Bloggers Club June/July 2020: Testing is like

Featuring Floor-A, The Explora

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by @janet_gregory

Gardens grow and change with time like our products, and if we don’t constantly work on our ‘technical debt’ by keeping the weeds down and pulling them up by the roots, then it gets overgrown and useless. Two years ago, we left our garden alone for 2 weeks at a critical time while I attended a conference. When we came back, the garden was overrun with weeds. The plants did not flourish very well that year even after we spent time pulling weeds and cleaning up our ‘technical debt’.

But enough with the analogy. Products are not a garden.
https://janetgregory.ca/what-is-testing/

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Here is my entry to this challenge :slight_smile:

thanks @heather_reid for coming up with the idea!

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I’ve had a go, something very personal and a bit different - first ever wordpress blog post too, so thanks for the nudge.

https://beththetester.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/testing-is-like/

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Here is my contribution to the challenge: Testing is like buying a new Cello!

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Here’s my contribution:
http://www.cryan.com/blog/20200706.jsp

Thanks for the challenge!

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btw: @scolson has written about this years ago too:
https://lyontesting.fr/en/what-the-autonomous-robotic-vacuum-cleaner-teaches-us-analogy-with-software-testing/

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BTW: Testing is like doing laundry too.

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http://cartoontester.blogspot.com/2010/08/agile-v-traditional-housekeeping.html
Go read get the Cartoon tester book for your summer reading. :slight_smile:

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I love this! Cool and poetic.

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Uwoh, I second pretty much everything you said here, so many parallels with my experience/history. Great to read. Also love blogs with a conversational and personal tone as well, so I look forward to reading more posts from you in the future :smiley:

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That’s a really nice comment Bruce, thankyou. I enjoyed reading your blog too, you’ve got a very original writing style, very cool indeed.

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Here is my take on this Challenge
Testing is like… Yoga !

Please give it a read and share your thoughts friends :slight_smile:

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Thank you to every one of you for contributing. It’s been a wonderful first day back from holidays catching up on this thread :heart:

Here’s to the next Bloggers Club challenge :tada:

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I also created a post for this topic on my new blog:
Testing is like playing music :

https://www.thetestingpirate.be/2020/07/09/testing-is-like-playing-music/

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I have written a blogpost on this topic:

> Testing is like Sport.

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@bethtestleadleeds, @vherckbart & @srinivasskc I added your blog RSS feeds to the MoT blog feed as it seemed you weren’t already on there so I had to fix that :wink:

@cryancom I couldn’t seem to find the RSS for yours so I couldn’t add it this time. If you have it to hand, can you send it to me and I’ll get you added too? :slight_smile:

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@heather_reid thx, The plan was to ask it this week :wink:

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Here is my blog post inspired by this brilliant idea.

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I’ve posted mine on my testing blog: https://georgiabloyce.tech.blog/2020/07/14/testing-is-like-writing-a-blog-post/

Enjoyed the challenge and reading all the other blogs! Hoping my entry for next month won’t be so last minute.

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Thanks Heather, Here is my take on

Testing is like - Living a life

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