TLDR; A new course. And some blog posts…
I recorded a new online course. This will be released through a third party and I’ll announce it properly when the course is finalised and released.
It basically covers the WebDriver Support classes in more detail and is a good solid look at some of the synchronisation approaches and Page Object approaches that I learned a lot from.
Prepping for this, rather took my attention away from blogging, but I managed to keep up with my Patreon schedule and started mentoring on a 1-2-1 basis.
Patreon Posts For July 2019
The following posts on Patreon were collated into a 76 page PDF that patreons on the $5 “scholar” tier have access for downloading to make it easier to catch up with the content.
- STAR format and Key Achievements
- Price and Estimate so you don’t regret it
- Can you revisit the past with your notes?
- Flight Delay as an excuse for thinking about Risk
- Don’t do that. Do this. Coverage.
- Presuppositions vs Preconditions
- Understand your own individual work patterns
- How do I test? - models and modelling
- How do I test? - notes on an upper left quadrant
- The Pains of Scripting
- Adding Tooling Instead of Fixing Social Dynamic Issues
- What every programmer should know about Object-Oriented Design
- Swagger API Documentation and Recommended Supporting tools
- Living in the past
- Natural Feeling Phrases vs Habitual Non-critical usage
- How do we know when an API is good enough?
- Testing vs Programming Mindset
- Management lessons on Risk, Reward, Accountability and Blame
- Case Study: How to Test - Link Checker Hands on Session
- Content Summary for June 2019
- Case Study: How would you test that? Console Link Checker
- Do you always use MORIM Loop test approach?
Blog Posts July 2019
I was surprised to find that these blog posts collated into a 21 page PDF for patreons.
- June 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary
- An Introduction to API Based Documentation Automating
- I need a tool… no, you need to work on the system
Hopefully I’ll manage to blog more regularly and publicly in the future.
Twitter July 2019
- Natural Language Generation with Markov Chains -
- “Shape Up” a free web book from Basecamp explaining how they work and develop their software -
- I was asked a question about tooling, but sometimes the answer isn’t a tool. We can’t often use tools to solve social dynamic issues -
- Viktor Slavchev @TheTestingTroll has a useful “Lessons Learned: blog post on API Testing -
- A useful summary of CORS headers and reasons -
- Go headless with
- Blogged: Introduction to Automating the Documentation and Validation of a REST API -
- I was about to give up on documenting an API in swagger OpenAPI 2 but @stoplightio helped a lot. Free for open source and public projects. -
- An educational write up of an investigation into a zoom security issue. -
- A useful overview of documenting an API -
- Writing Board Game AI Bots — The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly -
- Some interesting links to follow up on here like TextWorld, and the article was interesting too -
- I wrote a little link checker to run from snippets or the console, you can find the code on gist if you want to experiment and amend it -
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