Confluence Excel Macro: Last Row and Column is Not Working

If you encounter the issue, that the „last row“ and „last column“ setting is not working in Confluence´s Excel macro, this is a pitty. As to find in the comments of the official bug report (including steps about how to reproduce) at Atlassian (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-31741), they won´t fix this issue, because the Excel macro is deprecated.

Since I´m using the macro quite heavily, I´ve played a bit around and found the following workaround that might be also working for you:

  1. Add your Excel attachment
  2. Add the Excel macro
  3. Set last row/ column
  4. Save the page
  5. Edit the page
  6. Add a new version of your Excel attachment
  7. Save the page

Now the settings in „last row/ column“ are applied correctly.


If testing is quality assurance…

if_testing_is_quality_insuranceIf testing is „quality assurance“, why not naming the weather forecast „weather assurance“, naming school „learning assurance“, calling a doctor „health assurance and playing the lottery „investment assurance“?


Via Ash Winter on G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115379350397321018516/posts/LruMrEAYv4c


Learning Testing

Flying Under The Radar – how conventional testing was secretly transformed into sapient testing (agileTD 2013)

Following my wrap-up of the talk of Sami Söderblom given at the Agile Testing Days 2013.


Agile Testing is nonsense, because Agile is Testing (agileTD 2013)

The first keynote given on this year´s Agile Testing Days was „Agile Testing is nonsense, because Agile is Testing“ by Andrea Tomasini the founder of  agile42, here is my sumup:

Learning Testing

Changing Your Testing Mindset (agileTD 2013)

At the Agile Testing Days 2013 I attended Janet Gregory´s tutorial on „Changing Your Testing Mindset“. Also I already knew quite some of the things she talked about, it was a good tutorial and I had some great conversations with Janet as well as with the other participants. I can highly recommend to visit this tutorial if your want to learn some essential things about testing in an agile context.

Here are some of the most important things I took away from the tutorial:


Testers in Germany & GATE 02

Already a while ago, Maik Nogens created a Google Map for testers in Germany, please feel free to add yourself:

Furthermore, the GATE 02 Workshop (German Agile Testing and Exploratory Workshop) has been announced a while ago: It will be held in Munich, on September 8th. Unfortunately, this year I will not be able to make it there, but the list of participants looks already quite international, and last year the workshop was really great.


What test managers do…

test manager think i do meme

Via @jokegijsbrechts


Tweets of the month – march 2012

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, said "I have a dream", not "I have a plan". Shared dreams motivate; plans don't.
Ben Simo
"if you think experts are expensive, you should see how much amatures cost" - @ #qconlondon
Kristoffer Roupé
Goranka Bjedov: "Testers are the ppl telling that you have an ugly child. And then wonderin why ppl don't like them". #BelgiumTD
Eveliina Vuolli
Check out The Secrets of Faking a Test Project, a 2007 satirical presentation by me and @: http://t.co/zIZ0vTZm
Jonathan Kohl
If someone is capable of reassuring you that everything's just fine, talk to the other guy.
Liz Keogh
The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence - Charles Bukowski
Just do it, then learn to do it right, then do it fast! #experiment #fastfeedback
Jurgen De Smet
When was the last time you postponed a conflict and it went away? Exactly!
Yves Hanoulle

Tweets of the month – february 2012

Have some fucking fun while you're testing: hilarious test data names are a place to start
Fucking Testing Tips
You are not true Microsoft shop if you are not practice Powerpoint Driven Development.
DevOps Borat
A Rubyist’s interpretation of Python: http://t.co/fjdCybJj
Bill Williams
The two biggest problems in IT according to @ Us and Them
Yves Hanoulle
There was a problem with the blakbirdpie shortcode
Learning Testing

Agile Testing Games

A while ago I started looking for agile testing games, unfortunately I didn´t find much, but since a couple of people asked me for that, I´m gonna now publish what I have.
Hopefully, this (small) list grows a bit over time, so please let me know, if you know about other (Agile) Testing Games!