Skip to main content

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

February 2020 Content Summary

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

I’m getting ready for some conferences - links below have discount coupons:

As normal, I explain my process and lessons learned in some of my Patreon posts. And include material that I’m learning as I research, that never makes its way into the talk or tutorial.

I blogged about The Art of War in Feb, and I stumbled across my early notes on The Art of War on my hard drive and compiled them all into a pdf for Patreons. I found it interesting to look at my comments on Testing from decades ago, I will revisit my commentary in the future, I think it is a useful reflection process to look at ‘non-testing’ work and map it on to Testing. I have a similar, but shorter, analysis of a Problem Solving book coming up on Patreon later this month.

My Testing App “The Pulper” has been updated in readiness for the Epic Conference tutorial. So it now has a better documented API and the GUI uses the API through JavaScript. I’m testing this to create more exercises for the tutorial and I deliberately built it without Unit Testing to try and create something that ‘works’ but has bugs the more deeply you look into it to support more deliberate technical testing. And some of the bug pathologies I was hoping would manifest did actually manifest.

I also transcribed and subtitled the How I Test - Web App course on Patreon so there is now an easier to digest pdf of the content for offline catchup.

And I finally made use of my TwitterStorm generator tool TweetStormer It has a very crude GUI, but it does the job. I deliberately didn’t automate the ‘posting’ of the Tweets, to keep the tool simple, but I wanted something that made it much easier to format and repurpose the tweet content. I used this for my Art of War Twitter Thread

The content on Patreon is accessible for only $1 a month at patreon.com/eviltester. And for $5 a month the Patreon supporters gain access to downloadable PDFs of the content and micro courses e.g. How I Test - Web App, Test Ability Audit and more

Viv Richards has updated the snippets Chrome plugin we both contribute to. This has ‘handy stuff’ you might find useful. But it also ‘shows you’ in the console the JavaScript that it is executing.

The Useful Snippets extension is on github.

Viv is also compiling a set of essays which form a free book on Software Testing “reflections and thoughts based on many peoples own personal experiences”. Around the World With 80 Software Testers

Blog Posts For February 2020

Patreon Posts For February 2020

You can gain access to the content on Patreon for only $1 a month at patreon.com/eviltester. And for $5 a month the Patreon supporters gain access to downloadable PDFs of the content and micro courses e.g. How I Test - Web App, Test Ability Audit and more


You will need a Github account to comment. Or you can contact me with your comment.

I reserve the right to delete spam comments e.g. if your comment adds no value and its purpose is simply to create a backlink to another site offering training, or courses, or etc.