Ep 71: The Epilogue of Testing

Part two of my talk with Mel Eaden! You’ll need to listen to part one first (if you’ve not already) as this starts literally where that finishes. We talk about testers as narrators, and how that means getting distance from the team and politics. We also touch on biases and how people put their biases

Ep 70: The Novella Of Testing

This week I am talking to Mel Eaden AKA Mel the Tester! This is gonna be a two parter as we spoke for a while about many many things, so part one today, part two next week, then back with our normal fortnightly schedule the week after that. That’s right, three episodes in three weeks!

Ep 68: Automatic for the people

This week I talk to Angie Jones about automation! We talk about: Getting into Automation and the different mindsets Automation seems like a black box at times, especially moving from testing a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to testing the underlying code, it feels like a mental shift. Even to back-end developers, automation can seem like

Ep 67: Diving Deep Into Domains

This week I talk to Lisa Crispin about domain knowledge, and the value testers can provide here. I love getting deep into domain knowledge, whether that be internal or with external clients, and I really feel this is where testers can provide some great insights and value. What? Get deep knowledge about the area you’re

Ep 65: A Gordian Knot of Numbers

Or: This week Matt and I talk ourselves in circles about metrics: Opening thoughts: Why measure? Because everyone wants to improve. What to measure? Very very difficult to measure “soft skills” like testing. Several perspectives on this. Matt: I’ve worked in places where they counted bugs and I’ve made the mistake of counting test cases.

Ep 64: This Modern Testing

This week I’m talking to Andy Tinkham about his testing philosophy: Modern Testing. You may be familiar with this alreadY: Andy has been on both Test Talks and the Testing Show talking about it. I highly recommend both those episodes if you’d not already listened to them. That’s where I first heard about Andy’s philosophy,

Ep 63: Testbash bonus!

Or Testbash Manchester! That’s right, the Testbash review episode you didn’t know you needed. I’m here with Matt Bretten to discuss the whats, whens, whos, and hows of what can only be described as one* of the best weekends of the year. This is as close to ‘live’ as we get here at LTATB towers,