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What the autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner teaches us: analogy with software testing

What the autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner teaches us: analogy with software testing

We are all a bit lazybones, or at least looking for the most effective way to do our daily tasks. Looking at my Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, I have been thinking today that in terms of domestic cleaning, automation has just as many advantages than disadvantages in the field of software testing, and that it quickly shows its limitations.

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Our reading recommendations of the week #19/17

Our reading recommendations of the week #19/17

Here are our reading recommendations of the week #19. We are first suggesting 2 articles around a recurrent subject: automatic checking and how to deal with flaky tests. Then a feedback about how challenging it is to be a software tester in a Continuous Deployment environment. Finally, the last article is an analogy with restaurants that intend to help testers introducing themselves to developers.

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Testing an open source project with students

Testing an open source project with students

Testing an open source project has some advantages compared to proprietary softwares:

  • everything is public and can be shared with anyone interested
  • you can communicate about your project, issues and features with no fear
  • you can use tools that are free only for open source projects (like Atlassian suite, Saucelabs…)
  • you may be helped by contributors and benefit from the community of open source lovers

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