TLDR; Happy New Year – And all the best for 2017 – resolve to make changes every day – don’t rely on a single point in the year.
I try to avoid New Year’s Resolutions.
I think we need to resolve to make changes every day.
- visit http://eviltester.com/apps/sloganizer.html
- Open the Browser Dev Console
console.log("-" + process_sentence(sentences));}
- Take nothing for granted
- Model “Testing” as a Questioning Process
- I use techniques from Psychotherapy to ask questions
- I recommend “The Structure of Magic” volumes 1 & 2 by Bandler and Grinder for good questioning ideas.
- I wrote about this in “NLP meta model for testers” compendiumdev.co.uk/nlp
- and here compendiumdev.co.uk/page/nstc201605
- The one skill I see most exploratory testers in need of improving is… note taking skills
- I wrote about this on my blog blog.eviltester.com/2013/09/10-experiments-to-improve-your.html
- You might find this webinar I presented helpful on Thinking Visually youtu.be/K4hvAbN2QbE
- You can also find exploratory testing notes in the Black Ops Testing Archives blackopstesting.com/post/
- You bet you could
- The ‘meta model’ that I mentioned earlier covers how to do this
- And I wrote about his a long time ago in a “Test Scripting” essay compendiumdev.co.uk/page/testscripting
And, this is what I do. I keep a log of actions, decisions, todos, results, and things I learn. Over the course of the day it builds up and supports my end of day and periodic history reviews.
I do all of this in an Evernote which is titled “20161231 Day Notes – Saturday”, but I change the date, and the day of the week. The day of the week is to help me remember what day it is!
And I do practice.
- I create coding exercises,
- I look for web sites that use technology I don’t understand.
- I try to bypass GUIs that I don’t like.
- I try to apply all the stuff I read in books from non-testing subjects to testing.
I practice so I can test better and with more deliberate thoughtful action.
- Write down the actions you will take today (todo list).
- Write down your “WHY?” – the things you are fighting against, the goals you want to hit, the results you want to achieve, the benefits you are working towards.
- Throughout the day write down the actions that you take and the results you achieve.
- At the end of the day, write down your why, and what you will do next.
And repeat. Every day. To keep renewing and working towards your resolutions.
Happy New Year – And all the best for 2017
Happy Testing New Year (for 2017)