It’s a mostly mailbag show, and we talk about the role of a modern testers as a role that transitions an organization to following the modern testing principles.
We talk quite a bit about testbash, Modern Testing, and give deeper answers to a few of the questions that came up in around the first public appearance of the Modern Testing Principles.
We don’t reiterate the Principles directly (see the Episode 77 show notes for that), we talk a lot about how we are adapting the principles slightly based on feedback and discussions with the three – and how much better the principles are for the effort.
We also discover that both Brent and Alan love to cook. Or at least they both finally realize that each other likes to cook.
We discuss, vet, and rewrite (and not for the last time), the Modern Testing Principles. These are a work in progress, but we’re happy to share the current final form.
Listen to the podcast to hear these developed in real time.
- The customer is the only one suitable to judge and evaluate the quality of our software
- We apply the theory of constraints to identify, prioritize and mitigate bottlenecks from the system (and accelerate the team).
- We are not the safety net for software correctness – we focus on improving the business, and not the code.
- We are responsible for the quality culture of our team, and are accountable for helping and coaching the team in this regard.
- We use data to deeply understand customer usage and customer pain.
- Embrace continuous improvement, and help the team adapt and optimize in order to solve customer pain
- We strive to reduce or eliminate the need for a dedicated testing specialist on our teams by increasing testing abilities and knowhow across the team.
We talk about how testers (and test specialists) can use the power of community to discover what they don’t know they don’t know.
And other stuff.
It’s the 2017 year end extravaganza with discussions about 2017, thoughts and predictions about 2018, and more…including…
The AB Testing Merchandise shop – http://cafepress.com/abtesting
And, sign up for Audible with AB Testing
We’ll be back in 2018.
It’s the penultimate AB show of 2017. More discussions about modern testing, a bit of a preview of what’s coming up in episode 73, the role of a modern tester in code craftsmanship, and a bit on this shift-left thing.
In this eclectic episode, we discuss college savings plans, personal finance (wtf?), definitions of “Modern Testing”, and recap the Unity Services Test Summit (where Brent presented on moving to a data-centric culture).