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visualise this

“Try writing a test plan with a mind map or visualize your test strategy and scope with images. Why not put your thoughts on paper using a few sketches? Don’t let the thought that you can’t draw stop you. The creative process is much more important than the final result. Furthermore, you will see that it isn’t really that bad!”

Another interesting post on THE testing topic for 2012, test visualisation.

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Learnable Programming

Programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill.”

An awesome and insightful post by Bret Victor. It is this type of thinking that testers can definitely learn from.

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Do certificates prove someone can test?

“I have passed the ISTQB foundation level exam, and to be honest, i’m pretty sure that anyone could pass that exam with a couple of days of studying. My question is are they certificates really of value to my career and should I put any effort into acquiring the more advanced levels?”

No more than a drivers license proves that someone can drive.

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