#30daysoftesting

30 DAYS OF TESTING

ONE BIG CHALLENGE.

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Test Challenges!

*Complete in any order you like!*

– [x] BUY ONE TESTING RELATED BOOK AND READ IT BY DAY 30

Explore It!

– [x] TAKE A PHOTO OF SOMETHING YOU ARE DOING AT WORK

– [x] LISTEN TO A TESTING PODCAST

I listened to this episode of The Testing Show: http://www.qualitestgroup.com/The-Testing-Show/skill-on-the-test-team/.

There was some great discussion on bug advocacy, and humans in testing (especially around decision making), and how best to interview for, and showcase your testing skills.

– [ ] SHARE A TESTING BLOG POST WITH A NON-TESTER
– [x] READ AND COMMENT ON ONE BLOG POST

Hypothesis testing and why we’re all actually research scientists


http://testersnotebook.jeremywenisch.com/2016/06/06/testing-on-the-edge/

– [ ] PERFORM A CRAZY TEST
– [x] FIND AN ACCESSIBILITY BUG

Looks like I need to work on contrast and alt texts!

– [ ] DOWNLOAD A MOBILE APP, FIND BUGS AND SEND THE FEEDBACK TO THE CREATOR
– [x] CREATE A MINDMAP

– [x] FIND AN EVENT TO ATTEND (ONLINE OR FACE TO FACE)

Automation Testing – Dispelling The Myths

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016, 6:30 PM

Spaceportx, 24-26 Lever Street
M1 1DZ Manchester, GB

120 Members Went

Contact Number: Zara[masked]Part one : Automation – Dispelling The MythsOn the 12th July Chris Thacker, Co-Organiser of Liverpool Tester Gathering and Lead QA at Laterooms.com, has kindly agreed to share his thoughts with us on how useful Automation Testing is depending on the context you are working in.You may have noticed a trend over th…

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– [ ] TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR TEAM
– [X] DOODLE A PROBLEM

– [ ] FIND A USER EXPERIENCE PROBLEM
– [x] STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Wasn’t expecting to hit this one quite so soon but I’ve unexpectedly had time to look at Selenium properly for the first time. It’s a steep learning curve but an enjoyable one!

– [ ] FIND A PROBLEM WITH AN E-COMMERCE WEBSITE
– [x] GO TO A NON-TESTING EVENT

https://manchestergirlgeeks.com/barcamp/

– [ ] FIND AND SHARE A QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU
– [x] FIND A BROKEN LINK. AND REPORT IT

This might be a bit of a cheat but meh, I found it and reported it, and I do see a 404 page, its just not a broken link, per se. I was on https://www.hta.gov.uk/ after a discussion in the tester’s slack, and I clicked on the Donating Your body banner, and got a 404. I then realised that not all of the banner leads to the link. Its all active and seen as a clickable area, but certain places (like the icon), don’t link anywhere except the /undefined page. The image however, links to the correct page.

– [X] FIND AND USE A NEW TOOL

Neil Studd introduced me to LiceCap, which I’m finding very useful at work!
http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

– [ ] FIND A GOOD PLACE TO PERFORM SOME SECURITY TESTS
– [x] PAIR TEST WITH SOMEONE

Unexpectedly did some pair testing on a site we’re making cast-able on the chrome cast. I tested it with the developer who created it. It was good, but not a fully timeboxed/structured session, so I’m marking this as half done for now, will try to get a ‘proper’ session in later, as I feel it will be really helpful for me.

Crossed this off fully with another pair testing session with a dev! I really enjoyed it, and the dev offered some great tests of his own as well. Worked really well.

– [X] SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE TESTING TOOL

– [x] HELP SOMEONE TEST BETTER

I taught a client how to do some basic page speed tests, and ensure the cache we recently set up was actually being used. I then taught another client about aliases for gmail email addresses, after he had complained about testing using up all of his available email addresses.

Giving our clients the tools they need to do UAT testing is so important, and sometimes I forget that some people don’t know things I see as basic (the gmail+extrabit@gmail.com for example), and it can make a huge difference. I understand that UAT-ing functionality can be frustrating for clients, who just want the work live asap, so we do try to work with them to make it smoother on them (walkthroughs prior to sprint handover), but its something we need to work on more.

– [x] CONNECT WITH A TESTER WHO YOU HAVEN’T PREVIOUSLY CONNECTED WITH

Definitely achieved this! I’ve contacted a few testers about coming on the podcast, (and have had some contact me!) and most of them have said yes (no one has said no, people just haven’t got back to me yet), and that’s very exciting! Hopefully I’ll get some more interviews sorted soon 🙂

– [x] CONTRIBUTE TO A TESTING DISCUSSION

I spend far too much time on both the testers/MoT slack, and twitter. I’ve been commenting on blogs, and so I feel this I’ve got down!

– [ ] INVITE A NON-TESTER TO A TEST EVENT
– [ ] SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE THING YOU JUST TESTED
– [x] SUMMARISE AN ISSUE IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS

– [ ] FIND AN OUT BY ONE ERROR
– [ ] GIVE SOMEONE POSITIVE FEEDBACK
– [x] *BONUS*: SHARE YOUR 30 DAY CHALLENGE EXPERIENCE ON YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER OR A BLOG POST!

See: this entire page

Source

http://www.ministryoftesting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/30-Day-Challenge-1.pdf