TestBash Belfast

I am absolutely delighted to be working with the lovely folk at the Ministry of Testing and some of the top local testers in the community (Heather and Hugh) in helping bring their flagship brand of testing conferences, TestBash, to Belfast, and indeed Ireland as a whole, for the first time ever. The event is scheduled for May 18th and we’re working hard at the moment to secure a very interesting lineup of speakers that hopefully will tempt some of the top

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Ops! I did it again!

Anyone in the software industry I’m sure will have seen by now that there is an unsettling trend to adding the suffix -Ops onto any existing job title in what I can only assume is an attempt to reinvent the role and make it more sexier to a younger, hungrier generation (much like Marathon became Snickers, MSN became Windows Live and rather dramatically, Jif became Cif). Although the notion of DevOps has been around since approximately 2008 (according to ‘A Short History of DevOps‘) and in

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Delivering More With Postman

Now that I’ve pushed the envelope with a mail delivery related title, I’ve no need to make any further puns. Instead, I can focus on addressing the issue at hand and stamping my authority on the topic. Right, enough of that silliness – chances are you’ve been tasked with testing an API at some point in your distinguished careers as software testers. One of my favourite tools for doing so is the wonderful tool called Postman. One of the reason’s its so successful

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Exploring Session Based Testing

So, you want to get involved in doing more exploratory testing but you don’t know the best way to go about doing it? Perhaps you’ve heard of testing in a session? Perhaps you’d ideally like to combine both session based testing and exploratory testing. Well, I have the right article for you (written, of course, by myself). Head on over to the blog at Instil.co (a lovely local Northern Irish development house) and read my thoughts on Exploring Session Based Testing. http://instil.co/2016/01/07/exploring-session-based-testing/

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Belfast Tester’s Meetup

Calling all testers in Belfast (hey, and beyond, why not!) – if you’ve ever wanted to meet up and chat about all things testing then now is your chance. Why not sign up to the Belfast Tester’s meetup.com and get information on cool test related events happening in and around Belfast? I know I would! Wait! I did! Belfast Testers Meetup Belfast, GB 26 Tester McTesters For anyone interested in Software Testing from any aspects of the Software Engineering discipline

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; It seems only fitting to use words from the Bard himself to introduce this topic given it’s been 400 years (+1 day) since the death of old Billy Shakespeare, but nonetheless the quote from Romeo & Juliet is a rather apt one for this topic. Many of you reading this will be well aware of the many different job titles that are

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Decisions Are Made by Those Who Show Up

Unsurprisingly, I am a huge fan of the West Wing and like many of television’s best productions, if you look hard enough you can find many lessons to learn from the shows. This particular quote – and title of this blog – occurs in a few episodes along the way but it appears first in the season finale of the first season as President Bartlett is delivering a speech encouraging those present to get involved in politics and if they

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Hi. I'm Neill. I'm a software tester from Belfast. You could say a Belfast Tester. I've worked in some companies and all my thoughts are my own. Not the man's. I can think for myself. Honestly.

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