learning for testers

Pairing station

Tips for tester-developer pairing

My article on pairing with developers is live on the Ministry of Testing. I love pairing with developers. It’s fun, and I learn so much. I feel we are really building quality in together, catching issues early, finding inconsistencies or questions to discuss with the product owner. Whether you’re a tester or a developer, I […]

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A Practical Guide to DevOps

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps by Katrina Clokie

Many of us have followed Katrina Clokie‘s blog posts and/or had the pleasure of hearing her present at conferences. Now she has compiled not only her broad experience but that of many other practitioners into this awesome book. I’ve just finished reading it and am sharing my thoughts on it here. This post is a […]

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Agile Testing Essentials video course

Agile Testing Essentials – LiveLessons video course

Janet Gregory and I offer our new five hour introduction to agile testing, based on our books, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, and More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team. “Agile Testing Essentials” is for anyone working on or with a software delivery team who wants to learn the basic principles […]

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A pairing journey

Pairing For Learning – Across the Team

I’ve written a lot about pairing over the years, most recently about strong-style pairing with others on my team. Pairing is an excellent way to transfer skills, it offers a lot of advantages for overcoming cognitive biases when testing, and it’s just plain fun. For most of the 4.5 years I’ve been on my current […]

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Don't drink and test!

Wrapping up Agile Testing Days 2016

After being our delightful host and emcee all week, Mike Sutton finally got to do what he originally came to Potsdam to do – give his keynote on the power of Communities of Practice in testing. I’d never thought of what those words mean – a community, yes, but also practice. Where can we learn? […]

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