Have you ever faced a Sasquatch? You know, one of these issues that show up from time to time and that are so hard to reproduce. Paul Grizzaffi describes how, and when, to use periodic automation to track down, well, a Sasquatch!
We naturally check if something works as expected. But are we testing negative paths too? Here's a good reminder from Joydip Kanjilal on why it's important to look at the other side of the coin. Useful techniques and examples included.
Are testers going to be replaced by automation? In this short but insightful article, Nishi Grover Garg explains why the human aspect of testing is so valuable and that it has to be balanced with automation, rather than replaced by it.
Any people here looking to start a career in software testing? If so, you'll like this light guide by Kinga Witko. It's full of insights, references to valuable resources and honest advice on why it might, or might not, be a good career for you.
Do you feel guilt or pleasure when you find a bug? And do you know where it comes from? Paul Gilson shares an enjoyable story on how he found out the cause. Looking back at my pleasures, I totally agree.
At the beginning of my career, I've worked for a big organisation that started converting into Agile. Back then, I didn't understand much about it. Now, thanks to this two-part story by Derk-Jan de Grood, I've learned how such transformation is performed from the perspective of an Agile coach, and that something like a three-wave process actually exists. If you're interested, here's the second part about business focus in the third wave that's just been published.