Promiscuity and the tester

Last week I had the great fortune of attending the London Tester Gathering, where first time speaker Mark Winteringham was leading the discussion with a great talk about mental models around testing tools. A write up and copy of his slides are here: What’s So Great about Webdriver He was talking about how using Webdriver […]

A community in contrast

I’ve not blogged recently for various reasons, both personal and professional. But on the anniversary of my blog, I want to return with a more positive attitude to it after a fallow period. This is a quick blog as way of a catch up over the last few months activities (other than my professional and personal […]

Engineering the solution together!

Like a lot of teams, my team is cross functional. There are several engineers with different specialisms…systems development, performance and security, as well as testing like myself. When we find an issues, we work on them together as a team. When we test code, we test it together as a team. We celebrate our successes […]

Something for the weekend, sir?

In what seems to now have been a storming comeback, the European chapter of Weekend Testing was a breath of fresh air in the learning opportunities for testers. You can find a link to the latest session here. Ably facilitated by Amy Phillips (@itjustbroke) and Neil Studd (@neilstudd) the session was dynamic and a great […]

Tales from Tallinn

What is it about testing that I enjoy? Is it learning new skills? Certainly. Is it getting to work with really talented people? Of course. Is it sharing ideas and thoughts with the community? Most Definitely. You get all of these in spades at Nordic Testing Days. Great tracks with a wide variety of speakers, […]