I’ve been working from home since I’ve been independent (3 years ago) and as an introvert, I must admit that I like it a lot. I see a lot of advantages, and almost no disadvantages.
But now that we all have to stay at home because of COVID-19, it is becoming very difficult to work from home for one simple reason: I am no longer alone.
No problem with my wife who now also works at home, but with a 7 year old boy who has to do home schooling at the same time, I decided that it was more reasonable not to start a new contract (unless it was the lack of interesting opportunities linked to the period that forced me to do so) and I am now his temporary teacher in contact with his school (Montessorian pedagogy which can be summed up by this quote: “Help me to do it alone”).
Like most of us, I wasn’t born a tester. Even at school, I never said I wanted to be a tester. As a child, I probably wanted to be an astronaut or maybe a professional cyclist (the Tour de France caught up with me). So I started as a land surveyor, making maps (not mental maps) and preparing land for future airports, sports buildings, roads, mainly in French Polynesia.
Everyone knows Beren: he’s the TestSphere guy and he came in 2018 for a RiskStorming workshop during MixIt in Lyon. Today, as a former tester, a coach, a conference organiser or a Product Manager, he answers our questions in this new interview. Expect unusual answers!
Here we are with our first reading recommendations of this year. A perfect time to wish you a happy Testing year, hoping that all your wishes will come true. The 3 things we wanted to share with you are the following:
Parking meters are rejecting credit cards in Y2K-Type Glitch:
It is time to get serious about software testing in the 2020’s: Postmodern
On 21/11/19 took place the first edition of the Paris Test Conf which is a conference created by software test enthusiasts and without sponsors. They were just helped by Agile France for some tasks: administration, looking for insurance, various and varied expenses to advance. When you are a volunteer and want to gather 150 people for a day at a reasonable price (150€ a day with breakfast, meals and drinks) this is a huge advantage. Once on site, no sponsors with goodies and no talk or keynote with a product to show or any other company selling its merits as a leader in France and around the world.
Dear readers, it’s not easy to find time for reading and improve our tester skills. Hopefully, we try to gather a few articles that have a certain interest if you are in a continuous improvement process. This week, we share with you these 3 subjects around automation:
Writing Good Gherkin Enables Good Test Automation
UI Test Automation Frameworks Showdown: TestCafé versus Nightwatch.js
Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern