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May 3, 2021 - 5 minute read - Monthly Summaries

April 2021 Content Summary

TLDR; April content contains links to lots of learning videos and on Patreon, new testing challenges.

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

Highlights for April were the:

  • Saucecon Talk on “Adding more security to your testing and automating”,
  • on Patreon I have started a new ongoing series of a “30 days of Exploratory Testing Challenges”… or however many days of challenges seem natural, this was spread out over the month of April, and following months because it takes time to do and process the learnings from the challenges.
  • my API Challenges now all have video solutions. I’m busy transcribing these and then converting them into blog posts. There are links to each solution from the challenges page itself.

Twitter April 2021

Useful stuff found and shared via Twitter.

Blog Posts For April 2021

How to solve API challenge DELETE todos/id 200 to delete a todo in the application.


How to solve API challenge 13 OPTIONS todos 200 to identify the allowed verbs for an API End Point.


How to solve API challenge GET todos xml 200 to accept the todos in xml format.


Security Testing is a highly technical set of skills, covering a wide domain of knowledge that can take a long time to learn and gain proficiency. But there are shortcuts…


Patreon Posts For April 2021

Submodalities of speed reading.


A quick summary of the Meta-model with links to learn more.


NLP and the Study of the Structure of Subjective Experience


A free online full stack javascript development environment for learning with.


Explanation of my slides and talk prep process using Saucecon 2021 as the example.


This is a challenge sample answer. Consider ‘doing’ the challenge before reading my answer, or any answers in the comments.


Does knowing the domain matter? This challenge helps you find out.


Ad free version with transcript of the How to for API challenge 14 Get Todos XML 200


how to complete the 13th challenge OPTIONS /todos (200) to successfully identify the allowed verbs for an API End Point.


When security defences are automated and support is non-existant.


I presented this talk at SauceCon 2021 on 21st April 2021, slides attached with recording and transcript.


Some thoughts on identifying the point of the testng I will be doing.


Challenge 02 for the eprimer challenges, identifying the point of the exercises.


This is a challenge sample answer. Consider ‘doing’ the challenge before reading my answer, or any answers in the comments.


One of the challenges with becoming a better tester is… how do you practice. The start of a set of challenges to help.


Tactics for reading and studying.


New version of API Challenges with hints and solutions


Some notes on Stafford Beer’s ‘Management in Cybernetic Terms’


Thoughts on layers of coverage and risk detection.


notes after reading a lecture provided to the Operational Research Society 1970


This post and video shows how to complete the challenge DELETE /todos/id (200)


This is a list of content I posted to, or found useful, on Twitter. And stuff I posted to Patreon March 2021.


March 2021 Collated PDFs


Notes from Stafford Beer’s Platform for Change in relation to Testing and Agile.


A comparison of ‘ground’ from Markham’s Farewell to Husbandry and Sun Tzu’s Art of War.


An outtake from my SauceCon talk recording. This section is cut down in the final talk.


When I started in testing I was very much in ‘Justice’ and ‘Quality’ mode now I view Quality as a System concern.


Poor environment conditions can allow bugs to slip into live.


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


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