TLDR: I'm on this week's episode of the Ahead in Tech podcast. Video available on YouTube, or find it in your podcast app. Plus, some extended show notes! 🎙
I was honoured to be invited as the first test-focused representative on Sanjay Purswani's podcast Ahead in Tech, and my episode has dropped today! The video is embedded below, or you can click here for more links (including an audio-only version).
Scroll below the video for detailed notes and commentary!
This might mean a few newcomers to my blog, and some people hearing a lot of test-related terminology for the first time. I touched on a lot of topics very broadly during the episode, in no particular order, so if you're experiencing buzzword overload, here are some extra links for the major talking points of the episode.
The rise of SDETs / developers moving to test
Test communities and mentorship
Test Driven Development (TDD)
Further reading from thought leaders
Alan Page & Brent Jensen - Modern Testing Principles (plus a great companion podcast, AB Testing)
T-shaped testers / specialising generalists
Training to become a tester
The phrase "QA"
Exploratory Testing as a human-driven skill
AI in testing
Accenture: Self-Healing Test Automation (it's really hard to find a link which isn't just an advert for Tool X)
Testers don't break things
Other topics that I mentioned, which I still need to find good links for! (But I'm still happy to chat about them regardless.)
Communication skills for testers (especially remote)
Technically upskilling testers (should testers learn to code?/ becoming "code-literate")
Testers as failed developers
"Falling into testing"
Testers as introverts
"No user would ever do that"
Testing as an information delivery business
Benefits of monitoring and logging in production