Keynote: My Quest for Silver Bullets May 2013
In May 2013 I presented a Keynote at TestNet discussing how I have worked with, and built, Silver Bullets; cautioning people not to think they have ever found a Silver Bullet, instead to keep questing for improvement, and never stop questing.
In May 2013 I attended TestNet and provided a half day tutorial on Web Testing using HTTP Proxies and in built browser tools.
99 Seconds at Test Bash 2.0 March 2013
In March 2013 I attended the Test Bash 2.0 and contributed a 99 second talk.
The Test Bash details are available at Test Bash 2.0.
The talk I prepared is here Test Bash 2.0.
Embedded within this video is the actual 99 second talk that I gave on Vimeo.
How to Manage Technical Testers January 2013
In January 2013 I hosted a session at the Test Management Summit 2013 on "How to Manage Technical Testers".
The summit details are available at UK TMF.
BDD Tutorial for Test Management Summit 2013 January 2013
In January 2013 I presented a half day tutorial at the Test Management Summit.
Details on the tutorial on our news site Tutorial Details.
The slides are available to view directly on SlideShare.
The Evil Tester's Guide to Technical Testing December 2012
On 4th December 2012 I presented a webinar for Eurostar.
The webinar is now available to view on YouTube.
The slides are available to view on SlideShare.
Unconventional Influences November 2012
I presented a Keynote at EuroSTAR on November 2012 entitled "Uconventional Influences".
You can find more details on the EuroStar Site EuroStar Keynote.
The slides and paper, are on the news blog Slides and Paper
On 16 May 2012 I presented a webinar at the Eurostar 2012 Virtual conference.
The webinar is now available to view on YouTube.
Testing Hypnotically May 2012
I also presented an evening session answering delegates questions about Hypnosis in general. I was interviewed by Markus Gartner prior to the conference.
The Evil Tester's Guide to Eeevil March 2012
On March 2012 I spoke at the Test Bash in Cambridge.
On 16 August 2011 I spoke at the London Selenium Meetup Group.
The Missing Years 2005 - 2011
I seem to have been tardy in updating the web site (6 years)
I struggle to remember exact dates for some items. I did a Keynote at the London Tools Fair on Alternative tools, and I hosted a panel session at the Tools Fair a few years later. I did a workshop at the Sigist that I can not remember the date of, and I know I have missed a few other things off the list.
Context Driven Testing, A Personal View March 2005
This is the supporting page for a talk that I first gave at the North London British Computer Society in March 2005.
I wanted to explore what I thought about Context Driven, how context driven I am, and what I think it means to be context driven.
NLP For Testers, A Brief Introduction July 2004
This is the supporting page for a talk that I first gave at the London Special Interest Group in Software Testing in June 2004.
NLP is a topic that I have found fascinating for a number of years now, and I use it to help me understand what it is I do when I test software. The supporting paper provides an introduction to the NLP Meta Model and some observations on how it affects my thinking about Software Testing.
Be a Better Tester, Be a Beta Tester December 2003
In December of 2003 I went to EuroStar, presented "Be a Better Tester, Be a Beta Tester" where I expounded the benefits of downloading software off the internet and testing it. The accompanying paper lists a whole bunch of tools and web sites that can be used and describes the approaches and motivations for doing this. Beta Testing is something that I have gained a lot from so I always encourage other people to do it.
I went off to StarEAST 2003 and spoke about my experiences with graph based testing, the tools I use and the models of testing that I have built up in order to conceptualise a context within which graph based testing can work.
The paper also looks at how higher level models can help reduce the work involved in manual scripting.
The May 2013 edition of TestNet news has an article I wrote to accompany my Keynote. The article was entitled "Silver Bullets and Magic Bullets", it covers similar ground to the Keynote but shorter and with slightly different analogies. Read it from page 4 of the pdf.
Article: Abstraction in Action August 2012
The August 2012 edition of Professional Tester contains an article I wrote to help promote the Eurostar 2012 conference and my WebDriver tutorial at the conference. The article was entitled "Abstraction in Action" and it provides a brief overview of some automation code abstraction principles and models. Read it at Professional Tester Issue 16.
Back in 2004, Danny Faught and I collaborated on an article for Better Software, about how to use tools when you have no budget, or people will not let you install anything. The article was entitled "Being Resourceful when your hands are tied". Read it at StickyMinds.
Article: Help Yourself January 2004
The January 2004 edition of Professional Tester contains an article about self education and practise. The article was entitled "Help Yourself". Read it at Professional Tester Article Jan 2004. Or the page for the full issue
Excel For Test Data Generation March 2005
MS Excel, and spreadsheets in general, are the testers friend. I have written up some notes about how to use Excel and VBA to generate test data.
Descriptive Words Aid Testing Feb 2005
Words, and how they affect cognition, perception, state and action, interest me. I wanted to experiment with a less linear and more diagrammatic communication format, so... I thought, and I drew, and I experimented, and I turned a textual blog entry into a single page of diagrams and boxed out text.
Alternative Test Tools In Action March 2004
I went through a process of self-evaluation to understand better how I test, how I think about testing and the tools I use. This paper discusses the tool strategies I use and is an introduction to the world of free and cheap tools available to help us do testing.
This essay explores the use of graph models in testing and the practice of structural path derivation using 3 coverage concerns: node coverage, link coverage and loop coverage. Predicate coverage is considered but is not covered in detail.
This essay explores the test scripting in terms of software development as the two processes are very similar and share many of the same techniques and pitfalls. It is primarily aimed at manual test script construction because automated test script construction is software development.
Little Essays and Modelling Notes February 2002
Sometimes writing longer essays may not be required. This work in progress has notes and little essays on Modelling, Test Conditions, Testing, Error Guessing and more...
TOTE August 2002
Wherein the TOTE (Test Operate Test Exit) model is used to explore the nature of feedback and abstraction of test phases
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