Here are our reading recommendations for this week:
- The checklist manifesto
- UI Test Heuristic: Don’t Repeat Your Paths
- Rambling Notes from Agile Testing Days 2017
“No matter how expert you may be, well-designed check lists can improve outcomes”: those words come from a review of the book “The checklist Manifesto” written by Atul Gawande, an american surgeon and writer.
To keep improving testers should be open-minded to such external sources from other professional fields: Antti Niittyviita shows us an example by giving a quick summary and positive feedback from that book. You can also discover his list of quick-to-read Medium articles.
Also worthy to note, Chris McMahon shares some UI tests heuristics through examples of Cucumber UI tests architectures, aiming at targeting a complete web of unique navigation paths within an application. Do not wait to discover his method that he baptised “DRYP” for “Don’t Repeat Your Paths”, a method that may help you with your test strategy.
You may also read this interesting article: “The missing link between testing and automation” by Viktor Slavchev. It goes deep in studying the mindset required for automation, manual testing, and what is missing to make the two complementary.
Finally, the Agile Testing Days 2017 conference ended on 17th of November: if you want to have an idea of what it is, the kind of talks and workshops which take place there, don’t hesitate to experience it through the eyes of the very famous speaker Lisa Crispin.
Happy reading and see you in two weeks!