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Snippets: stress, stress, stress

Lewis: Can I give you a piece of advice? Hathaway: Yeah, if I can ignore it. Lewis: Don’t push yourself so hard. Let Maddox help you. Make sure you get some sleep. Hathaway: That’s three pieces of advice. Lewis: Okay, … Continue reading

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Three Ways to get Started with (Exploratory) Testing as a non-Tester

This is a companion piece for my talk “Testing Demystified” at the DDD East Anglia, where I encourage people from other disciplines, namely programmers, to get more involved in (exploratory) testing activities (because it’s fun! And worth it!). And here … Continue reading

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Girl, interrupted.

“Something magical happens when testers and programmers start to collaborate.”1 I’ve submitted a conference talk last weekend.2 It has the heroic (*cough*) title of “Testing Demystified” and is now handed in for the Developer! Developer! Developer! East Anglia event taking place … Continue reading

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Twitter Timeline Q2/17

#June A lot of times, my test users have more secure passwords than I do. — The Director (@QAHatesYou) June 28, 2017 #swtcglasgow pic.twitter.com/EdbFn6P8EG — Del Dewar (@deefex) June 26, 2017

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So long, …

For this years last Cambridge Software Tester Meetup  (the evening one – there will be Lean Coffee next week!) we didn’t go for a topic, just drinks. Well, not just drinks, but some nice and relaxed conversations and a few laughs … Continue reading

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Cambridge Lean Coffee 11/15

This month Lean Coffee took place at Jagex. As we were about 20 people, we were splitting up in three groups. My group discussed four topics in the hour we got, but a backlog of good ones was left over. A lot of food for thought, good advise … Continue reading

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Snippets: nomads, squads, chaos, quiet

[1] https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/ [2] https://labs.spotify.com/2014/09/20/spotify-engineering-culture-part-2/ “Spotify engineering culture” sketched in two 10m+ videos. Pretty motivational. For me it emphasizes one of the main guidelines I’d want to work with – autonomy, to give the team, or in spotify terms the “squad”, the power, showing some faith and trust … Continue reading

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