Testing In The Pub Episode 33 – Community Confusion

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 33 – Community Confusion.

In this episode we talk about how communities, whether it be the testing community or many of the sub communities within it, can sometimes become confused and un-happy places if the community members let them. Social media has done a lot of positive things for the testing community, but the rise of social media, in particular Twitter, can make communication more difficult and this can increase misunderstandings. We also talk about what we can do to communicate effectively on-line and off-line, and how the testing community should, and does, make a lot of what’s available.

The clever amongst you may have noticed that this episode was not recorded live in a pub – we’re trying out Skype for recording some episodes which we hope we enable us to give you a much better range of interviews and discussions than we’ve been able to capture so far, mainly while at conferences. So have a listen and let us know what you think.

Until next time, on Testing In The Pub….

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Testing In The Pub Episode 32 – Intentional Learning

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, this time about Intentional Learning.

In this episode Dan talks to Claire Moss, and towards the end of the episode Emma Armstrong, about learning, learning styles and hints and tips on how to learn.

Worth mentioning that the audio on this episode is not great – after about 10 minutes there’s a strange clicking sound that we’ve been unable to remove in the edit. We did think about not publishing the episode but there’s so much useful information and interesting discussion that we’ve decide to post it ‘as is’.

Hope you enjoy it and can ignore the clicks.

Our thanks to Claire and Emma for taking part. You can follow them both on Twitter (@clairefication and @emmaatester).

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Testing In The Pub Episode 31 – Whole Team Testing and The 3 Amigos

Welcome to Testing In The Pub Episode 31 – Whole Team Testing and The 3 Amigos.

We’re at Agile 2016  talking to Matt Heusser and Emma Armstrong about all things testing and why the whole team should be involved.

If you want to hear more from Emma and Matt then they are both on Twitter (@EmmaATester and @mheusser) as well as being regular conference speakers and attendees.

Matt also does a great podcast called The Testing Show which you can also find on iTunes.

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 30 – An Intro To Cynefin

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub. In this episode we’re talking about Cynefin with Vernon Richards and Martin Hynie.

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They like each other. Really.

What is the Cynefin framework and how can it be useful in testing? Listen to Vern and Martin explain their experiences of a Cynefin workshop with Dave Snowdon, the originator of the framework.

You can follow both Vernon and Martin on Twitter and they both regularly attend testing conferences. There’s lots more information about the Cynefin framework online. Good starting points to learn more are:

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 29 – Testing IOT and More With Kim Knup and Rhian Lewis

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub. In this episode we’re back in The Shooting Star to continue our discussion with Rhian Lewis and Kim Knup. This time the conversation moves towards testing IOT and how testers will need to adapt.

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Dan, Rhian and Kim

Both Kim (@punkmik) and Rhian (@rhian_is) are on Twitter and are well worth following.

Kim is a tester, conference speaker and organiser of the Brighton Tester meet-up. Rhian, as well as being a tester and being involved in the software testing community, is also a blockchain & cryptocurrency adventurer, co-developer of http://countmycrypto.com and co-founder of the London Bitcoin Women meet-up.

Hope you enjoy the episode.

 

 

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Testing In The Pub Episode 28 – Testing The Requirements

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub. In this episode we sat down in The Shooting Star,  home of the London Tester Gathering, to talk to Kim Knup and Rhian Lewis about, amongst other things, testing requirements and testers getting involved early in the software development process.

Dan, Rhian and Kim
Dan, Rhian and Kim

Both Kim (@punkmik) and Rhian (@rhian_is) are on Twitter and are well worth following.

Kim is a tester, conference speaker and organiser of the Brighton Tester meet-up. Rhian, as well as being a tester and being involved in the software testing community, is also a blockchain & cryptocurrency adventurer, co-developer of http://countmycrypto.com and co-founder of the London Bitcoin Women meet-up.

Hope you enjoy the episode.

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Testing In The Pub Live From TestBash 2016 – Part 2

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, from TestBash 2016.

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We’ve got a great episode for you today. We’re back with the second part of our series from TestBash 2016, where we sat down with John Stevenson and Jokin Aspiazu for a chat. You can hear us talk about the test community and how to keep it engaging, their experiences of TestBash, how they got into testing, and where testers can really add value in the development lifecycle.

Plus a brief history of tapas and why you can’t get into the disco 🙂

If you want to know more about John and Jokin and their approaches to testing then they both have blogs.

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

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At TestBash 2016 – Part 1

Here at Testing In The Pub we love TestBash and we were lucky enough to make it to the excellent TestBash conference in Brighton this month. It’s always a great day out (or a week away if you go for the tutorials, pre conference meet-ups, post conference meet-ups and all the general social events). There’s always a good mix of talks and being single track then there’s no difficult decisions on who to see.

While we were there we recorded a couple of podcasts and here comes the first one. In this one we sat down in a break with Chris George, Paul Coletti and Zach Borrelli to talk about TestBash, testing and to reflect on the presentations that we had seen.

Look out for part 2, an interview with John Stevenson and Jokin Aspiazu coming soon.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 25 – LTG Workshops and The Software Testing Clinic

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub.

In this episode Dan sits down with Tony Bruce and Mark Winteringham to talk about the forthcoming London Tester Gathering Workshops and the new Software Testing Clinic.

Hope you enjoy the new episode.

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Testing In The Pub Episode 24 – Leaving Testing

Welcome back to Testing In The Pub. Merry Christmas!

In this episode we talk about why people think about leaving testing. What makes them seek careers outside, and are those career changes always driven by the individual or are they sometimes forced from elsewhere? What keeps people in a testing career and why?

As always, this episode is also available on iTunes and YouTube, as well as being on this site for streaming and downloading.

Hope you enjoy this new episode.

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