March 2020 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Apr 2, 2020 - 8 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; March content contains links to free books and resources and a new course on Linkedin.


Observation vs Interrogation

Mar 23, 2020 - 5 minute read - Software Testing Exploratory Testing Evil Tester

TLDR; Observation in real time. Interrogation after the act. Bringing Interrogation closer to Observation can help detect issues during a process. The depth of Observation and Interrogation changes depending on our knowledge of the system and technology. And we may not be done, if our observation was limited.

When I test I make a distinction between Observation and Interrogation and I’m going to explain what that means, and show you hands on example of how that distinction helps me improve my testing and the scope of of my testing.


Learn to Synchronise WebDriver And Avoid Flaky Test Automation

Mar 20, 2020 - 2 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester

TLDR; Learning effective synchronisation strategies makes your automated execution more reliable.

One of the most important skills I have developed for automating was learning how to synchronise. And we often spend time working on this for automation consultancy engagements because it is a fast way to improve the trust in the execution.


What does it take to find bugs?

Mar 9, 2020 - 7 minute read - Software Testing Exploratory Testing Evil Tester

TLDR; Testing uses models to target the system, and our information is constrained by the models we use and build. We can introduce variation to increase the possibility of finding information related to bugs. We have to take care not to develop false confidence.


February 2020 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Mar 3, 2020 - 7 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; February content based on Conference and Tutorial prep, some strategic books, and updates to my Testing Apps.


Software Testing and Spies in The Art of War

Feb 14, 2020 - 8 minute read - Software Testing Exploratory Testing Evil Tester

TLDR; The Art of War Chapter 13, on spies, is directly applicable for interpretation in terms of Software Testing. I interpreted some of Chapter 13 of The Art of War, in terms of Software Testing. I encourage you to read The Art of War, and make your own interpretations. I was collating the transcriptions of the 33 videos in my “How I Test Web Apps” Micro Course and noticed that my ‘recon’ section was numbered 007.

January 2020 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Feb 10, 2020 - 5 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; January I spent some time exploring combinatorial techniques and Systems Modelling


Which programming language should I learn?

Jan 31, 2020 - 4 minute read - Java For Testers Programming WebDriver

TLDR; Getting started with programming is the hardest part. Installing the IDE, adding dependencies, writing your first test. Pick whichever language you have someone to help you with, or you have a tutorial to work through. Switching languages when you know one is not too hard so do not worry about being stuck with a language, focus on getting started.


December 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Jan 15, 2020 - 8 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; December was a bumper month for Patreon because I released a new micro course


How I Test - A Dev Fest Talk

Dec 17, 2019 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Exploratory Testing Evil Tester

TLDR; I split my testing into small chunks with a high level aim, and a generic classification. I make notes. I emphasise evidence more than upfront planning. I provided an online talk at Dev Fest 2019 for Bishkek group. This is a short summary with links to the slides and exploratory testing notes. PDFs and Slides and more details about the talk are available here. eviltester.com/conference/devfestbishkek2019_conference One Thing One thing I’d like to see more of, is actual output from the testing that people perform.