I recently came back from teaching a day-long workshop at the Eurostar Conference in Gothenburg. My wonderful co-host Jim Holmes and I wanted to talk about becoming a testing craftsman. Jim was inspired by the software craftsmanship movement to create this workshop. I think the concept from this community that has resonated most with both […]
This November, I’ll be hosting a workshop with test automation superstar Jim Holmes (Director of Engineering for Test Studio, Telerik). Put your learning hat on and join us for a great day in, as we show you some practical skills to add to your testing toolbox. Learn more and register at the Eurostar conference website.
After a long hiatus, we’re back! Testcast season 2, episode 1 is up now, with your favourite fast-talking Aussie duo discussing “random” test failures. Recording podcasts across different timezones has been an interesting challenge – it means Bruce wakes up early and goes into his recording studio (read: granny flat by the pool), while I […]
A few weeks ago I one of a lucky few to have the chance to go to the Telerik Testing Summit (#telsum). It’s an invite-only annual peer conference held in Austin, Texas and I was in good company with fellow attendees Paul Carvalho, Adam Goucher, AlanPage, Matt Brandt, Selena Delesie, Matt Barcomb, Jeff Morgan, Marlena […]
I gave a talk at the Sydney Testers Meetup last year called something very New-Age-sounding like “The Power of Positive Testing”. It was a short talk with a positive message so I thought I’d spruce it up a bit and present it to the London Tester Gathering now that I live on this side of […]
So, to recap my year briefly: – Decided to move to London – Decided to move to San Francisco instead – Went to SF Agile and met some great people – Left Campaign Monitor – Decided to move to London again – Did a short stint as a Programme Test Manager at NBN Co which […]
So, a couple of months ago I wrote a post about how determined I was to move to San Francisco. Yeah, about that… :) Well in the meantime I changed my mind. I had initially set my sights upon London, changed my mind briefly to San Francisco, wrote a blog post about it, and then […]
Update: Actually I changed my mind and decided to move to the United Kingdom! Ah, life is funny, is it not? In the last couple of years I’ve gone through such amazing changes as a person, and along the way I’ve discovered who I am, what I’m capable of doing and what I want to […]
Bruce McLeod and I have just launched our new podcast, Testcast. In episode 1 we talk about automation, testing communities, the famous parking calculator tool and finally answer the age old question – just what is purple box testing? Listen to it over at Testcast.net.
In case I haven’t spruiked it enough yet, we’re currently looking for a new tester here at Campaign Monitor. From previous hiring experience, I know that it’s tough work to find a good tester, especially here in Australia. Writing job descriptions is something I’ve always found a bit difficult. Luckily, this time around I’ve had […]