I went through my public 2010 blog posts and summarized what I had written about down in the list below. Not much for this year, not that it’s the quantity of posts that matters. But back in 2008 and 2009, I averaged about 4 entries a month. This has now dwindled to 2 entries a month.
Is this thanks to microblogging? Have I less to gripe, er write, about? Are the iTouch apps too much of a time-sink than I would like to admit? Has having to censor my work due to confidentiality clauses become a deterrent? Have I become too busy with work?
Whatever the reason is, I’ve found 2 entries a month to be somewhat manageable. So my goal for 2011 is to have the discipline to keep at it. Not just the writing, per se; it’s more of the learning. Testing blogs, social networks like twitter and the software testing club, and – more recently – the weekend testing sessions have provided me with invaluable opportunities for learning and exposure to new technologies, techniques, tools, ideas. I reckon I’ll continue tapping on to these resources in the coming year.
Summary of the year’s posts…
- Tagged along to a pinoyjug meetup (though i’m not a java dev) and one of the topics was on automated testing with selenium.
- Mentioned that the last official training I had was way back in 2007, and it wasn’t even on testing. For this I have an update, my latest training is now the BBST Foundations class I took from Jul-Aug 2010.
- Posted links to chapter excerpts of Beautiful Testing. Back then, I mentioned that the digital version of the book sold at $33.99. I managed to get a copy for only $9.99 through one of those O’Reilly deals/promos.
- Posted on feedback
- Posted on helpful bug reports
- First time to join a weekend testing session (anz chapter)
- Tried and wrote about a testing exercise involving ParcCalc
- Posted on risk analysis
- Posted a couple of wtanz-related topics, one of which was on tools
- Started decluttering my testing-related feeds
- Posted on the Jarlsberg exercise from a wtanz session
- Posted a couple of posts on responsibility, integrity, contribution, and motivation (awesome Dan Pink video)
- A few wtanz-related posts: using watir, modeling, and accessibility testing
- Plus a post on a case of attentional blindness
- Still decluttering my testing-related feeds
- Posted on being busy
- Posted on the “test automation series” we were having at wtanz
- Posted on the topic of training and Barry the baker