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Severity of Accessibility Issues

Posted by Albert Gareev on Feb 10, 2016
Preface I’m exploring ways to better communicate impact of severity issues. Even the developers working on accessibility seem to look at it from “mechanical” or purely functional perspective. The challenge is ...

Putting Too Much Faith in Tools

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 26, 2016
This story has been featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies ...

Understanding How To Do Accessibility Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 18, 2016
This story has been featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies ...

It’s Not Business Requirements, It’s the Law

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 14, 2016
This story has been featured in my article published on StickyMinds – “The Politics of Accessibility Testing”, January, 2016. Preface Digital accessibility refers to software supported by users’ assistive technologies ...

Are You A Member?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 08, 2016
Some people say it’s okay to have “just a job” and no passion. Some have their jobs paying for their passions. And some.. well.. Let me be direct. What I greatly admire about Rosie Sherry is her passion to ...

Testing: Wandering or Execution?

Posted by Albert Gareev on Jan 06, 2016
These are the points I captured while reading 2nd part of “The first things to get straight” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. ...

The Year Of Gerald Weinberg

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 21, 2015
I read all these 8 books this year! And I’ve just lied to you. This statement is not precisely true because I read one of the books before 2015. This year I re-read it. This statement is not precisely true because I read ...

HUMBLE: Agile Accessibility Testing Strategy

Posted by Albert Gareev on Dec 11, 2015
HUMBLE acronym, Humanize-Unlearn-Model-Build-Learn-Experiment, was born when Michael Larsen and I shared our accessibility testing experiences. This year we talked a lot about the subject. CAST 2015, KWSQA 2015, Agile TD 2015, to ...

Re: Toronto Testing Meetup, November Workshop

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 30, 2015
One of the exciting things about testing meetup is the mix of roles and experiences people bring in. This time we had a research workshop with a rare opportunity of getting feedback from Senior Program / Product Manager ...

Meet The Testing P.E.R.S.O.N.A.

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 27, 2015
Didn’t I say I’m going to take it seriously? Stay tuned for examples in the experience report! Tactical Tips for Business Strategic Testing Most of the testing is done by following functions and features.. But ...

It’s Getting Personal

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 23, 2015
Leaders in testing practice are constantly and actively looking for ways to test faster, more efficiently, and more creatively. They also look for ways to find the most relevant bugs, and to tell the relevant story. Personas ...

Lost In San-Francisco Depot

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 17, 2015
We held a joint Weekend Testing Americas / Weekend Testing Toronto event last Saturday. Great session, high attendance, intense engagement! Our theme was guided structured product exploration. We used SFDIPOT set of heuristics in ...

Fun Fact

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 13, 2015
Well, it’s November 2015 and I learned that my site made to Top 5 “Test Automation” blogs in 2014 as per TEST BUFFET. What I find funny is that my site isn’t included in Software Testing at all. We ...

This Imperfect Memory

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 10, 2015
These are the points I captured while reading 1st part of “The first things to get straight” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. ...

Shadow Work In Testing. Automation

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 06, 2015
This writing is a cross-reference to the post Manage Focus Of Your Attention with regards to the concept of Shadow Work. A quick reminder. In economics, shadow work refers to unpaid labor in the form of self service. Shadow work ...

Shadow Work In Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Nov 04, 2015
This writing is a cross-reference to the post Manage Focus Of Your Attention with regards to the concept of Shadow Work. A quick reminder. In economics, shadow work refers to unpaid labor in the form of self service. Shadow work ...

Re: Toronto Testing Meetup, October Workshops

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 30, 2015
It’s past 4th Wednesday in October – time for the report on monthly workshop of our testing meetup! In fact, there was another one on 2nd Wednesday – and you’ll see why. Job Finding Club Our leadership ...

Draw Attention With Visual Test Reports

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 21, 2015
Leave a comment if you first looked at the pictures before reading this text! As I was putting together notes in my book review I made an entry regarding Attention Filter. Recap: Attention Filter mechanics Change detector ...

Manage Focus Of Your Attention

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 20, 2015
These are the points I captured while reading 2nd part of “Too much information, too many decisions” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. ...

Energy Management vs. Time Management

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 19, 2015
These are the points I captured while reading 1st part of “Too much information, too many decisions” chapter of the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. ...

Key principles for business-driven development

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 16, 2015
“Key principles for business-driven development” is IBM article that I recently read and liked very much. It aligns quite well with the concepts of context-driven testing, but looks at the whole project. I’ve ...

PACE COLT: KWSQA 2015 “Targeting Quality”

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 15, 2015
Last week I attended and presented at the conference organized by Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association. I took notes and organized my review in a structured form: Purpose – Attendance – Content – Experience – ...

Testers listen to Sceptoid

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 14, 2015
“How can I learn about critical thinking? What are the examples? How to apply it in testing?” If you’re asking such questions for yourself or for coaching of your team I can help you with a perfect source. ...

Context Driven Mind

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 13, 2015
These are the points I captured while reading Introduction to the book “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload” by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. I put my points and cross-references next to ...

A cross-referencing experiment

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 12, 2015
A few years ago I started using my notebook regularly inspired by Michael Bolton’s article “Exploratory Tester’s Notebook”. Then, as I moved up to lead roles, I got busier with different stuff, and my ...

Had a blast at CAST, Yay for KWSQA!

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 09, 2015
Today I’m going to present a talk on Web Accessibility and Accessibility Testing Heuristics at the conference of Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association. Maybe I’m driving at this moment while you’re ...

Had a blast at CAST, from keynotes to talks

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 08, 2015
Running Context Driven Testing Meetup In Your City Lightning Talks is a very fast paced method of conferring. To make sure I get the most of 5 minutes time frame I put together main points in my tester’s notebook. By the ...

Had a blast at CAST, played testing games

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 07, 2015
This time I’m telling about my workshop experiences, including a session of Avalon gameplay with testers at CAST. TDD Workshop by Robert Sabourin I really enjoyed the workshop. Though the most interesting part for me was ...

Had a blast at CAST!

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 06, 2015
Achievements unlocked! :) 1st time at the conference in North America 1st time at software testing conference 1st time at CAST 1st time a speaker in English 1st time conducted Workshop 1st time gave Lightning Talk 1st time was ...

Dialectical Materialism in Testing

Posted by Albert Gareev on Oct 05, 2015
Dialectical materialism is a philosophy of science and nature, based on the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Wikipedia Dialectic (also dialectics and the dialectical method), from Ancient Greek διαλεκτική, is ...
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