SauceCon 2020 Conference Talk Replays Available

May 28, 2020 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Conferences Evil Tester

TLDR; All SauceCon 2020 talk replays are online. My Talk “Automating Tactically vs Strategically” has a preview and has been added to Evil Tester Talks.


April 2020 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

May 2, 2020 - 6 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; April content contains links to free books and new podcasts.


Tips for Presenting Online

Apr 22, 2020 - 9 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester

TLDR; A collection of tips for presenting online presented on The Evil Tester Show Podcast Episode: get a decent microphone.

500+ videos of experience, crammed into one tiny blog post.


The Evil Tester On-demand Online Conference

Apr 21, 2020 - 2 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester

TLDR; I have a collection of on-demand conference talks and webinars available for only $10.

With Online conferences become the en vogue delivery mechanism. I realised that I already have an online and on-demand conference.


Tips For Learning JavaScript

Apr 14, 2020 - 3 minute read - Software Testing JavaScript Evil Tester

TLDR; A lot of good resources for learning JavaScript exist. And you do not need to install an IDE, you can learn JavaScript in the console.


How to assess coverage of automation?

Apr 9, 2020 - 6 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester

TLDR; Coverage requires some sort of model. We can organise code to support review against a mental model, and some models are executable. Other models we compare against the output of execution.

I was asked a series of questions: How can we document what an automated test does and covers without adding a lot of overhead? How do we know what is not covered by automation?


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.