PR Coup!

My team uses Dependabot to keep software dependencies up to date. The tool submits PRs against our repositories and we use a checklist/decision tree to help us judge how deeply to review and provide an audit trail of the decision.Patch-level updates of…

CODS It!

 Over on the Association for Software Testing Slack our book club facilitator, Zenzi Ali, is guiding us through Elisabeth Hendrickson’s Explore It! Last week she posed this question:”When joining a new team/job/project, how do you determine the co…

CAST 2022 Recap

  Tl;dr: it was brilliant being at CAST 2022, the conference of the Association for Software Testing, in San Diego last week. Even if I didn’t get out on the water like Tina, it was brilliant to be at an in-person conference again, with…

BCS: Testing, AI, and Diversity

I spoke at the BCS Software Testing Specialist Group’s Testing, AI, and Diversity Conference yesterday. That’s me at the top, holding an imaginary marrow. There’ll be videos of all of the talks online shortly but in the meantime, her…

What a Performance

 At CAST 2022 Eric Proegler delivered a keynote speech packed with information, audience participation, and humour.  Anyone Can Performance Test?!? he said, and then showed a roomful of sceptical testers that he wasn’t lying by having us…