A while ago, I saw this tweet from Maaret where she reflected on her 25 years of testing and on how her career and roles have developed throughout time: This made me realize that 2022 marks my 20 years of testing, so I decided to follow Maaret’s lead and reflect on my own timeline. I… read more
Author: Ru Cindrea
After watching the WWDC 2015 presentation of the new testing tools that will be available in XCode 7, which promises UI testing and code coverage right inside XCode, I decided to give it a try myself. This blog post is a summary of my experience.
This year, Alexandra and Ru will be representing Altom at Let’s Test in Runö, Sweden. Alexandra will be doing a workshop on examining our testing skills using black boxes and puzzles: Let’s Test – Examining Your Testing Skill Workshop with Alexandra Casapu Ru will be co-hosting the Let’s Testlab with Martin Jansson from Quality Minds. They have a… read more
At Belgium Testing Days this year, in Brussels, Adina, Ru and Maaret are organizing the Test Lab – a 2 day open space full of fun, interactive sessions based on hands-on testing. To see more about the program and what we are planning to test there, have a look at this page: http://btdconf.com/session/testlab-215/ This video should… read more
At TestBash this year, in beautiful Brighton, Ru and Maaret will hold a 2 hour workshop on Test Driven Development with Lego Robots. In this workshop, we’re practicing making our test ideas crisp and clear before implementation. As business owners, we have one Lego Mindstorms Robot, a great vision for a product with technical uncertainties… read more
After testing a few of mobile games on iOS and Android, I worked with my colleagues from Altom on putting together a mindmap with our ideas on aspects that you should think of when starting to test a game on a mobile phone.
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- Organized around four critical challenges in software testing:
- What is the mission of this testing effort and how does project strategy help achieve that mission?
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A while back, my mom had mentioned that Dara, my oldest niece, who is about to turn 12 soon, had started a computer science class at school and was having some problems with C++ programming that no one in the family could help her with. So, when I was at home visiting them a few months ago, I asked Dara if she wanted me to see if I can help her with that, and she mentioned she had problems understanding arrays.
We went through what the teacher had told them and I did my best to explain them a bit better and give her some examples, which seemed to have helped. However, I suggested that we try to do one of her homework exercises together and asked her if she had any that we could look at. She told me about this website that is used by students all over Romania (http://campion.edu.ro/) which has programming exercises grouped by age/level and by the topic they cover, and that there are a few there that their teacher had suggested they try if they want to practice the use of arrays. So we chose the first one.
Here’s what it said:
Ana and Maria are playing a game with cards with 5 digit numbers written…
While testing an iPhone application that is part of a bigger solution developed by teams in different locations, I came across a few issues that made me look into some of the available options for recording the application in use on a real iPhone and I decided to try to build my own testing sled using parts I already had around the office. It turned out that the original iPhone packaging had everything I needed.
Having just returned from my first Eurostar conference, I’ve made a mindmap of all the sessions and tutorials that I attended and tried to include all the notes I had (if any) on each of them:
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