I have been happily testing software and reporting bugs since 2005. I am the Author of Mega Ultra Super Happy Software Testing Fun Time. As well as writing I enjoy playing violin, playing PC games, going to the gym and pushing Golang and R to Github. I currently work at Scott Logic as a Senior Test Engineer.
At the Agile North East Lightning Talks Competition I had 8 minutes to tell a room full of people how to help testers succeed.
How I used Go to create a web app that would help me practice violin scales.
After 18 months testing FX trading software I decided to create and share a heuristic cheat sheet to help explore trading apps.
How I used R to collect and analyse all of the tweets made about Test Bash Manchester, a recent software testing conference.
I was lucky enough to attend Test Bash Manchester recently. This is my first hand report of the experience. Find out what happened when testers from around the world all came together to talk about testing.
Having never given a technical talk before, I agreed to speak in public then found myself figuring out how I was going to do this.
I developed a web application to enable exploration of the data collected by a survey of software testers. I explain how R and Shiny can be used to create reactive web applications which make data accessible to a wider audience.
Continuing my research into Software Testers I examine how and why people are getting into testing careers and present a snapshot of testers in 2016
I decided to do some research into testers and the challenges we face in the work place to find some answers. These are some my findings.
How to stay fresh, focused and super effective when testing alone
Some of the biggest challenges when testing software can be getting the software into some very specific states...
Six annoyingly awkward bug patterns that every tester should know...
When deciding which tests to automate, one criteria commonly used is to identify simple repetitive tasks that are performed often. This morning while completing my bacon sandwich order form I realised that this was a relatively simple task that I repeat each Friday morning.