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Assessing Testing and Deployment – Episode 56

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub – it’s episode 56 where we talk about Assessing Testing and Deployment with Amy Phillips.

In this episode Steve and Amy talk about how to assess a team or company’s testing and deployment activities, whether you are new to the company or looking to improve an existing team.

We mention the concept of four key metrics; lead time, deployment frequency, mean time to restore (MTTR) and change fail percentage and the book Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim. It’s well worth buying

Leading Quality – Episode 55

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, Episode 55 – Leading Quality. In this episode we sit down with Ronald Cummings-John to chat about his new book Leading Quality, and how we can all help to change the quality narrative in organisations.

You can learn more about the new book, written with Owais Peer at https://leadingqualitybook.com, and read a free chapter from the book or pre-order the whole thing 🙂

Episode 48 – More Psychology In Testing

Welcome back to another Testing In the Pub, Episode 48 – More Psychology In Testing.

In this episode we expand on our previous discussion about Psychology In Testing and talk more about ignorance, biases and emotions.

There’s some great resources out there if you want to find out more:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
  • http://www.developsense.com/presentations/2013-05-STAREast-EmotionsInSoftwareTesting.pdf
  • https://www.slideshare.net/sjanaway/testing-your-emotions
  • http://www.corvusintl.com/CACM002-5OI.htm

And lots of great links on Huib Schoots site: http://www.huibschoots.nl/wordpress/?page_id=441#science

 

Episode 46 – APIs At ATD

Welcome back to Testing In The Pub, Episode 46 – APIs At ATD.

In this episode Steve sits down with Mark Winteringham and Eddy Bruin at Agile Testing Days 2017 to talk about API testing. We also mention a whole bunch of tools and resources including;

If you want to try out API testing and need an API to test then Resftful Booker, written by Mark, is a great one to start with.

Testing In The Pub Episode 41 – At UKStar

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub – At UKStar.

Me and Dan were lucky enough to be selected to speak at the first UKStar conference in London. Dan talked about setting up the software clinic and I talked about the view of testing from outside of the testing industry.

But more importantly we were in the same place for once, and able to record a Testing In The Pub! And here it is – a simple chat about testing and being technical.

Hope you enjoy it.

Testing In The Pub Episode 40 – At The Software Testing Clinic

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, recorded this time at the Software Testing Clinic in London.

In this episode Dan sits down with Paul Holland, Ben Kelly, Vernon Richards, Mark Winteringham, Alex Wolff, Evan Holland and probably a couple of other people as well 🙂

Over a few beers they talk about Rapid Software Testing, context driven testing, their experiences of testing in different circumstances and cultures, and how to test products for different markets. There’s some great tips on how testing can really bring customer value as well.

You can follow Paul, Ben, Vernon and Mark on Twitter so if you want to continue the conversation with them then that’s the best place to go.

As always, if you’ve got feedback on this episode or any of the other ones then it’d be great to hear from you. Just leave a comment against this post or find us on twitter @testinginthepub