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…

Friday, 15 September 2017

How to overcome Impostor Syndrome and use your brain's learning mechanisms to improve your public speaking skills

TLDR; I presented a workshop at the Sigist on 14th September 2017 on Public Speaking. Unpack what “Impostor Syndrome” means to you, to identify actionable steps to improve your public speaking. You can rewire your brain by revisiting ‘normal’ experiences of speaking in public as public speaking.




Thursday, 7 September 2017

Course Branding Image Revamp and the Google Image Search Tool

TLDR; Sorry, this post is a little negative and long, but it does have some positive techniques that you might be able to use in your testing e.g. Google Image Search. And has hints on how to create your own thumbnail and branding images for free.




Friday, 1 September 2017

Automating and Testing a REST API Paperback Edition

TLDR; My new book Automating and Testing a REST API is out in paperback on Amazon.



My Case Study book “Automating and Testing a REST API” is now available as a paperback on Amazon.

It has been out as an ebook since January but I wanted it to:

  • Settle down
  • Receive some comments
  • Proof read it gradually over time
And I’m glad I did.

Based on comments I added three or four new chapters to go beyond the set of topics that a Case Study could provide and the book now has generic information on:

  • Serialising and Deserialising to/from JSON and XML with REST Assured
  • Overview of HTTP and REST Technology
This makes it more suitable for beginners and has more information to allow you to apply the lessons learned in your own projects.