Test approach

Dungeons & Dragons & Testing

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Since getting into Dungeons & Dragons tabletop gaming this year, a few people in the software development and testing community have chatted to me about parallels between D&D and software development. In particular, there has been some interest around the way players are assigned roles, skill levels and abilities – does this sound like your […]

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Presenter bee-ware

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This is a talk I gave to kick off the new Quality Engineering Meetup in Sydney. I thought it would be fun to draw some cartoon characters for my slides. I drew a bunny and a bee.   Cute, right? Well I’m at the point in my speaking career where I’m getting kind of bored […]

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Yes all testers should learn how to code

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Earlier this week I ran this poll on Twitter: I'm curious about the current opinion on this: should all testers be learning to code? — Trish Khoo (@hogfish) July 31, 2017 Out of 137 respondents, 55% think testers should learn to code and 45% think all testers should not learn how to code. My Twitter […]

Productivity

Frog day

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying out a method for personal productivity that I call Frog Day. Every Monday is my Frog Day Log Day. That means today is my Frog Day Log Day Blog Day! As I’ve mentioned previously, I like to work on many things at the same time. One issue […]

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How to do all of the things, all of the time

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I’ve decided to take a different approach to my career and the rest of my life this year. If you’ve been following my Twitter account, you might have noticed some of the various projects I’m juggling at the moment. I’m working on about ten different things at any given time and I’ve never been happier. […]

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Upcoming talk: Four lessons I learned at Google

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Brisbane folks, don’t miss my upcoming talk Four Lessons I Learned At Google, which I will be giving at the Brisbane Software Testers meetup on February 27, hosted by Thoughtworks. Four years ago, Trish Khoo embarked on a wondrous journey. She left her test automation job in Sydney and joined Google, working first in London […]

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Follow me

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I’ve now made it easier to follow this blog from your favourite social media platform. Facebook Page – “Like” this page to follow me in your Facebook feed. Please don’t send a friend request to my personal account as I only use that account to connect with close friends and family. The Facebook Page is […]

Hiring

Better hiring with less bias

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When I worked at Google, all employees were encouraged to take an unconscious bias test to help us uncover and reflect upon our personal biases. The test covered areas such as gender, race and sexual orientation. The test I took is very similar to the “Sexuality IAT” test at this website (near the bottom of […]

Random musings

Could future developers be testers?

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I was watching an interesting talk about how the Pinterest engineering team has created an abstraction layer to control views at a behavioural level for iOS applications. The speaker pointed out that as programming matures, we keep adding layers of abstraction to simplify our jobs as developers. When he mentioned controlling views at a behavioural […]

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Goodbye Google, hello Brisbane

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It was with mixed emotions that I resigned from my job at Google last week. Yesterday was my last day. I had already said my goodbyes to my wonderful coworkers when I left London, and then again when I left Mountain View and San Francisco, but saying goodbye to the company was emotional again. As […]