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WWW

Tweets of the month – february 2012

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

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Fun

How to fix the build – not!

Via @dvdstelt

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Allgemein Learning

The Starfish Retrospective

In most retrospectives, we´re using the plain „What went good? What went wrong?“ – technique via a roundtable, noting down the outcome of this, then start discussing possible solutions for the „wrong“ things, coming up with action items to solve them, decide to take the actions, and ask participants for their ROTI (Return of Time Invested).

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Fun

Return to Sender – Software Test Version

Return to Sender – Software Test Version

I had to submit a new defect,
looked like a major bug.
But as development received it,
they reassigned right back.

They wrote upon it:
Return to sender, runs with our mock,
must be environment, ain’t no bug.
They send their package, once it compiled,
and all no matter how many bug reports I filed.

Then i attached a bunch of log files,
and screen shots, two or three.
But just a minute at the coders‘
and it came back to me.

They wrote upon it:
Return to sender, can’t reproduce,
No such requirement, your test is screwed.

Next package we get for deployment,
I’m going to inspect,
And with a bit of schadenfreude,
I’m going to send it back.

I’ll write upon it:
Return to sender, does not install
when strictly clinging, to your manual.
Da-dab-dee-da-da
Return to sender
Return to sender
Return to sender

Via Christian Loch on Google+

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Learning

Who do You Trust? Beware of Your Brain (agileTD 2011)

As already last year, Lind Rising’s talk was really amazing and just awesome! I already know that writing a blog post about it can only be a bad copy, but I will give it a try.

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Learning Testing

Agile Testing and Test Management (#agileTD 2011)

This was the opening keynote of the conference, done by Johanna Rothman (@johannarothman). Johanna was so nice to publish her slides on slideshare, find them embedded at te end of this article.

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Learning

Group testing

The idea -as well as a draft- for this blog posting are around for quite a while now, what finally forced me to finish and publish it, was a talk with Lasse Koskela (@lassekoskela) at the Agile Testing Days 2011, where I told him about the approach of „group testing“ sessions within our team, and he insisted that I had to write about it. So thanks Lasse, for forcing me to finish and finally posting this article.

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Learning Testing

What Testers and Developers Can Learn From Each Other (#agileTD 2011)

This talk of David Evans (@DavidEvans66) was one of my favorites at the Agile Testing Days 2011.
I will only list some things not to find on the slides in this article, and then provide a link to the slides at the end of the article, as they are really self-explaining (imho).

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Learning

Product Management using Effect Mapping (#agileTD 2011)

This talk was held by Gojko Adzic (@gojkoadzic) as a replacement for Markus Gärtner (@mgaertne), who unfortunately has been sick.
I found it was a quite challenging topic, therefor I didn’t take much notes, and my article might be quite fraqmentary. If you feel so, please scroll down to the very end, there I will link to some stuff on Gojko’s homepage, which gives more & additional insight on the topic.