Friday, 17 November 2017

What is Agile Testing? The Evil Tester's Guide To Agile

TLDR; What is Agile Testing? Why… that would be testing in Agile projects and adapting to meet the needs of the team.

What is Agile Testing Video

I have started going through my “The Evil Tester’s (mini) Guide to Agile Testing” and answering the questions in a more indepth fashion, and the first is “What is Agile Testing?”


Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Evil Tester's (mini) Guide to Agile Testing

TLDR; Nine common questions about Agile Testing answered in an easy to download pdf brochure or slide deck.

Evil Tester's Guide To Agile Testing Cover

For Agile Tour London, I created a mini brochure called “The Evil Tester’s Guide to Agile Testing”. And now I have converted it into a slide deck for easier consumption and distribution. You can still find the original brochure as a pdf on EvilTester.com/agile.


Professional Branding!

The aim of this was to create a promotional brochure, because I’m a building my brand:

  • free stickers to give out at events (tick)
  • t-shirts for me to wear promoting eviltester.com (tick)
  • and now, brochures for the ultimate big corporate facade (tick).
You can find the brochure as an easy to download pdf on my on Alan is an Agile Coach Page. It is a gatefold A4 sheet with all the promo stuff on one side and all the value “9 Most Common Questions About Agile Testing Answered” inside.

Since I grew up with comics that tacked free gifts on the cover I had to have something like that on the front too.

Free Poster Inside Logo

What Questions?

The nine questions I most often encounter are:

  • What is Agile Testing?
  • Do we still need testers in Agile?
  • What is an Agile Tester?
  • What does a Software Tester Actually Do?
  • Should we automate our testing?
  • What tools should we use for our Agile Testing?
  • How Much Should we Automate?
  • How can we automate and still finish the sprint?
  • How can we finish all our testing in the sprint?
And, I did indeed answer them.

If I didn’t answer the most common question that you face then let me know in the comments or via contact form and I’ll do my best to answer it in the future.

Short answers in the brochure, short and longer answers on the Alan is an Agile Coach Page and I included long and short answers in the Slide deck released to slideshare.

If you haven’t read it yet, then, the Slide deck might be the easiest to read. But the high quality ‘poster’ is in the pdf at EvilTester.com/agile

Slides



More Answers? More Questions?

I will expand on these answers in future blog posts and videos, and if you have any other questions you want answered then let me know.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Evil Tester Show - 002 Provocative Therapy and Quality Coaches (Software Testing Podcast)

TLDR; Provocative Therapy is a great study area. And Quality Coaches might not be the best cure for what ails your modern software development process.



The second episode. It is available as a audio and video covers Provocative Therapy and the Testers Role in Modern Software Development - also looking at the notion of Quality Coaches.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

A Treatise of Buggs

TLDR; A treatise on non-software bugs, written in 1730, but still with lessons to learn.




Written in 1730 by John Southall. Bug Prevention and Detection has been a problem throughout the ages.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Announcing The Evil Tester Show - Podcast

TLDR; The world needs another Software Testing Podcast. So I created one.



The first episode is a Halloween Special. It is available as an audio podcast or as a video podcast.


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

What is Regression Testing? Software Testing FAQs and Definitions

TLDR; Regression Testing is a Legacy term for testing when a risk of unexpected impact exists after making changes.



I want to do discuss a little bit about regression testing.

The traditional legacy view:

  • what it is?
  • why we do it?
  • how we do it?
Then I want to look at regression testing in terms of modern system development.


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Test Automation and Test Process Modelling - an evolutionary and pictorial explanation

TLDR; Historically we modelled testing as something that we wanted to automate, but the tools didn’t help, so we automated entity management and that has led to a mistaken view of “Test Automation” instead of “Automatization as part of a software development and testing process”.



  • Why do we talk about Test Automation the way we do?
  • Why do we talk about 100% Test Automation?
  • How do we model automation as part of our Test Process?
  • How does Testing provide information?
  • Why was a Waterfall Test Process Different from an Agile Process?
  • Why, in reality, both processes are fundamentally the same.
  • How we modelled “Test Automation” incorrectly, and an alternative way to model it.
All this and more…