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TestProject – Crossword Puzzle


Dear Technologists, hope you all are doing well.

I am sure as of now you have heard about an awesome platform called TestProject (a framework built on top of the Selenium and Appium) and some of you may have explored and using it as well.

Now let's utilize your TestProject learning’s and try solving this Crossword Puzzle.


Submit your answers at qaqcarenablog@gmail.com

What if your answers are correct?

You may win a Prize. 😀


Yes, you read it correctly. If you submit all the correct answers, you have a chance to win a prize from TestProject.

Below are the prize category -
1st Prize - Amazon gift card worth $50
2nd Prize - Amazon gift card worth $30
3rd Prize - Amazon gift card worth $20

If you unable to see the crossword in the above image; don’t worry. Here is close-up of it.


Down -
2. A component that allows using all the browsers on the machine & attached mobile devices to record, develop, execute, and debug tests.
4. It helps in creating reusable pieces of code.
6. Is one of the languages that TestProject platform supports.
7. It's an Agile Test Management platform integrated with TestProject.


Across -
1. This automatically created chart is very helpful when tests are running on multiple agents.
3. These are pieces of code which you can reuse.
5. It's required to integrate Jenkins with TestProject.
8. A feature that allows Testers to quickly record and create automated checks for Web, Android and iOS applications.
9. This platform is integrated with TestProject and allows Tester to test App compatibility on various Operating Systems, Browser versions &  Devices.
10. ______ Integration with TestProject help Teams to run automated checks on various emulators.
11. ______ Jobs is one of the approach TestProject Jenkins plugin supports.


So what are you waiting for? Be a #TestProjectTestingMaster and solve the puzzle.

Keep learning, keep sharing, and yes, stay safe. 😇

Continuous Learning – What I did in the last Month (June 2020)


Dear Technologists, hope you all are doing well.

Last month was bit engaging as I have attended two Conferences, read a Book, attended Webinars, watched Videos, and listened to a Podcast. In addition to regular office work; here is the quick summary of my learning engagements for the last month.

Conference – Tribal Qonf 2020
Tribal Qonf 2020 (organized by The Test Tribe Community) is one of the conferences of the Year that I was looking forward to and I am glad that I have attended it. This was a 2 day event happened on 27th & 28th Jun, 2020. Almost every talk was special and had lots of things to learn from.
This was the 1st season of Tribal Qonf and it was very well organized and nicely executed event. The best part is; I got an opportunity to listen to my favorite Software Testing Thought Leaders (James Bach and Michael Bolton) live. In the past; I have attended their talks live during OnlineTestConf seasons.


Search for the hashtag #TribalQonf on Twitter and check out some tweets.

Webinar: State of Testing report 2020
This webinar was organized by PractiTest on the topic What can we learn from the 2020 State of Testing Report.
In this webinar; panelists have reviewed the main findings of the State of Testing Report – 2020 and analyzed what this can mean to the present and the future of the Software Testing Community.


I reckon; this is a very informative session and you should check it out here.

Ask Me Anything - Michael Bolton
This video is available on TestingUy’s YouTube channel. This is the recording of a Webinar. I was not able to attend it live, but could able to watch this video.
In this AMA session; Michael has answered questions about Braiding Stories (Story about the Product status, Story about Oracles, Story about the Testing done, etc.), Developers learning Testing (What will happen, What could possibly go wrong?), and Testing of AI vs AI in Testing?

If interested; check out the video here.

Podcast - A Career In Testing
This is an interesting Podcast available on Qualitest’s The Testing Show. You can listen to it here.

Agile Testing in Context
This video is available on TestingUy’s YouTube channel. In this talk, Janet Gregory has shared some important insights on below points.
- Challenges
- Plan for Testing
- Key Testing practices that work across teams

If interested; check out the video here.

Conference - Tricentis User Conference 2020
Attended Tricentis User Conference 2020 organized by Tricentis. This Conference was divided into two sections: Practitioner track (comprised of 8 Parallel Technical Tracks) and Business track (comprised of Tricentis keynotes, Customer panel, & Partner keynotes).
Though it was their 1st attempt in Virtual Conference; I am really impressed the way Tricentis team has executed the whole program smoothly. This was the 1st time I have attended TUC event and it was all-together good experience. In addition; I am one of the winners in Top Attentive Member contest ran during the conference. 😇


Search for the hashtag #TricentisUC on Twitter and check out some tweets.

Webinar: TestProject CI/CD with Docker and Jenkins
This webinar was organized by TestProject Team. In this webinar, Anand Bhagwat has covered below topics.
- Introduction to TestProject: Running Sample Test Suite Without Jenkins
- Running TestProject Test Suite on Docker Agent
- Creating & Running Jenkins Pipeline
- Reports & Dashboards

If interested; check out the video here.

Book - Buddha in Testing: Finding Peace in Chaos
This is a fantastic Book on Software Testing written by Pradeep Soundararajan.  

This was the feeling I had when I started reading this book.


In my opinion; this is a must read book for everyone who cares about Software Testing and the Quality of the Software.

If interested; check out more details here.

That’s all from my side.


What have you done? What courses you have taken or areas that you are focusing on?

Have you attended any Online Software Testing event (Meetup, Conference, Webinar etc.)? Comment below with your thoughts, experiences, and recommendations, etc. 

Keep learning, keep sharing, and yes, stay safe. 😇

Continuous Learning – What I did in the last Month (May 2020)


Dear Technologists, hope you all are doing well.

In addition to regular office work; here is the quick summary of my learning engagements for the last month.

Conference – Spring OnlineTestConf 2020
Attended Spring OnlineTestConf 2020. This was my 6th edition in a row. This time it was a three day event. As usual, it had a variety of talks and was very well organized conference.


Careers in Test Leadership: Coaching Testing and Testers: Experiences, Techniques, and Advice
This video is available on Test Masters Academy’s YouTube channel. In this video, you can find answers to below questions.  
- What is Coaching?
- What are the Coaching Techniques?
- How do you coach Testing?
- When you coach, when do you know when to start and when to finish?
- What are the better ways of Coaching OR How can we learn to do our coaching better?

If interested; check out the video here.

Principles to Guide Testing: Modern and Agile
This video is available on SoftwareTestPro’s YouTube channel. In this Video, Lisa Crispin has covered below items.
- 10 Principles for Agile Testers and Modern Testing Principles
- How these principles relate to each other
- How these principles can help in building Quality


If interested; check out the video here.

Top 5 Mistakes of a New Manager
This video is available on Clavent’s YouTube channel. In this Video, Ajay Balamurugadas has covered below items.
- Things a Manager does or supposed to do
- Top 5 mistakes of a new Manager
- Solutions to each of these mistakes

If you are a Team member and want to become a Manager or already working as a Manager; in my opinion you should watch this video.
If interested; check out the video here.

Test Automation in DevOps
This course is available on the Test Automation University and encompasses below areas.
- Introduction to DevOps
- What’s in your Pipeline?
- Test Automation Strategy for DevOps
- Infrastructure considerations
- Learning in Production
- Getting your whole Team engaged

This course will introduce you to DevOps, enable you to learn the possibilities and benefits of Test Automation in DevOps.
If interested, check out the course here by Lisa Crispin

Podcast - Michael Bolton on the Testing Mindset
This is one of the best podcast on Software Testing. I will refrain from writing what it comprised of. If you are a Software Tester or someone who want to understand the inherent meaning of Software Testing; I reckon you should listen to this podcast.
If interested; do listen to the podcast here.

Design Thinking: Understanding the Process
This course is available on LinkedIn Learning and encompasses below areas.
- Agile, lean, and design thinking
- Preparing to sell design thinking to your organization
- Finding the real problem
- Ideation
- Prototyping
- Correcting course
- Offshoring and outsourcing
- Getting past organizational inertia and silos
- Tracking your success


This beginner level course is mainly focused on the business justification and strategic considerations for using design thinking techniques in an organization.
If interested, check out the course here by Chris Nodder

Python Quick Start
This course is available on LinkedIn Learning and encompasses below areas.
- What is Python?
- Strengths and benefits of Python
- Types of data
- Storing data using variables
- Built-in and custom functions
- Lists and tuples
- Conditional statements
- Iteration with loops
- Recursive functions
- Object-oriented programming

I reckon; if you are a beginner in programming; then this course will be helpful. However; don’t just watch the video, try doing some hands-on as well.
If interested, check out the course here by Lavanya Vijayan

Workshop – Learn the 4 Step Method of Public Speaking
No matter which industry we are in; public speaking is an essential skill. This is a learnable skill and this workshop is designed with essential 4 step method of public speaking.
Personally, I liked this workshop. If you are also interested; then you can find out more details about this workshop (by Praveen Wadalkar) here.   

In addition, added new bugs to the Be a User first; then a Tester playlist. Check out the below Bugs which I have found while USING the LinkedIn’s Android App.

 


That’s all from my side.

What courses you have taken or areas that you are focusing on?

Have you attended any Online Software Testing event (Meetup, Conference, Webinar etc.)? Comment below with your thoughts, experiences, and recommendations, etc.


In this month, I will be attending Tricentis UserConference 2020 and Tribal Qonf 2020

Keep learning, keep sharing, and yes, stay safe. 😇