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Dec 24, 2017 - 8 minute read - Linkedin

Proof of Concept vs Minimum Viable Product

I think most people intuitively know the difference between an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and a POC (Proof of Concept).

But I think that sometimes people start work on an MVP when they should be working on a POC. And sometimes people don’t stop after a POC, they keep adding more features and continue proving more concepts, hoping that they will end up with an MVP.

Dec 7, 2017 - 3 minute read - FAQ Maven Java For Testers

How to organise resource files for tests using Maven and Java

Resources are a very useful concept in Java. They are essentially files in the project which are compiled into the .jar

Java also has commands for finding them .getResource and reading them .getResourceAsStream

Very Handy.

But, they can be hard to wrap your head around. As evidenced by my own experiences trying to use them and the number of queries on stack overflow.

Nov 16, 2017 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester FAQ

The Evil Tester's (Mini) Guide To Agile

TLDR; Nine common questions about Agile Testing answered in an easy to download pdf brochure or slide deck.

Evil Tester's Guide To Agile Testing Cover

For Agile Tour London, I created a mini brochure called “The Evil Tester’s Guide to Agile Testing”. And now I have converted it into a slide deck for easier consumption and distribution. You can still find the original brochure as a pdf on EvilTester.com/agile.

Nov 14, 2017 - 6 minute read - Linkedin

Recruit People, Don't Fulfil Roles

Are you recruiting people, or are you recruiting to fulfil a role?

Too many companies seem to want to fulfil a role and bring in a candidate who ticks the right boxes in theory; instead of hiring individuals who can do most of what you want now, learn how to do the rest, and can offer you more than you thought you needed and take you to a level you never imagined.