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Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ash Winter Nov 29, 2013. 22 Replies

When testing forms which contain a postcode field I usually use a postcode from a significant landmark. This can be anything. For example, I often use W1J 7NT. This is Apsley House in London, and…Continue

Tags: forms, fun, postcode

What Books to Buy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Strazzere May 7, 2012. 7 Replies

[Edit] Like a muppet, I completely forgot to put the link in! Apologies all.  [/Edit]Today is apparently Day Against DRM, and O'Reilly publishing are knocking 50% off their ebooks and videos for the…Continue

Tags: O'Reilly, discount, Testing, DRM, ebooks

Where Can I Find Out the Per Day/Hour Rate for Testers in South Africa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shey Crompton Nov 28, 2011. 5 Replies

I have been asked to find out the going rate per day or hour for an experienced (5+ years) software tester in South Africa. A google search has returned payscale.com, but only has data for 1-4…Continue

Tags: Africa, South, Rates, Tester, Freelance

Fitnium, Selenesse, or Xebium

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shey Crompton Aug 5, 2011. 2 Replies

I am currently researching into automating some of my regression tests. We have a fitness server set up, so the idea is to use that to drive the test scripts.  My testing is predominantly front-end…Continue

Tags: Automation, Selenium, Xebium, or, Selenesse

 

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Shey Crompton replied to Antonio Pomare's discussion How did you "fall" into testing?
"I went to university to study biomedical science. I failed to achieve my degree. I was working admin and odd jobs when a friend of mine called me and said her fiancée was a producer in computer games and needed people to test his latest…"
Nov 23, 2015
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Shey Crompton is attending Rosie Sherry's event
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Getting Started in Security Testing with Dan Billing at Online

September 10, 2015 from 8pm to 9pm
Register here: https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/series/software-testing-webinarsHave you ever been asked to test for security on your applications? No idea where to start? Do you want to expand your testing skills to include aspects of security? Unsure what the implications are? Want to add value to your teams, where there may be no existing security testing?  This workshop will be a great…See More
Sep 2, 2015
Shey Crompton might attend Laura Mocanita's event

Python for Testers with Kristoffer Nordström at Brighton, UK

November 3, 2014 all day
This is a course for testers who are frustrated by the laborious and manual work that makes up day-to-day test work, anyone who has tried or wants to try scripting and programming in order to help them focus more on the sapient test activities and let the computer do the repetitive work.You might have heard of Python, would like to learn more of it, and want see how you can apply it your day-to-day work.During the course we will work with a strong focus on practical knowledge and learning by…See More
Jul 24, 2014
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Jul 24, 2014
Ash Winter replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"My previous life was as a Postcode Data Analyst so have a frightening affinity with Postcodes. PAF is built from the posties on the ground observations, making it great test data as it contains all the weirdness of the real world, vanity addresses…"
Nov 29, 2013
Keith McFall replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"Since I work in Germany, I like to use Mannheim, Germany 68159 because it has the addresses from the Quadratestadt roughly translated as "Square City" which has a part of town which identifies addresses by blocks and house number…"
Nov 27, 2013
Stephen Hill replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"29, IV27 4EG is a horror story address for those of you interested in such things. The formatted postal address is as follows: 29 LAIRG IV27 4EG This arises from an anomaly in the way the data was originally entered on Royal Mail's database…"
Nov 26, 2013
sorenharder replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"As a non-American and non-Brit, I know that postcodes are VERY often a problem (I speak here as a user, as well as a tester), as they may be tested with all the intricacies that you describe, but you have to enter something following some national…"
Nov 25, 2013
Emma P replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"PL7 1RF – Address list includes ‘&’ ‘(‘ ‘-‘IM94AJ - no streetGY1 3EW – po boxCH5 3QW – high number of address elementsA few from Jersey & GuernseyJE3 1EPJE2 3XPIM9 4EBGY7 9YH"
Nov 25, 2013
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Nov 25, 2013
Jez Nicholson replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"Most of my system tests are on geographic systems that generate maps. One of my sets of test grid references is chalk hill figures of the United Kingdom, oh, and George Road, Hoylake, Wirral because it looks like a…"
Nov 25, 2013
martin hall replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"A little unknown fact is that the royal mail allows letters to santa using a special postcode.  either XM4 5HQ or SAN TA1  = http://www.royalmail.com/letters-to-santa My normal way of testing these types of things are to…"
Nov 24, 2013
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Nov 22, 2013
Kate Paulk replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"For US postcodes, any that start with 0 (because there's a tendency to forget that these are valid) 01111 (Hampden, Massachusetts)   I'll also do the 5+4 format that identifies something to the house/PO box 01111-1111 (I don't…"
Nov 21, 2013
Jeremy Pearmund replied to Shey Crompton's discussion Fun Postcodes to Use When Testing
"HI Stephen Liked your post - gave my developers a headache as they thought a postcode could only be one street! On that point, do you know any other postcodes that cover more than one street?"
Nov 21, 2013

Shey Crompton's Blog

Tools of the Trade - Yopmail

Posted on August 10, 2011 at 13:52 3 Comments

Welcome to what I hope will be a fun series on my blog called “Tools of the Trade”.
Like every tester, I have programs, browser add-ons, and processes which aid me in my testing. Most of what I cover will just be why I like using a certain tool. Let me know how you use that tool, or a similar one for me to try.

 

The first tool I would like to cover is one that I don't get to use too much any more, but used to use at on a…
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Testing Your CV

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 19:30 3 Comments

I realise that this topic has been covered a lot recently. To help with this issue, Rosie added an STC blog post to collect our Bug Bears, which I will contribute to soon. The topic, once again, is recruitment. 

 

As I progress in my career, I am getting increasingly exposed to CV's, either through recruitment agents, or directly from candidates. I usually feedback to the person who…

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Stepping Back From LinkedIn (and Into STC)

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 14:54 11 Comments

Since I returned to testing as my main job just under a year ago I have been attempting to contribute more to the community. I tweet about testing (although not very often), I read and comment on blogs (still not very often), and I comment in forums.

One place I attempted to jump into with both feet a couple of months ago was LinkedIn forums. I joined a number of them with the hope of exploring my testing mind. While I enjoyed reading answers to many of the questions asked within the…

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