PEST3 – “Kickstart learning by teaching!”

On September 23, 2012, in Events, PEST, Software Testing, by Kristjan Uba

Estonian 3rd Context-driven Testers Peer Conference

Date : 23-25 November 2012
Place: Tallinn, Pärnu mnt 139 (detailed description later)
Theme: “Kickstart learning by teaching!”

 

It is all about teaching testing. Be it teaching testing to new testers, or programmers, manager, students,  etc. It does not have to be about testing in general but could be about a specific area/skill of testing. For example:

  •  How I got business-analytics to do Session Based Testing
  •  How I convinced managers to stop doing silly measurements
  •  How I cleansed developers of bad habits in unit testing
  •  How I failed teaching students in university
  •  How I failed the ISTQB class

In addition to experience story, one needs to present a short testing exercise which should be around 10 minutes in length. It could be a puzzle, trick question, origami, or physical feat, etc as long as it is related to testing skills.

 

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Testers Tower Live – Episode 4

On June 7, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Kristjan Uba

Fourth Episode – Hands on testing : Configuration Tour

Summary:

In this episode we’ll use Configuration tour to learn about and test the spiritual successor to classic UFO X-COM game : Xenonauts. We will find some crashes and other problems and give a hands-on presentation of the tour. Also we’ll call it the fifth episode in the show, due to the retake of the third, but it really is fourth.

Black Box – tour based testing – “Testability tour”
Test target is a game: Xenonauts.

 

 

 
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Testers Tower Live – Episode 3

On May 27, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Kristjan Uba

Third Episode – Hands on testing : Testability tour (Updated link to the retake of the episode).

Summary:

Last time we talked about lot of test design stuff, this time we are actually looking into one. This is a pilot episode, done live. We are looking into making the content and video quality better.

Black Box – tour based testing – “Testability tour”
Test target is a game: Path of Exile

 

Links from the show:

The little black book on test design: http://www.thetesteye.com/papers/TheLittleBlackBookOnTestDesign.pdf

 

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Testing Challenge (repost).

On May 26, 2012, in Software Testing, Testers Tower Live, by Kristjan Uba

Original post here:http://kristjanuba.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/testing-challenge/

 

So you think you can test? Would you dare to accept a testing challenge I’ve made?

It consists of testing a Sudoku solver in an excel file (with macro) (and without viruses or such).

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The third (and final) post of results of PEST2.

Who are the key members of a team?

It soon was agreed that there are no key concrete members – like developers, project managers or such. Every member of a team is important, no-one should be just a blind follower. It emerged that there are roles that need to be filled in order to make a team work. Additionally, the roles are not tied to specific person, but can be taken up by any member, according to circumstances. And the roles can differ depending on the actual goal of the team.

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This is the second post of PEST2 results.

What makes your team tick?  (if you are one-man-army then what would make a team tick)

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This is the first post of results of PEST2.

How to fight with boredom?

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6 Highlights from PEST2

On March 19, 2012, in Events, Learning, PEST, Test Management, by Kristjan Uba

Six of PEST2 highlights in no particular order. Some of the very good ideas were too big to fit into highlights and will have their own post.

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PEST2 is done with flying colors.

On March 19, 2012, in Events, Learning, PEST, Software Testing, by Kristjan Uba

9 peers from 6 companies  for 2 days with infinite amount of good ideas == PEST2

Not to count the beers and fun.

The experience reports and discussions evolved around test teams. Working in one, managing one or creating one. Following questions started the open season:

  • How does your team fight boredom?   (if you are one-man-army then how do you fight boredom)
  • What makes your team tick?  (if you are one-man-army then what would make a team tick)
  • Who are the key members of a team?

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Testers Tower LIVE Episode 2

On March 11, 2012, in Events, Software Testing, Testers Tower Live, by Kristjan Uba

Second Episode – “Crash course in test design” P1 and P2

Summary:

Running through a number of different test design techniques terminology. What they mean and what is the most important thing to know about them – how they might fail.

Mindmap from the show is: here.

 

Links from the show:

BBST test design info: http://www.testingeducation.org/BBST/testdesign/

The little black book on test design: http://www.thetesteye.com/papers/TheLittleBlackBookOnTestDesign.pdf

 

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