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Happy Software Testing New Year 2017

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# Happy Testing New Year (for 2017)

# Alan Richardson
# [blog.eviltester.com](http://blog.eviltester.com)
# [www.compendiumdev.co.uk](http://www.compendiumdev.co.uk)

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# I try to avoid New Year's Resolutions

## I think we need to resolve to make changes every day

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# But... The Evil Tester Sloganizer has a resolution template

- visit [http://eviltester.com/apps/sloganizer.html](http://eviltester.com/apps/sloganizer.html)
- Open the Browser Dev Console
- Type the JavaScript Below for instant resolutions:

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for(var x=0;x<100;x++){> - the things you are fighting against, the goals you want to hit, the results you want to achieve, the benefits you are working towards.
- Throughout the day write down the actions that you take and the results you achieve.
- At the end of the day, write down your why, and what you will do next.

And repeat. Every day. To keep renewing and working towards your resolutions.

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# Happy New Year

## And all the best for 2017

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# Author: Alan Richardson


- [SeleniumSimplified.com](http://SeleniumSimplified.com),
- [EvilTester.com](http://EvilTester.com),
- [JavaForTesters.com](http://javafortesters.com), and
- [CompendiumDev.co.uk](http://compendiumdev.co.uk).

Alan posts information and videos regularly to social media on:

- Twitter - [@eviltester](https://twitter.com/eviltester)
- Instagram - [@eviltester](https://www.instagram.com/eviltester)
- Linkedin - [@eviltester](https://uk.linkedin.com/in/eviltester)
- Youtube - [EvilTesterVideos](https://www.youtube.com/user/EviltesterVideos)
- Pinterest - [@eviltester](https://uk.pinterest.com/eviltester/)






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Happy Software Testing New Year 2017

  1. 1. Happy Testing New Year ﴾for 2017﴿ Alan Richardson blog.eviltester.com www.compendiumdev.co.uk
  2. 2. I try to avoid New Year's Resolutions I think we need to resolve to make changes every day
  3. 3. But... The Evil Tester Sloganizer has a resolution template visit http://eviltester.com/apps/sloganizer.html Open the Browser Dev Console Type the JavaScript Below for instant resolutions: for(var x=0;x<100;x++){ console.log("‐" + process_sentence(sentences[30]));}
  4. 4. Here are some examples if you want some inspiration for making Resolutions...
  5. 5. I resolve to Question More Requirements Take nothing for granted Model "Testing" as a Questioning Process I use techniques from Psychotherapy to ask questions I recommend "The Structure of Magic" volumes 1 & 2 by Bandler and Grinder for good questioning ideas. I wrote about this in "NLP meta model for testers" compendiumdev.co.uk/nlp and here compendiumdev.co.uk/page/nstc201605
  6. 6. I think I might just create a log of what I explore The one skill I see most exploratory testers in need of improving is... note taking skills I wrote about this on my blog blog.eviltester.com/2013/09/10‐ experiments‐to‐improve‐your.html You might find this webinar I presented helpful on Thinking Visually youtu.be/K4hvAbN2QbE You can also find exploratory testing notes in the Black Ops Testing Archives blackopstesting.com/post/
  7. 7. I suppose I could scrutinize ambiguity You bet you could The 'meta model' that I mentioned earlier covers how to do this And I wrote about his a long time ago in a "Test Scripting" essay compendiumdev.co.uk/page/testscripting
  8. 8. I suppose I could write down what I learn And, this is what I do. I keep a log of actions, decisions, todos, results, and things I learn. Over the course of the day it builds up and supports my end of day and periodic history reviews. I do all of this in an Evernote which is titled "20161231 Day Notes ‐ Saturday", but I change the date, and the day of the week. The day of the week is to help me remember what day it is!
  9. 9. I made a resolution to practice so that I can test intelligently And I do practice. I create coding exercises, I look for web sites that use technology I don't understand. I try to bypass GUIs that I don't like. I try to apply all the stuff I read in books from non‐testing subjects to testing. I practice so I can test better and with more deliberate thoughtful action.
  10. 10. Don't Rely on a New Year's Resolution Renew and Revisit your resolutions every day. Write down the actions you will take today ﴾todo list﴿. Write down your "WHY?" ‐ the things you are fighting against, the goals you want to hit, the results you want to achieve, the benefits you are working towards. Throughout the day write down the actions that you take and the results you achieve. At the end of the day, write down your why, and what you will do next. And repeat. Every day. To keep renewing and working towards your resolutions.
  11. 11. Happy New Year And all the best for 2017
  12. 12. Author: Alan Richardson SeleniumSimplified.com, EvilTester.com, JavaForTesters.com, and CompendiumDev.co.uk. Alan posts information and videos regularly to social media on: Twitter ‐ @eviltester Instagram ‐ @eviltester Linkedin ‐ @eviltester Youtube ‐ EvilTesterVideos Pinterest ‐ @eviltester

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