2016 has been a surprising year. There’s been some considerable changes at work – people came and went, several small process changes for the good, and more transparency in automation which includes a dedicated testing server – many of which are for the better. There’s still some work to do though and those will spill over to the coming year, and most likely I’ll keep on adding valuable tests to the team’s daily running suite on the cloud.
Aside from that I hope to share what I’ve learned this year to the testing team, especially that bit about REST calls because that’s something they can actually use for testing any web application.
And I plan to read more next year. Or at least the following books: Specification by Example, Pride and Paradev, The Cartoon Tester, The Psychology of Software Testing, There’s Always a Duck, Rails 4 Test Prescriptions, Creating Great Teams, Explore It!, Willful Blindness, Tools of Titans, and The 4-Hour Workweek. Maybe I’ll slip in some fiction too in the reading list.
There’s some coding experiments I’d like to try as well:
- building a Ruby on Rails application
- Geb + Groovy + Spock automation framework
- Java + Serenity automation framework
Overall I don’t think there would be many changes from the things that I currently do, only continuous learning and refinement of existing workflow. But I can be wrong. We’ll see. 🙂