Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Notes on Leanpub podcast with Peter Yaworski - Web Hacking 101

I just finished listening to the Leanpub podcast with Peter Yaworksi.
There is a transcript with some links embedded on the podcast page

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A retrospective critique of an exploratory testing session

These are the notes for a critique of this Exploratory Testing Session on YouTube

You can watch the critique below on youtube


I picked Google Search because I thought:
  • an obvious software
  • simple to understand
  • at a high level just an input and an button
  • didn’t expect bugs to distract so could focus on thought process and execution
I was wrong.

Note: Time stamp links in the header are links to the YouTube video at the point where the retrospective notes discuss that section.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Software Testing YouTube Channels to Subscribe to - and how to subscribe

TLDR; There are a lot of amazing YouTube channels to learn from. If you're not using subscriptions on YouTube with notifications or RSS then you are missing out.

When I started with YouTube I used it as a search engine and didn’t subscribe to any channels.

There are so many testing channels and conference channels that learning how to subscribe to YouTube channels will massively boost your learning opportunities. Use the list of recommended channels below and the instructions on how to subscribe to boost your learning opportunities.

Monday, 21 November 2016

A live exploratory testing session recorded

TLDR; Because we don't see many videos showing exploratory testing in action, where people test, and explain why they are testing. I created an up to date video. I encourage you to critique the testing.

I recorded an exploratory testing session. And its pretty raw with minimal edits.
  • I kept it to 15 mins.
  • It is painful for me to watch in places - you can probably see why.
  • I encourage you to repeat the session and see how you would approach it
  • Investigate the bug I found - is it a bug?
  • What tools would you use?
You can watch it on YouTube I'll release a full video critique of the session in a few days. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Announcing A New Test Tool - TestToolHub - Counterstrings, and more...

A long long time ago I started creating some coding exercises for myself - looking at the comments it was started at least at 08/12/2014 - possibly earlier.

They were:
  • How can I generate a counterstring?
  • How can I use Java to write counterstrings to the clipboard?
  • How can I generate a forward counterstring? i.e. don’t reverse a string
  • How can I type that counterstring into an input field as it is generated?
  • How can I find all the comments on an HTML page
  • How can I generate strings for unicode chars?
  • How can I create a set of clickable urls for different environments etc.
And all of this I put into