Bloggers Club July 2022 - Crowd Source Topic

Hi folks!

Following on from my talk at TestBash world last week, the Bloggers club would like to crowd source ideas for this month. Please add your ideas to this topic.

Feel free to write something in the thread or link to your own blog. No better time to get involved in the club!

Update: 11th July 2022
Thanks for all the great suggestions folks! I can’t pick just one. So please write about whichever topic you find most interesting.

If you like to live dangerously you could take a spin of the topic wheel :question:

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How to get involved

  • Write a blog on the above topic any time in July , by the 31st :writing_hand:
  • It can be as long or as short as you want it to be
  • Share a link to the blog on this thread :eyes:
  • Write something in this thread if you prefer
  • Receive lots of support, encouragement, and love from the community :heart:
  • It’s possible you’ll get a shout out from the Ministry of Testing Twitter account @simon_tomes :grinning:
  • If you want to get reminders to submit your blog, RSVP below. I’m pretty forgetful! :astonished:
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Here’s an idea for a blog topic:
How being a member of the testing community has provided me with great learning resources?

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Thank @mirza I like that idea! Lots of space for people to share their perspectives. :muscle:

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I have often considered writing blog posts… but I always either end up with writer’s block or I don’t like how it sounds and just delete what I write. :rofl:

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Thats totally understandable. First one is the hardest. But practice helps.

What about just trying a paragraph or two? Could do it in this thread for example …

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I would, but even just thinking of a topic can be a challenge.

Is it actually of interest or useful/helpful etc.

Not trying to be difficult that’s just how my brain works

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@wadders88 I try to write one blog post a week of about 400 words. A blog post is your view on something and I have found that people are generous in their response. I have learned from responses what subjects people find more useful and more interesting. A good way to start can be to write a review of abook, a presentation, a conference or write a about a recent discovery that you have made.

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Here’s an idea from me

If I wasn’t a tester I’d be a …

Feel free to replace tester with whatever role you have, or identify with most.

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I likes this one a lot. It’s a great way for us to get to know each other on a more personal level.

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I think we have two strong suggestions already but let me add mine also:

How do you see the tester role evolution into the future (with DevOps, AI, ML, Big Data)?

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“Can and should everybody test?” recently came up as a topic in conferences and Twitter discussions and it is rather controversial. Would be interested in reading multiple takes on it.

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Topic ideas:

  • What is testing for anyway, and why do we do it?
  • What is the value of having a dedicated Tester in your team?
  • What is the advantage of not having a dedicated Tester in your team?
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This week I have published a blog post about how to communicate what a testers do. This post relates to the first two topics that have been suggested: How can we communicate what agile testers do? – TestAndAnalysis

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The whole “embedding testers” versus separate QA team is a good topic.

It’s almost a Waterfall vs Agile, but without the biases topic. When is it smarter to have a separate QA team and when is a “test chapter” and embedding of test a better approach. Because there are always areas where KANBAN flow is just plain easier to be good at. All depends on maturity of the function. Hope to see people share on the topic.

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:clap: I liked the spin bowling approach it makes it easier to remember for the management team. Just curious… what was their response? any feedback from them?

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Great involvement this month. :sun_with_face:

I’m going to “spin the wheel”

My topic this month will be from @bischoffdev

What is testing for anyway, and why do we do it?

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Thank you. I have only had a positive response. I also think that the managers I showed it too were suprised by the model as it shows on page what a range of things testers do.

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I just published this blog post Web Performance Testing - What It Is, How It Works, And How You Can Use It.

I’d appreciate any feedback!

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Good points, performance testing doesn’t get enough attention, it was great reading this!

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Very good write-up.

The only thing that I think is missing is a brief overview of the different types of tests; Load, Volume, Stress, Soak etc.

Apart from that, it is a very good description of Performance Testing.

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