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, […]

Virgin Territory

  By the time you read this post the above image will be out of date. Romania Testing Conference is held in Cluj-Napoca in the north of Romania. You can find out more about it here. It is an intimate multi-track conference followed by a workshop day. There were a lot of local speakers, plus […]

Reinventing Regression

Manual regression testing has always been a burden for testers. It’s one of the practical problems that we face, where there is a gap at the top of your testing pyramid that can’t be checked using automation. At NVM we have a suite of automated tests which do a lot of the leg work with […]

Reflections on TestBash 2014

The events of this years TestBash are just starting to sink in. You see, Brighton is basically my home town. I love it there. I grew up in nearby Burgess Hill and my family still live in the area. Brighton’s wondrous variety was always a massive draw, pulling you in like a magnet.  Brighton has […]

Keep Talking

Somone once told me that if you speak about something you are interested in and passionate about, then someone else will always be interested in what you have to say. We all move in different social and cultural circles, and whilst it is true to say that there will always be someone out there who […]

A year of change and new beginings

2013 – What a year! Both personally and professionally. The last few months especially have been a huge challenge, and those that know me well will understand why. This year has presented a number of huge challenges, and has presented a whole new range of opportunities. In 2010 I made the huge decision to go […]