This weekend, I managed to hang the terminal at the supermarket checkout. After entering my customer loyalty number, I had to enter my PIN and then press The Green Button.
It’s the start of a new year and time to start planning out your schedule and goals for the year. Going to a conference could well be one of them, so here are a few tips to help you choose a good one.
One of the many tests that I often do is a consistency test. It’s something that’s really hard to automate, and testing for it can unearth different sorts of problems, six of which I’ll detail in this post.
I recently travelled to Kitchener, Canada, to speak at Targeting Quality 2016, a great little conference with a good range of speakers and topics. Going to conferences is a good way to learn and expand your network, and if you go to one as a speaker, there are a few more benefits –besides the obvious […]
I play Words with Friends, but since I use the free version, I have to put up with ads after every move. Annoying–but that’s what I expect if I’m playing for “free.” Sometimes, I see this error: In my opinion, this is far more annoying than the adverts. No, I am not going to rotate […]
Three years ago, I wrote a Spin Post about overcoming shyness at conferences. Now three years later, I just finished speaking at GLSEC 2016—my first public presentation. The talk seemed to go well; I got some good feedback and have been accepted at another conference, Targeting Quality, to talk again.
I have an alarm clock app that I’ve been running on my iPad2 for a couple of years now. Apart from groaning when it goes off in the morning, I’ve been happy with it. It always goes off, no crashes, and it has carried on working through several iOS upgrades. Well, I thought it was […]
So, you’ve got all your automated tests passing and are feeling good. Have you thought about and tested the following five things?
I check Atomic Spin every day (and I hope you do, as well). One reason is because there is always interesting content, and I can learn about some new area that I knew nothing about. Another reason is that it can help me to get to know my colleagues better. And a final reason is […]
Over the Christmas holiday break, I had some spare time to try out a few new apps. Most of the apps I tried had a corresponding web portal to manage a user’s account and preferences. As a tester, I know that consistency is important. I like to pay attention to the consistency between an app […]