An Update: It‘s available on LeanPub!
The book is now available at LeanPub ➙ https://leanpub.com/softwarepeopleworkfromhome.
@MaikNog and I (@S_2K on Twitter) are preparing a community e-book, similar to Viv Richards’ (who agreed to contribute to this one. Yay!) wonderful “Around the World with 80 Software Testers“.
It’s entitled “Software People … Work From Home — Insights & Experiences From Planet Earth” and it will contain reports about life and work in these times of lockdown, personal limitation and remoteness. They are personal experiences, unfiltered authentic … and safe for work. 🙂 I would love each contribution to be easily seen as the work of a person, the human behind the words. This is intended to be a very humane collection of individual works covering one topic.
Folks have already promised to contribute material – and here’s a map marking the countries: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1riRbKTZMGdwShPZJ0f884CIbXFD2Vhli&usp=sharing
If you identify as a software person and would like to contribute, we (@MaikNog and @S_2K) would like to hear (or read) from you — especially (but not exclusively!) if you’re not from one of the countries marked in that map.
All the best to you and yours — stay healthy (or a speedy recovery, should that be needed)
Update on 27th April 2020: The name changed, the map is updated and the description more precise..
Update on 10^th^ May 2020: Updated the map, now including Greece and Italy. Thank y’all!
It’s time to find a new project!
What I’m looking for is a role as an agile software tester in a team that really strives to improve on agile techniques in both, testing and programming. I’m interested in learning more about DevOps, continuous delivery and automation, including but not limited to test automation.
Travelling in Northern Germany or Denmark is fine and a possibility to work (partially) remote would be lovely.
Technically, a project using Ruby and/or Rails would be fantastic. In case the team is working on steps to also use Elixir, that would be a bonus.
More about my previous work is available over at ‘work with me‘ as well as on my Xing profile.
‘Agile Testing Condensed‘ is the 3rd book by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin. As the title already indicates, it’s a short book – the print version has about 100 pages. Luckily, I got a printed version at the Agile Testing Days 2019 in Potsdam and had it signed.
The book covers the important topics of testing in an agile context on a high level. For details it regularly refers to the other books ‘Agile Testing‘ and ‘More Agile Testing‘ (to which I contributed a section). One topic the book returns to regularly is the ‘Whole Team Approach’. I like this first of all, because to me this is the core part of agile testing. In my experience, it is this aspect that troubles teams. And second of all, I this is great, because the details described in the other books, can, at times, make it hard to see this overarching relation.
If I had to name one thing that might be improved, that would be the size of the images. To me, they came out a bit too small to be easy to read. Since I also bought the ebook (where I can zoom the images), that’s not a big deal.
I highly recommend reading ‘Agile Testing Condensed’ to everybody who is looking for an overview of the topic or who likes to have a reference at hand to quickly look up a certain aspect.
Over at Jeroen Mengerink’s blog (and there’s the 1st of the sources to learn from) he talks about learning (and the lack thereof) of people in testing. Given the topic list of this blog “On Testing, Patterns and Learning”, this topic is very interesting to me, too.
I recently attended a Scrum Training and one of the group exercises was to suggest ways to implement certain practices we were given. One of the topics was “focus on both, technical excellence and good design, fosters agility” (my translation, the training was held in German). I started filling the spot for possible immediate actions on the board: Conferences, user group meetings, books, blogs, podcasts… at which point a colleague stopped me, so others could add to it. However they didn’t.
So, if you’re looking for information about testing here are some recommendations I have, for today let’s cover the letter ‘B’ 😉
- Blogs (my ‘blog roll’ list repeated, in no particular order):
Jeroen also mentioned conferences and especially a presentation by Alan Richardson (@EvilTester on Twitter): Please go to Jeroen’s post and read it, then watch Alan’s presentation, both are really recommended stuff.
For now, I’d love to hear what book(s) and/or blog(s) you recommend that helped you learning about testing or improving your testing.