The Test Tribe Radio

The Test Tribe Radio

By The Test Tribe
The Podcast for Software Testers where they can hear all the wisdom shared by several Testing Experts through our several events like Webinar, AMA Sessions, Meetups, TestAways, etc.

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#AMA with James Bach on "All things Software Testing"
Hello Tribe! The Test Tribe is here with another session in the AMA(Ask Me Anything) Series where we hosted Testing Guru James Bach. James answered tons of question on almost all things Software Testing. He needs no introduction as such, but here is brief intro about James: About James: James is CEO of Satisfice, Inc, company dedicated to teaching and consulting in Software Testing. He is a Founding Member of Rapid Software Testing(RST) Methodology. He started in the Software business as a programmer. He likes programming. But He finds the problems of software quality analysis and improvement more interesting than those of software production. For him, there’s something very compelling about the question “How do I know my work is good?” Indeed, how do I know anything is good? What does good mean? That’s why He got into Software Testing, in 1987. James is also the author of books like “Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach” and “Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success“. Know more about James here- LikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-bach-6188a811 Blog: http://www.satisfice.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmarcusbach
2:09:00
March 3, 2020
#AMA Session with Rahul Verma around Automation: Design, Career, Ideas and Trends
Well, we talk a lot about Automation. We assume, we forecast, we bluff. How about knowing Automation better from one of the best in the business? 😍 The Test Tribe is here with another session in the AMA(Ask Me Anything) Series where we hosted Rahul Verma 🤩 His contribution to the community via open source projects and many more things is no mystery. Creator of Daksha, Arjuna framework. 🔥 We don't want to miss the opportunity to get our question answered from him, do we?
2:27:31
January 18, 2020
#AMA session on "Test Designing" with Shrinivas Kulkarni
Hello Tribe, Here is the recording of our second session from the AMA series we started wherein Shrinivas Kulkarni is answering questions on "Test Designing". Due to some technical challenges, we could not upload video, but here is the enhanced audio session. It was a Facebook Live AMA within The Test Tribe group and as promised we are making it available to everyone. Before you start watching the video, you may want to have a look at few(but not all) of the questions which Shrinivas answered during the AMA: -What would be your take on TDD ( Test Driven Design ) vs Traditional testing? What would be the best way to incline engineers to get into this model. -What technique would suggest for a Tester to best decide that the code is ready to be released in production? -Could you give your take on what testers need to keep in mind while designing effective test cases? -Test Design techniques take a certain amount of time how can tester convince or showcase management to adhere to following such techniques in fast-paced sprint delivery. -Can you mention some tools which will help in designing test cases? -How can we provide test cases in a smarter way? -How do we avoid the monotony of designing tests? -How to ensure 100% test coverage is done when designing test cases -How do we improve our design approach over the years? -What are the prerequisites for creating a test design? -What should be the ratio of negative vs positive scenarios in a test design? -What points need to keep in mind ..when we are starting the test design process? -Views about implementing Page Object Model in Automated Selenium Tests. -Views about implementing Page Factory with Page Object Model in Automated Selenium Tests. The cost, advantages, and pitfalls. -How is test design done in 1. Agile 2. Devops. Some of the current companies use agile, DevOps. Please explain these concepts in depth with examples. -I have switched to Test Cases and Test Scenarios as per the context I was in. What's your take on deciding between writing Test Cases vs having Test Scenarios? According to you, what context suits either? -Considering a very short deadline in a sprint, how much effort we need to put on designing test cases, where requirements keep changing. -How much do you recommend on test management tools? Regards, The Test Tribe Team
2:13:22
January 18, 2020
#AMA on All things software testing with Pradeep Soundararajan
Hello Tribe! The Test Tribe is here with another session in the AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series. This AMA Session, we are hosting Pradeep Soundarajan [ CEO Moolya Testing | Testing Thought Leader ] Pradeep has taken questions on “All things Software Testing”. About Pradeep Soundararajan Pradeep is on a mission to build a software testing start-up that solves fundamental unaddressed pain points in testing. With 15+ years of experience as a hands on tester, independent test consultant and now a businessman, he calls himself the living Kung Fu Panda. A well-respected tester in India, Pradeep has experience in different roles such as software tester, test consultant and entrepreneur at Moolya and Appachhi. Know more about Pradeep here- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/testertested/ Blog: https://appachhi.com/blog/author/ps/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/testertested In case you do not know what is an AMA Session: AMA(Ask Me Anything) Session is kind of an interactive interview session where the Speaker picks and answers relevant questions asked by attendees on a pre-decided subject. You can join The Test Tribe Community at bit.ly/tttgroup
1:47:11
January 18, 2020
#TTTribecast - Webinar on "Getting Started in Security Testing" by Santhosh Tuppad
Hello Tribe! We are back with another TTTribeCast Webinar. "Getting Started in Security Testing" by Santhosh Tuppad What is TTTribeCast? Testing Community is amazing. The reach and diversity it has been even more amazing. And that’s why we think that the physical reach of The Test Tribe Community should not become the barrier between Knowledge Givers and Seekers. TTTribeCast is the Webinar Series by The Test Tribe where any Tester from the World can take up the virtual stage and share his/her knowledge with our Tribe. The format is simple. The speaker goes live, shares his/her knowledge on the decided topic followed by a quick Q&A through comments on Live Video. What’s in store this time? Webinar on "Getting Started in Security Testing" by Santhosh Tuppad And we have one of the best in the business talking. A little bit about Santhosh: Santhosh Tuppad has played different roles in his life which include being an entrepreneur, liar, lover, boyfriend, husband, thief, passionate software tester, blogger, reader, trainer, coach, black-hat hacker, white-hat hacker, grey-hat hacker and what not. In this amazing journey of life, he has experienced his salvation. Not to forget that “Salvation comes at a price” and of course he has paid that price. Before he was known for being merciless, ruthless, unkind, evil etc. And today he is known for kindness, humbleness, and some people call him “Privacy Fighter”. Know more about Santhosh here- https://www.linkedin.com/in/santhosh-tuppad-338b7412/ Please note that this session was hosted over Facebook Live and we are reposting it at The Test Tribe Channel to make it accessible to everyone. For more such updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetesttribe :)
1:54:25
January 18, 2020
#TTTribecast - 8 things testers believe & are useless with Ajay Balamurugadas
Hello Tribals, Yes, we are here with something new and exciting yet again. TTTribeCast it is. Our very own Webinar Series. What is TTTribeCast? Testing Community is amazing. The reach and diversity it has is even more amazing. And that's why we think that the physical reach of The Test Tribe Community should not become the barrier between Knowledge Givers and Seekers. TTTribeCast is the Webinar Series by The Test Tribe where any Tester from the World can take up the virtual stage and share his/her knowledge with our Tribe. The format is Simple. The speaker goes live, shares his/her knowledge on the decided topic followed by a quick Q&A through comments on Live Video. What's in Store this time? Webinar by Ajay Balamurugadas on " 8 Things we strongly believe in & are Useless" Testing as a craft evolves and sometimes we stick to a few practices that no longer make sense. Things which suit a particular context become best practices and the whole industry glorifies them. Even if you know that the practices or concepts are no longer applicable, you are in the minority now. Watch this webinar by Ajay Balamurugadas, Delivery Head at Qapitol QA who will help you bust these concepts, refresh your thought process and engage everyone in an interesting and maybe controversial webinar. Concepts like Bug ratios, QA to Dev ratios, Testing terms, Technical Testing, Salary and so on are taken upon, block the next hour of your time and know what Ajay has to say about these topics. About Ajay: Test Professional with 12+ Years of Industry Experience. Currently working as a AVP-Delivery at Qapitol QA. A graduate of Problem Solving Leadership, BBST Courses by AST, Rapid Software Testing, Rapid Testing Intensive workshop, Lean Software Testing Workshop, Ajay Balamurugadas doesn’t hesitate to spend on his learning. Starting his career as a software tester, he continues to be a hands-on software tester along with training new testers, meeting testers in person, presenting at conferences, conducting workshops and sharing his thoughts through his blog and tweets. Ajay started with testing standalone desktop applications and soon moved on to web applications and mobile applications. His journey was boosted by co-founding Weekend Testing (www.weekendtesting.com), Test Maniac (www.testmaniac.com). His short books are popular with many testers for the practical and ready to use tips. He considers being inducted into ‘Bach Brothers’ Testing Legion of Merit’, presenting a keynote at CAST 2015 (http://bit.ly/ajkeynote) and attending Problem Solving Leadership workshop by Jerry Weinberg and Esther Derby to be his big achievements till date. He is also happy at the number of testers who have been influenced positively by his interactions. Know more at https://about.me/ajay184f Happy Learning! Happy Testing!
1:05:53
January 18, 2020
#AMA on Smart QA - Role of Human Intellect with Ashok Thiruvengadam
Hello Tribe! The Test Tribe is here with another session in the AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series. This AMA Session, we hosted Ashok Thiruvengadam [ CEO STAG Software | Professional Software Test Practitioner ] Ashok Thiruvengadam will be taking questions on “Smart QA – The role of human intellect in doing things by thinking scientifically, logically & Creatively”. About Ashok Thiruvengadam: Ashok is the Founder & CEO of STAG Software, a pure play test boutique . He is an alumnus of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago & College of Engineering, Guindy. Passionate about quality, he is the architect of HBT (Hypothesis Based Testing), a personal scientific test methodology implemented immersvelt as “Immersive Session testing” (IST). He is an avid ultra cyclist& marathoner and wordsmith who loves writing poetry. A strong believer in opposites, he strives to marry the western system of scientific thinking with the eastern system of belief and mindfulness. Know more about Ashok Thiruvengadam here- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashokstag/ Twitter: @Ash_Thiru In case you do not know what is an AMA Session: AMA(Ask Me Anything) Session is kind of an interactive interview session where the Speaker picks and answers relevant questions asked by attendees on a pre-decided subject. You can join The Test Tribe Community at bit.ly/tttgroup Please note that this session was hosted over Facebook Live and we are reposting it at The Test Tribe Channel to make it accessible to everyone. For more such updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetesttribe :)
1:04:08
January 18, 2020
#AMA Session on "Changing Role of a Tester and Changing Hiring Context" with Lalit Bhamare
The Test Tribe is back again with another session in the AMA(Ask Me Anything) Series we started sometime back. This time we are hosting Lalit Bhamare(Senior Test Engineer at Xings SE Germany | Chief Editor & Co-Founder of Tea Time with Testers) wherein He will be taking questions on the topic “Changing Role of a Tester and Changing Hiring Context for Testers”. Role of Testers is changing rapidly, and with this, staying relevant, landing the right Testing job and hiring the right Testing talent, all have become challenging. About Lalit: Lalit is currently working with XING AG as a Senior Software Test Engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of popular software testing magazine “Tea-time with Testers”. His particular specialties are his Testing Skills, Test Management, Teaching Testing & providing testing related consultation to project teams. Lalit spent 3 years with Barclays Investment Bank as Sr. Test Analyst and lead their L&D CoP (for testing) which was primarily responsible for rolling out latest testing practices in Barclays, as part of Innov8 (an organization-wide program). He has also worked as founder and director of Technology Excellence Group for Testers, under TCS-Cisco relationship. Has worked as a consultant on demand for various project teams across Barclays group especially to implement CDT in testing projects, along with other things. He is a lead Instructor with AST (Association for Software Testing, USA) for its BBST Foundations classes & also taught Rapid Software Testing full day class at Barclays. Lalit regularly assists James Bach in his Rapid Testing Intensive Online training. He is an active member of local testing groups and has been offered with opportunities to speak at reputed international conferences. Know more about Lalit here- https://www.linkedin.com/in/lalitkumarbhamare/
59:36
January 18, 2020
#AMA with Santhosh Tuppad on "Learning about 'Learning Security Testing'" for Newbees
Hello Tribe! Whoa! This was our first AMA(Ask Me Anything) session, and thanks to all the tribals for their huge support on this initiative!!! The topic we picked was obviously the most voted one during our poll- "Learning about 'Learning Security Testing'" And we have one of the best in the business talking. A little bit about Santhosh: Santhosh Tuppad has played different roles in his life which include being an entrepreneur, liar, lover, boyfriend, husband, thief, passionate software tester, blogger, reader, trainer, coach, black-hat hacker, white-hat hacker, grey-hat hacker and what not. In this amazing journey of life, he has experienced his salvation. Not to forget that “Salvation comes at a price” and of course he has paid that price. Before he was known for being merciless, ruthless, unkind, evil etc. And today he is known for kindness, humbleness, and some people call him “Privacy Fighter”. Know more about Santhosh here- https://www.linkedin.com/in/santhosh-tuppad-338b7412/ In case you do not know what is an AMA Session: AMA(Ask Me Anything) Session is kind of an interactive interview session where the Speaker picks and answers relevant questions asked by attendees on a pre-decided subject. Please note that this session was hosted over Facebook Live and we are reposting it at The Test Tribe Channel to make it accessible to everyone. For more such updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetesttribe :)
2:25:43
January 18, 2020
#TTTribecast - Webinar on "Logic of Verification" with Michael Bolton
Hello, Tribals, We are here with something new and exciting yet again. #TTTribeCast it is. Our very own Webinar Series. This time with a webinar by Michael Bolton. What is TTTribeCast? Testing Community is amazing. The reach and diversity it has been even more amazing. And that’s why we think that the physical reach of The Test Tribe Community should not become the barrier between Knowledge Givers and Seekers. TTTribeCast is the Webinar Series by The Test Tribe where any Tester from the World can take up the virtual stage and share his/her knowledge with our Tribe. The format is Simple. The speaker goes live, shares his/her knowledge on the decided topic followed by a quick Q&A through comments on Live Video. What’s in Store this time? Webinar by Michael Bolton on "The Logic of Verification" Software testing is sometimes described as “verification and validation”—according to Wikipedia “the process of checking that a software system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose”. Yet, if we examine the concept and logic of verification, we quickly recognize that there are serious limitations to what can and cannot be checked and verified. This is not to say that checking is a bad thing—on the contrary; checking can be very valuable. Still, it’s important for testers and their clients to recognize the fundamental limitations of checking, and to address those limitations in our testing strategies. Join Michael Bolton as he outlines the logic of verification, ways in which we might be vulnerable to false premises and misleading conclusions about it, and how we can address those problems by embedding verification in a larger system of testing, experimentation, and critical thinking. About Michael Bolton: Michael's Twitter Bio says- "I help people to solve testing problems that they don't know how to solve, and help them learn how to do that for themselves." Michael is a consultant and trainer specialized in Rapid Software Testing (see http://www.developsense.com), a skill set and a mindset focused on high-value testing that is fast, inexpensive, credible, and accountable. He also write extensively about testing and software development on his blog (see http://www.developsense.com/blog). - He helps organizations, software development groups, and testers to defend the value of projects and products in any development context: Agile, Lean, DevOps, Scrum, or more traditional development models. - He provides consulting to executives and managers who want the fastest, least expensive testing that still completely fulfills the testing mission. - He teaches Rapid Software Testing—one of the world's most highly regarded classes on software testing. - He helps people responsible for testing to focus on a fundamental management question: are there problems that threaten the on-time, successful completion of development work? - He teaches other classes including Rapid Software Testing for Managers, Rapid Software Testing for Programmers, Rapid Software Testing Strategy, Critical Thinking for Testers, and more. Know more about Michael here- LikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bolton-08847/ Blog: http://www.developsense.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelbolton Happy Learning! Happy Testing!
1:40:55
January 18, 2020
#TTTribecast - Webinar on "Heuristics and why testers should care about them" by James Bach
Hello Tribe! The Test Tribe is here with another session in the Webinar Series #TTTribecast, where we hosted Testing Guru James Bach. James talked about “Heuristics and Why you should care about them". He needs no introduction as such, but here is brief intro about James: About James: James is CEO of Satisfice, Inc, company dedicated to teaching and consulting in Software Testing. He is a Founding Member of Rapid Software Testing(RST) Methodology. He started in the Software business as a programmer. He likes programming. But He finds the problems of software quality analysis and improvement more interesting than those of software production. For him, there’s something very compelling about the question “How do I know my work is good?” Indeed, how do I know anything is good? What does good mean? That’s why He got into Software Testing, in 1987. James is also the author of books like “Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach” and “Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success“. Know more about James here- LikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-bach-6188a811 Blog: http://www.satisfice.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmarcusbach For more such updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetesttribe :)
1:27:21
January 18, 2020
#TTTribecast - Webinar on "API Testing using Postman" by Thulsi Krishnan
Hello, Tribals, We are back with another TTTribeCast Webinar. Second Session of the "API Testing using Postman" series we are doing with Thulsi. What is TTTribeCast? Testing Community is amazing. The reach and diversity it has been even more amazing. And that’s why we think that the physical reach of The Test Tribe Community should not become the barrier between Knowledge Givers and Seekers. TTTribeCast is the Webinar Series by The Test Tribe where any Tester from the World can take up the virtual stage and share his/her knowledge with our Tribe. The format is simple. The speaker goes live, shares his/her knowledge on the decided topic followed by a quick Q&A through comments on Live Video. What’s in store this time? Webinar by K.Thulsi Doss on "API testing using Postman Part# 2" We went over the basics quickly as a recap and looked into how we can 1.Use postman collection to show dashboard test results 2.Intro to newman – install ,usage details 3.How we can integrate with CI/CD Jenkins Link to previous session: https://www.facebook.com/sandeep.garg.7106/videos/10157538548188545 About K.Thulsi Doss K.Thulsi Doss is a QA Devops Architect ,having worked on various test frameworks ,solutions ranging from UI to API level. He has over 20 years of MNC experience and currently with IBM. Know more about K.Thulsi Doss here LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thulsi-doss-krishnan-08b94b17/ Happy Learning! Happy Testing!
50:11
January 18, 2020
#AMA on "Testing & Automation in Testing" with Alan Richardson
Hello Tribe! The Test Tribe is here with another session in the AMA (Ask Me Anything) Series. This AMA Session, we hosted the amazing Alan Richardson(Testing Consultant, Author & Coach), very popular in the Testing Community as “EvilTester“. Alan will be taking questions on anything around “Testing and Automation in Testing”. About Alan Richardson: Alan Richardson has more than twenty years of professional IT experience, working as a programmer and at every level of the testing hierarchy from tester through Head of testing. He works as an independent Agile coach and consultant, helping companies improve their use of automation, agile processes, and exploratory technical testing. Author of four books including “Dear Evil Tester”, “Java For Testers” and “Automating and Testing a REST API”. Alan also creates online training courses to help people learn Technical Web Testing and Selenium WebDriver with Java. Alan posts his writing and training videos on EvilTester.com, and CompendiumDev.co.uk. Know more about Alan here- LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eviltester Twitter: @eviltester In case you do not know what is an AMA Session: AMA(Ask Me Anything) Session is kind of an interactive interview session where the Speaker picks and answers relevant questions asked by attendees on a pre-decided subject. You can join The Test Tribe Community at bit.ly/tttgroup Please note that this session was hosted over Facebook Live and we are reposting it at The Test Tribe Channel to make it accessible to everyone. For more such updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetesttribe :)
1:07:13
January 18, 2020
#TTTribecast - Webinar on "Significance of DevOps mindsets on QA roles " with Ravi Kiran
Hello Tribals, We are back with another TTTribeCast, this time with a new face. What is TTTribeCast? Testing Community is amazing. The reach and diversity it has been even more amazing. And that’s why we think that the physical reach of The Test Tribe Community should not become the barrier between Knowledge Givers and Seekers. TTTribeCast is the Webinar Series by The Test Tribe where any Tester from the World can take up the virtual stage and share his/her knowledge with our Tribe. The format is Simple. The speaker goes live, shares his/her knowledge on the decided topic followed by a quick Q&A through comments on Live Video. What’s in Store this time? Webinar by Ravi Kiran M. on “Significance of DevOps mindset in QA roles” Traditional/conventional ways of testing focuses more on the functionality and an overall quality of the Application/Service to be delivered with in a given timeline, which means, we are bound by time, which insists on automating as many phases in the SDLC as possible. DevOps as a culture has been very much accepted by a wider range of companies to succeed with the agile methodology. DevOps advocates for process automation involving Development, Test and Operations teams. Testing is one of the critical components for the DevOps to succeed and expedite product/service delivery. Knowledge and hands on skills with the Test automation with an intersection of DevOps tools and practicing the CICD is becoming a preferred way by many. Lets explore a bit about the Quick Wins approach, Tooling and value add by the QA people with the DevOps mindset to speed up quality deliveries to Production. About Ravi Kiran M Ravi Kiran M. started his career as a Testing Engineer at Zycus and also contributed to Web Application Security and performance testing. He found his passion for DevOps and systems architecture. He is currently working at EBI, UK as a Senior DevOps and managing their hybrid cloud infrastructure and the CICD systems with an eye for Quality and security. Know more about Ravi Kiran M here- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravi-rkm Happy Learning! Happy Testing!
1:20:13
January 18, 2020
#TheTribalInterviews with Ajay Balamurugadas
So few days back we announced #TheTribalInterviews series. Here we go with out first episode... 🤩 What is #TheTribalInterviews? We strongly believe without knowing you all better, we will hit a limit while we try to add value. Your story, opinions, thoughts on Testing, suggestions, pain-points, aspirations, feedback- it all matters massively. Plus, it all will help other Testers massively when we arrive at some meaningful information out of this exercise. 💯 Thanks to our courageous tribal. Thank you Ajay Balamurugadas for being one. :) About Ajay: Test Professional with 12+ Years of Industry Experience. Currently working as a AVP-Delivery at Qapitol QA. A graduate of Problem Solving Leadership, BBST Courses by AST, Rapid Software Testing, Rapid Testing Intensive workshop, Lean Software Testing Workshop, Ajay Balamurugadas doesn’t hesitate to spend on his learning. Starting his career as a software tester, he continues to be a hands-on software tester along with training new testers, meeting testers in person, presenting at conferences, conducting workshops and sharing his thoughts through his blog and tweets. Ajay started with testing standalone desktop applications and soon moved on to web applications and mobile applications. His journey was boosted by co-founding Weekend Testing (www.weekendtesting.com), Test Maniac (www.testmaniac.com). His short books are popular with many testers for the practical and ready to use tips. Credits: Interviewer: Niraj Yadav and Mahesh Chikane Behind Camera: Priyabrata Das
1:09:51
January 18, 2020