Our reading recommendations of the week #36 – 2017

Our reading recommendations of the week #36 – 2017

Welcome back!

We hope that you enjoyed your summer and that you went back to work fully energised for the upcoming challenges of this year.

Here are our reading recommendations for this week…

30-days of Agile Testing challenge

Such as they did previously with security, performance and accessibility, the Ministry Of Testing community has launched its 30-days of Agile Testing challenge! It started on 1st of September and will last until the end of the month, which means there is still plenty of time for you to participate.

While doing that challenge, if you wish to compare your own thoughts to what other testers think, have a look at the blog of Dave Westerveld, who keeps sharing his reflections every day about each challenge steps. A very interesting feedback to have! It is called “Offbeattesting” blog.

Open data part of every city’s disaster and recovery plan

On a different note, going back to the natural disasters which are currently occurring in the USA: in order to help rescuing and assisting its citizens, the town of Houston is giving examples of how open data helped them to deal with and face the consequences of the hurricane Harvey which recently hit the town and its surrounding areas. A very encouraging note against the dramatic side which can be pictured by the news! Some interesting objectives to note down if you have to test one day one of these open data applications.

This article is presented by the Sunlight foundation, a “nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.”.

Leveling up testing career skills

This article by Mel the tester consists of a list of skills that testers are likely to require at some point in their career: “Ready, Tester One? GO!“. The different levels she used for classification don’t necessary reflect a precise order: each of us has a set of skills scattered across different levels. She uses the ‘leveling’ idea to gamify the skills, and shows which one actually do require coding knowledge.


Enjoy your read and see you in two weeks!


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