Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

(Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!) I'm not done learning JavaScript yet, so I thought: do you know what, let's look at some other languages now. I don't know anyone who's finished a Udemy course anyway, and 33% completion is very good so it's time for me to move on (edit: I have completed at least one Udemy course) to… Continue reading Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

Skills for driving change

My mum always, always commented on how I hated change growing up. When I started secondary school I was miserable for six months. Same for college, and for university. For each of my new jobs, I would come home crying that I hated it and everyone hated me and thought me terribly pretentious and aloof… Continue reading Skills for driving change

Tracking off-board tasks… on a board

I think it's a common theme for me (and for many other testers) to feel that you have so many strands of work going on at the same time that there aren't enough hours in the day to remember everything you need to do, never mind getting round to actually doing it. When I first… Continue reading Tracking off-board tasks… on a board

Building a team path for quality

So I've been doing a lot of exercises and reading around leadership - not to become a team lead or change roles or whatever, but because I want to be a good advisor, mentor and advocate for quality in my company. I started with The Leadership Journey by Jim Holmes, mainly because he offered TestBash-goers… Continue reading Building a team path for quality