From the middle of the month and we’re already close to the end of the 30 Days of Tools challenge. Wowzers, where did all that time fly by!?
That doesn’t mean we’ve missed anything because, well. just check out how much sharing goodness has happened in the last 12 days. A whole tonne of sharing = a whole tonne of learning = a whole tonne of connections. This is community co-creation in full swing.
With too many to mention, here are just some of the brilliant highlights:
- How do you convince your team to invest in tools? James Espie suggests thinking in terms of outputs and outcomes: “Choosing a tool is an Output - but what we are trying to achieve is the Outcome.”
- It looks like creating time and space is a super common blocker for learning about tools, as discussed on this thread. Yet I wonder, if we asked “why” a few more times what might we discover?
- Hands down it’s clear how much “examples” are an important part of useful documentation. Find out what tools provide good documentation.
- I was kinda surprised to not see a whole tonne of ideas for the “ultimate tool”. Those who did share came up with brilliant ideas. Go creative, what tool would make all the difference to your day to day?
- Great to read all the appreciation for the folks who have taught us about a certain tool. Important we continue to lift each other up and say thanks.
- Mark Winteringham decided to create a handy Twitter List as part of finding testing tool developers on social media. Nice!
- I very much enjoyed Andrea Jensen’s visual representation of their testing tool timeline.
- “A tool-aware approach cannot exist unless the person has the freedom to actually try out other options.” Sound advice from Louise Gibbs.
And Richard and Mark have been busy sharing their own reflections and experiences alongside replies shared on The Club. Revisit their daily live streams via this handy YouTube playlist.
Thank you for your energy and for all your sharing. It’s amazing!
What are your highlights as the month comes to an end?
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