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Jan 6, 2019 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester News Patreon

Patreon - EvilTester

TLDR; I create a lot of exclusive content at have you had a look at it?

I’ve been doing a lot of writing recently - but mainly on Patreon. I’ve started writing (as much as possible) daily logs covering, testing my work, tools, development, books, etc. And a lot of it is exclusive to Patreon.

You can find my Patreon at The main information tier is $5 a month and as long as you are a Patreon you have access to all the content on Patreon.

I don’t like to release ‘daily’ and super frequently on a blog like this, but Patreon feels like the perfect place to do that.

I enjoy seeing updates from people I support on Patreon and I took the idea, of building Patreon into my normal working day as much as possible, from the artist Graeme Neil Reid. Graeme posts updates of his work in progress and general stuff.

In the last months my logs have covered:

  • SASS, SCSS and CSS, and refactoring web sites
  • Reframing Software Testing and models of testing
  • Boundary analysis
  • Dev Tool Features
  • Observation, Biases and Team Building
  • Books on Compilers and Computer Science
  • Prepping for conferences and practicing talks
  • Importance of Cache in testing and security testing
  • Risk analysis during defect fixing
  • Exercises on observation using Magic videos
  • and so much more…

I’ve created almost an exclusive daily logs every day since October 2018, and intend to keep creating daily as much as I possibly can. The written posts were getting to be pretty long posts so I also started creating video posts with a written summary.

Some of the Patreon posts will eventually spill out into videos and blog posts e.g. a recent YouTube video spun out of one of the logs, and once I’ve got my head around some of the foundational testing thinking in more detail I’ll probably blog or create videos about that.

I find creating daily on Patreon useful because it helps me explore what I’ve learned and helps push me to learn in a purposeful fashion. It also forces me to ‘teach’ quickly, after I’ve done something. I also feel I can be even more ‘me’ on Patreon.

I’m also creating micro courses - and there are two very complete courses on JavaScript console testing, and Test Ability Audit. I’m working on a course on Blogging/presenting and the blogging part is pretty much complete and I’m working on the conference part at the moment. I’m also building up material for exploratory testing.

Patreon supporters also get ad free access to my YouTube videos and practice or unedited versions of my conference talks.

If this looks like it might be useful then you can see why I’m doing it on

Or go straight to where you can sign up and get immediate access to all the content for only $5 a month or ‘bits’ of the content for only $1 a month. And I have released some of the content for free so even just browsing the list of posts should add some value.

And its cool to join for a while, consume the content, drop out, then come back later. You have complete freedom for when, and how long, you subscribe for.

Sign up to Patreon at

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