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Thanksgiving

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Knup Dec 11, 2013. 4 Replies

Ok, I'm slightly late but I'm from the UK so really I don't even celebrate Thanksgiving, but it seems a nice opportunity to think about the past year and be thankful.I'm thankful that I decided to…Continue

When is a tester really a tester?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Mackenzie Dec 31, 2012. 10 Replies

Time and time again I hear that we should be breaking down silos. Developers are testing, product people are testing, testers are developing, users are testing but are all these people 'testers'?Have…Continue

Songs about bugs or suitable for bug fixing inspiration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chad Patrick Jun 15, 2012. 3 Replies

Next week I'm holding a bug fixing session. Anyone got any good songs to inspire the developers whilst they work?Continue

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What was your best ever bug?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefan Zala Feb 10, 2012. 17 Replies

And how did it change the way you plan/test?Obviously I get to go first... :)Many years ago I was testing a website which displayed 3rd party ads via iFrames. One day whilst I was testing, the site…Continue

 

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Amy Phillips replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How do you decide what to automate in testing?
"In addition to all the great answers already posted I wanted to add my thoughts on the type of automated tests. http://googletesting.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/test-sizes.html explains how Google talks about their types of tests. You have probably…"
Jun 8, 2016
Amy Phillips replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion How do you decide what to automate in testing?
"I don't think any of those reasons for starting to add automation are great. Do you try to push back on work for work's sake? My biggest issue with automation is the maintenance costs. Often we use quiet times to write loads of automated…"
Jun 8, 2016
Amy Phillips is attending Laura Mocanita's event

European chapter of Weekend Testing - Time to Chat! at online

July 20, 2014 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Date: Sunday 20th July 2014 Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm British Summer Time (4.30pm – 6.30pm Central European Time) Facilitators: Amy Phillips and Neil StuddWe invite you to join us on Sunday 20th for the relaunch of the European chapter of Weekend Testing!For this session, we will be testing a browser-based world time converter. We’ll perform a group survey session to help us understand the available features, and discuss a variety of heuristics which can help us to test these features. We’ll then…See More
Jul 15, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Kim Knup's discussion Integrating Manual testing
"Hi Kim, I think your challenge to going to be achieving good testing without becoming a bottleneck. As the sole tester working across multiple teams you will probably find the easiest approach is to act as a test consultant and guide each team…"
Mar 15, 2014
Amy Phillips commented on Deniss Bohanovs's blog post Write better Ruby code by writting tests
"Hi Deniss, Welcome to the world of testing :) I'm currently working through http://rubykoans.com/ which teaches Ruby through unit tests. It's pretty good fun. You didn't mention which area you're based in but maybe check Meetup…"
Jan 23, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Jez Nicholson's discussion instinct vs data
"That's a great idea. It's really interesting when people share their thought processes. The only reason i ever write blog posts or articles is to get my own ideas straight in my mind. I will indeed be at the TestBash. I'm looking…"
Jan 20, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Jez Nicholson's discussion instinct vs data
"That's a great article, Jez. I agree that there is a need to have someone performing the role of a UX designer, this could be the product manager, a visual designer, or a tester. The important thing is to have someone who take responsibility…"
Jan 20, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Anna Baik's discussion Thinking about T-shaped testers, core testing skills, and tester career ladders
"Yeah i think that is a nice way to think of it. The skills really come from being able to identify and analyse a problem or situation and then to come up with potential solutions. In many ways this also ties back into (test) requirements…"
Jan 3, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Anna Baik's discussion Thinking about T-shaped testers, core testing skills, and tester career ladders
"Good question. I hadn't really considered collaboration to be honest. I suppose it is an extension of communication, you definitely need to have good communication skills to be able to collaborate. I think in my current role they are the same…"
Jan 3, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Anna Baik's discussion Thinking about T-shaped testers, core testing skills, and tester career ladders
"Nice topic, Anna.  I think my down-bar would be Test design Communication (for input into requirements, communicating with developers, and maybe most important for training team members) Method and process thinking…"
Jan 2, 2014
Amy Phillips replied to Rosie Sherry's discussion Tips for setting up a performance testing environment - Performance Testing Checklist
"But consider the impact this will have on your results. Don't forget that your real users will experience network latency. You obviously want to know how your system performs but I also find it useful to run a realistic as possible test to find…"
Dec 30, 2013
Kim Knup replied to Amy Phillips's discussion Thanksgiving
"I'm thankful for STC and MOT and the opportunities for learning and networking they provide I'm thankful for my new company giving me the benefit of the doubt, even though I did not have "technical" knowledge I'm thankful I…"
Dec 11, 2013
Bethani Eustace replied to Amy Phillips's discussion Thanksgiving
"I'm thankful that I have a test management tool to work with and no longer have to deal with excel spreadsheets. I'm thankful that my development team doesn't mind me asking the same questions multiple times. I'm thankful for…"
Dec 10, 2013
Rosie Sherry replied to Amy Phillips's discussion Thanksgiving
"I'm thankful I got to go to California with my family whilst also going to a testing conference. I'm thankful for the family life balance I can (kind of) maintain. I'm thankful for the awesome community that this place is and the…"
Dec 2, 2013
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