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…

First time tester

A tweet placed by @TESTHuddle With a link to the page to the forum In stead of responding on the forum, I decided to write a blog post to formulate my thoughts Things like learn the V-Model is not a way to start. Ofcourse he has to learn a lot. I will telll him that….

Do we have something else than ISO29119?

The ISO29119 standard for software testing keeps a significant part of our test community busy at this moment. A quote from Carsten Feilberg in an online discussion. “It’s not a guideline for testers to do a good job, or even do a job. This is framing testers – all testers do will be measured by…