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V-model vs Agile …

V-model vs Agile …

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this evening’s fight between two heavyweight contenders. In the red corner we have V-model, defending champion and staunch fighter with stamina and in it for the long haul. In the blue corner we have the young upstart, Agile, contending for the title of best methodology with it’s ability to react, adapt and move quickly. Which one will win… I’ve found that many conversations about development methodologies end up in a bout similar to this; a battle;…

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Play it again, Potsdam – Agile Testing Days so far…

Play it again, Potsdam – Agile Testing Days so far…

In an effort to blog about this more quickly that in the past, I’m doing semi-live blogging each evening, summing up the days events… they may need editing later, but they represent my thoughts of the days talks. Where words fail, music speaks… was the first keynote of the conference by Huib Schoots & Alex Schladebeck. The sight of a violin, trombone and two music stands on the stage was unusual to say the least, as we kicked off Agile testing days…

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Cambridge Lean Coffee – June 2015

Cambridge Lean Coffee – June 2015

This months Cambridge Lean Coffee was kindly hosted by Linguamatics for the first time; big thanks to James Thomas, Head of Testing, for making us feel welcome. It was another large group, with over 15 people in attendance! Here are the topics we discussed and those that were on the backlog: Done Testing Katas – any experience? Knowledge sharing across QA in scrum teams/how to nuture testers across teams Any experiences of introducing agile testing methods to traditional environments Backlog…

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Automating and Illuminating

Automating and Illuminating

Automatic headlights on cars are very common place now. Usually operated by a light sensor on the dash, they remove the need for the driver to manually operate the headlight switch other than to switch it to ‘Auto’. I have them on my Honda Civic (great little car!), and whilst I was skeptical about them to start with, it is very much a fire-and-forget feature now. When it is dark or approaching darkness, they turn on; when it’s light, they…

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TestBash 2015 – Sun, Sea and Test

TestBash 2015 – Sun, Sea and Test

March, Brighton and Testers can mean only one thing… TestBash is back! TestBash 2015 was the second one I’ve attended and this year did not disappoint, in fact I found it better than last year. But first, one of the reasons I was at TestBash this year was to run the Lean Coffee pre-conference event. Following the same last year, Rosie obviously deemed it not to be a total disaster and let me do it again! This year, however, I…

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Agile Testing Days 2014 – Part 2

Agile Testing Days 2014 – Part 2

[Tuesday – Conference Day 1] This year I fully intended to make it to every lean coffee in the mornings, but alas I did not get off to a good start. I figured that after a 2am finish, I’d be sensible and not get up at silly o’clock for lean coffee. I was heartened to see several redgaters in the lean coffee when I walked past to breakfast, and it looked like a really good turnout. Lean coffee at conferences…

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Agile Testing Days 2014 – Part 1

Agile Testing Days 2014 – Part 1

As the annual wild ride that is Agile Testing Days comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on the last four days. This was my third year at ATD, and as strange as it may sound, it feels like coming home the minute I walk into the Dorint hotel in Potsdam, Germany and see the familiar banners. My first year at ATD blew my mind and started me on a journey that has seen me getting involved in the testing community,…

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