Task 3: Find a Video about Agile Testing and Watch it
October 4, 2017
I wrote a blog post giving an introduction to the 30 days of testing challenge that I am doing. Today I watched “Testing Strategy: New Model, Better Outcome” by David Laribee.
- I had no idea there were so many models of testing
- Tests are inventory. One of the eight wastes of Lean is too much inventory
- Great explanation of “Detroit School” vs “London School” of TDD at Minute 24ish
- London School of tests are used for design. These tests can be treated as scaffolding and can be deleted when the code is written
- Manual Testing isn’t dead. Not that I thought it was but putting it here to highlight that you cannot automate everything
- Questions to ask when coming up with a testing strategy – How can we get the maximum confidence for the minimum effort?
- How do we leverage a few strategies wisely to get tighter feedback loops?
- Exploratory testing tours. Maybe this is because I was just talking about exploratory testing tours today with a friend of mine, but he referenced the same tours we were talking about! Weird.
- Laribee’s new strategy pyramid – pull from other testing models to fit your context
- Safety – Curated set of tests that make the software safe to change. – Which tests are up to you.
- Tests should run in a timebox, which is up to you as well.
- If the test run exceeds the time box then it is time to curate the tests.
- Spec Example Tests – Developer Unit tests
- “Detroit School” – Unit Test against a public API.
- Design/Discovery Tests – Developer Unit tests
- “London School” – unit tests with test doubles
Task 2: What is Agile Testing?
Task 4: Read the Agile Manifesto and reflect on the implications of your role