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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.

Nov 9, 2017 - 11 minute read - Evil Tester

A Treatise of Buggs

TLDR; A treatise on non-software bugs, written in 1730, but still with lessons to learn.

Written in 1730 by John Southall

Bug Prevention and Detection has been a problem throughout the ages.

Oct 13, 2017 - 5 minute read - FAQ Maven Java For Testers

Simple ways to add and work with a `.jar` file in your local maven setup

TL;DR Hack - add as a library in IntelliJ project. Tactic - add as system scope in maven. Tactic/Strategic - install locally to .m2. Strategic - use a repository management tool, publish to maven central

Sometimes you want to work with a jar file that isn’t hosted in maven central.

It might be a 3rd party jar, it might be one that you have written.


You have a lot of options for this. The approaches that I have used:

  • add .jar files as an IntelliJ project dependency
  • install it locally to your .m2 repository
  • add it to your project as a system scoped file
  • use a repository management tool: like Nexus or Archiva
  • publish the dependency to maven central