The slides of my talks at ConTEST NYC 2017

I was invited to give two talks at ConTEST NYC in New York. This is a conference organized by Anna Royzman, the founder of the Global Quality Leadership Institute. My first talk was about pair testing explaining why pair testing can (and will) improve the quality of your work. You can find the slides of…

Speak the same language

When you start defining your framework for automation, a very important decision has to be made. Which language am I going to use to write my automation scripts. This can be a though decision, so investigate this thoroughly. What I’m going describe is a decision me and my team (testers and developers) made when we…

The slides of my talk at CAST 2017

I was invited to give a talk at CAST in Nashville, Tennessee. The topic of the conference was about “What the heck do testers really do”. My talk was about what I’m doing in a two week sprint as a tester. The title of the talk was ‘Session Based Testing in an Agile environment’. You…

Must I trust the contract?

A lot of my work is about testing the Mobile App with the back end. A feature on the Mobile App is communicating with the back-end to exchange information. Input from the user on the Mobile App is processed, send to the back-end and a response is given back. These interactions are covered in the REST Service…

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 11 to 15

This is my third blog in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting), where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 11 : “Find 5 bugs in a responsive web page and report them” At this moment, I test a solution with a Mobile App which interacts with a…

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 6 to 10

This is my second blog in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting), where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 6 : “If you are an Android person, test something on iOS and vice-versa” I test on both devices all the time. I see it as a required…

First Impression Test

Frequently I’m confronted with the fact that the User Story has been built, but the software is not pushed to the build server where I can download it from and put it on my mobile device to test it. The reason is that the developer needs to have his/her code reviewed by a colleague developer….

30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge – Day 1 to 5

I’m participating in the 30 Days of Mobile Testing challenge (#30DaysOfMobileTesting) organized by Daniel Knott. I decided to blog on this to share my experiences with the challenges provided to participants. This is the first blog in a series of 6, where I give more context to the 140 character tweets I posted. Day 1…

The purpose of testing

This week (25 – 26 September 2016) I attended the Test Masters Academy conference in New York. I participated in the tutorial “Agile Exploratory Testing” presented by Alessandra Moreira. In her presentation, she asked at a certain moment to answer the following questions. What is Testing? What is Exploratory Testing? What is the purpose of…

Know WHY you are doing this

Sitting in a Starbucks in New York at Broadway and W51 Street, enjoying my tall americano, I was looking thru some stuff and pictures I made during my visit at STP-Con that week. One of the things that kept resonating is a slide of Mike Lyles his keynote. It stated “Know WHY you are doing…

Going to the Test Leadership Congress

I’m pleased to hear that a conference is organized about Leadership with a focus on my profession, i.e. Test. Leadership is always related to a person who is manager and leading a group. This is not the case. Leadership is about some person who has a strong vision of a certain goal he/she wants to…

10 Years Independent

This month (November 2015), I celebrate my 10th anniversary being an independent tester. I’m glad I took that step. It made me a better tester and a better person. In those ten year I have seen and encountered a lot of things. The reason I started, was ….. money. My last job for an employer…