January 17, 2017

Looking for ways to improve your software testing? Purchase a TestSphere Deck!

The Ministry of Testing just announced a new product to help software testers improve their craft: They have distilled their collective wisdom down into the size of a deck of cards.

Pre-order now! Shipping in March 2017.


Taken from the Ministry of Testing Store site:

"A hundred cards featuring a hundred testing concepts: Heuristics, Techniques, Feelings, Quality Aspects and Patterns. 

"Each card explains the concept with a slogan and three examples that were designed to have you think about them in different ways.

"Testers brainstorm, coach, share knowledge and share experiences by using these cards as a conversation starter, a story telling game, a tool that facilitates workshops and as a guide for their testing sessions.

"Whether you’re a new tester looking for a fun way to learn about testing or one with many years of experience behind you, TestSphere aims to unlock barriers that you didn’t know were there".

The five categories for the cards:

  • Heuristics: Possible ways of tackling a problem.
  • Techniques: Clever activities we use in our testing to find possible problems.
  • Feelings: Every feeling that was triggered by your testing should be handled as a fact.
  • Quality Aspects: Possible aspects of your application that may be of interest.
  • Patterns: Patterns in our testing, but also patterns that work against us, while testing such as Biases.

The Ministry of Testing is a software testing group that is heavily active in the United Kingdom, making inroads in the United States in the past year, and most recently with the Ministry of Testing - Boston Meetup group, where I just became co-organizer.

Buy your pack now! They will be shipping in March 2017.

Happy Testing!

-T.J. Maher
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// Sr. QA Engineer, Software Engineer in Test, Software Tester since 1996.
// Contributing Writer for TechBeacon.
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