways from episodes and guests. 

 

UPCOMING MOT EVENTS

 

AUTOMATION

Modeling Your Test Automation Strategy by Lisa Crispin
Software delivery teams have struggled to automate testing for as long as they’ve been delivering code.  We all know that software testing is an integral part of software development, along with coding and the many other activities needed to build valuable apps for our customers.

Automation, A Work For Testers or Developers? by Stéphane Colson
Lots of companies don’t have any Testing or QA Team, and in DevOps environment, most of them are thinking about adding a new role to start a new project for test automation. Maybe that you already have some unit tests, integration tests or service tests that are executed on your CI, and these have for sure been written by developers.

PokéAPI
All the Pokémon data you'll ever need in one place, easily accessible through a modern RESTful API.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

Tweaking my Blog Accessibility by Mindful Tester
Accessibility is something which is within my reach. It just took me some years to use it properly.If you are in a hurry, just go to the Accessibility Tips.

10 website accessibility myths debunked by Rebecca Sentance
On the face of it, most people would agree that web accessibility is a good thing. But a lot of myths and misunderstandings persist about what exactly constitutes web accessibility, how necessary it is for individual businesses, the benefits and how easy it is to carry out.

“Empathy Reifies Disability Stigmas” Liz Jackson - Interaction19 by Interaction Design Association

Designing accessible services

General guidance on how to design more accessible services. The guidance covers best design practices for users from these areas: low vision, D/deaf and hard of hearing, dyslexia, motor disabilities, users on the autistic spectrum and users of screen readers.

 

SECURITY

Ticketmaster is hit by a £5 million legal action after online payment card theftby Graham Cluley
A British firm of solicitors, which specialises in helping victims of cybercrime claim compensation, has launched a £5 million (US $6.5 million) legal action against Ticketmaster, BBC News reports.

Dragonblood vulnerabilities disclosed in WiFi WPA3 standard by Catalin Cimpanu
Two security researchers disclosed details today about a group of vulnerabilities collectively referred to as Dragonblood that impact the WiFi Alliance's recently launched WPA3 Wi-Fi security and authentication standard.

We found a massive spam operation - and sunk its server by Zack Whittaker
For ten days in March, millions were caught in the same massive spam campaign.  Each email looked like it came from someone the recipient knew: the spammer took stolen email addresses and passwords, quietly logged into their email account, scraped their recently sent emails and pushed out personalized emails to the recipient of that sent email with a link to a fake site pushing a weight loss pill or a bitcoin scam.

Hacker Eva Galperin has a plan to eradicate Stalkerware by Andy Greenberg
Over the last year, Eva Galperin says she's learned the signs: the survivors of domestic abuse who come to her describing how their tormentors seem to know everyone they've called, texted, and even what they discussed in their most private conversations.

 

JOBS

Data Science QA Engineer - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. United States
The QA Engineer we’re looking for possesses an ability to analyze requests from leading experts in the Data Science community and build a robust, automated framework for validating complicated, large data sets and models. 

Test Automation Engineer / SDET - Berlin, Germany
Working in the Test Automation Team, you’ll be responsible for delivering QA automation across  our internal projects. You’ll ensure automated acceptance test suites, performance monitoring, and CI jobs are implemented, maintained, and are being used to give consistent feedback on the health of our systems. 

Look who is hiring! Over 100 people have responded to this tweet and this LinkedIn post!

 

MEETUPS

Meetups happening soon!