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What testers can learn to work more effectively with programmers

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Slides from session at Belgium Testing Days. See lisacrispin.com to see photos of the ideas the audience came up with.

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What testers can learn to work more effectively with programmers

  1. 1. Speaking Their Language:What Testers Can Learn to Work Effectively with Programmers Belgium Testing Days 2012 Lisa Crispin Copyright 2012, Lisa Crispin 1
  2. 2. About me…Programmer, tester, agile team member 2 Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  3. 3. Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams; Addison Wesley 2009
  4. 4. What programmers say:We can communicate so much better with atester who understands programmingconcepts Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  5. 5. Wait a minute… Shouldn’t programmers learn about testing so they can work better with testers? Of course, but that’s a whole different session! Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  6. 6. What we testers can do Whole Team Approach •  Programming Concepts •  IDEs Testing Skills •  Database •  Maintaining environments •  Domain knowledge Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  7. 7. Programming Concepts Common Vocabulary Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  8. 8. IDEs If you use same tools asteammates… …they can more easily help you
  9. 9. Database Knowledge Learn Data Model Tools such as SQL Developer Online SQL Make friends tutorials with your DBA! Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  10. 10. Maintaining Environments Maintain your own test environments •  Linux/Unix •  Windows •  Mac •  Control "
  11. 11. Domain KnowledgeCopyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  12. 12. Add Value Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  13. 13. What else? •  Form groups of 5 – 6 people •  What else can testers learn to work more effectively with programmers? •  Appoint a spokesperson & share your top item with everyone Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  14. 14. Share Your Ideas Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  15. 15. Some Agile Testing Resources•  lisacrispin.com•  janetgregory.ca•  exampler.com•  agile-testing@yahoogroups.com•  testobsessed.com•  testingreflections.com•  dhemery.com•  gojko.net•  shino.de 15 Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin
  16. 16. Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and AgileTeamsBy Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregorywww.agiletester.ca Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin 16
  17. 17. Experiences of Test AutomationDorothy Graham and Mark Fewster Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin 17
  18. 18. Specification by ExampleHow successful teams deliver the rightsoftwareGojko AdzicCase studies from > 50 teams 18 Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin Copyright 2008 Janet Gregory, DragonFire
  19. 19. All Proceeds to Charity!Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal HowThey Improve SoftwareEdited by Tim Riley, Adam GoucherIncludes chapter by yours truly Copyright 2012: Lisa Crispin 19
  20. 20. What will YOU learn next?

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