Thanks everyone who joined our webinar yesterday. Particularly Matt Heusser for being such an awesome guest! As promised during the webinar, you can now access the recording below:
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During the webinar, we discussed the various ways in which you can think about, get started with and get feedback on your deliberate software testing practices. See the links below for resources you will likely find useful on your journey towards being a better software tester:
Software or Sites to Practice With:
- The world renowned (at least, within the software testing community) Parking Calculator challenge: http://adam.goucher.ca/parkcalc/ How many bugs can you find?
- Free, safe place to practice your hacking skills: https://www.hackthissite.org/
- WebGoat is another application you can practice your security testing skills against: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_WebGoat_Project
- You should definitely check out these Black Box Exploratory Testing puzzles from James Lyndsay too! http://blackboxpuzzles.workroomprds.com/
- There’s a good list of sites to practice various sorts of testing against on the MOT Forum, here: https://club.ministryoftesting.com/t/products-and-sites-to-practice-testing-on/1242/15
- And here’s the Palindrome Challenge site Matt mentioned: http://xndev.com/palindrome/ You can find an article about this on the TestRail blog too: The Palindrome Testing Challenge.
Communities you can Engage with for Feedback:
- Weekend Testing http://weekendtesting.com/
- The Ministry of Testing https://www.ministryoftesting.com/
- The Association for Software Testing https://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/
- There’s also plenty of activity and testers on Twitter, just look for the #testing tag!
Games that are Useful for Developing Testing Skills:
- Car Wars
- And a couple we didn’t mention: Swish and my personal favourite, Robot Wars.
It’s Time to Buzz the Tower
Now you have all the resources, there’s no excuse not to put some of your learning into action. So, go practice your testing – deliberately – and let us know how you got on in the comments section below. If you need some feedback, ask for it and either Matt or myself or really, anyone else reading this, should be able to provide you with some.
Also, if you think of some resources, places to test, communities to engage with or games to play – I would love to hear about them. Please post them in the comments section below!
Stay in touch y’all, and see you at the next webinar!
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