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Hello World

This is a test. Think of it as an test of WordPress analytics. No really, you're participating in it right now. I'm curious who's reading this thing we call QuickTestingTips. Here's your mission - should you choose to accept it...

There are two steps:

  1. Right NOW: leave a comment on this post. Be sure to include a link to your web page, blog, or twitter feed - your choice. Something that lets the world know who you are. Say anything, just don't say you don't like the site. That's not cool. We're fragile.

  2. Tomorrow: Come back and see who posted. Check out who they are. Follow them on twitter or RSS their blog. Connect to someone new - who you've never seen or heard before.

I'll likely turn off comments after the first day. (Otherwise it's not a very effective measurement is it?)

Update: I didn't turn off comments. I figured it would be better to let the links continue. Please post!

Reader Comments (21)

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October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAjay Balamurugadas

Uh, hi. I don't generally leave blog comments, nor do I post a lot on my own blog ( or even twitter (@pesartain) but I have had some awesome tips go past my nose from here. My favourite recently was charters over test cases. I work in java/c/c++ embedded systems environments, where UI, unit, CI and automated testing isn't always easy/applicable to our systems, so generic testing tips really help. Keep it up, please :)

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPiete

First !
Just FY, followed the link from the STC blog feed
My Twitter handle is @pkirkham

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Kirkham

I do read Quick Testing Tips, which I find updates to using the Bloggers feed on the Software Testing Club, which I recommend for the purporses of finding new testers to follow/interact with.
I myself have a blog on


October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Morton

Here you go, Michael.

from your friend Joe at All Things Quality:

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Strazzere

I do not have a blog, nor do I tweet, but I appreciate Quick Testing Tips and I read it whenever there is a new post

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB. Pahlow

I read Quick Testing Tips a few times a week. Great stuff! The recent tip on using Pivotal Tracker for SBTM is one that I plan to experiment with using.


October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Woodard

I'm Jim Grey, @mobilene. My blog is Down the Road, I don't write about testing, although I keep pestering my brother Rick that maybe we ought to launch a testing blog together.

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJim Grey

First time poster, long time fan. :)

I usually read this blog via my RSS Reader (Google Reader)

rarely used:
blog -
twitter - @kgdesouz

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen De Souza


Thanks for the valuable tips. I am reading quick testing tips for some time now and found it interesting and useful.


October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMohit Verma

Dude: Hello World. :-)
Got some rambling which I do:

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartin Lewis

I read this thanks to you, Mike - and need to visit more often - thank you, good stuff.

For those who don't know me, I've been testing and helping deliver quality software for a couple of decades. Despite this longevity, I only recently caved and setup a Twitter account. I will endeavor to tweet better :)

As for blogging, yes, got to actually finish a post...
Wish you good bug hunting...Jo

twitter - @curojo

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Webb

Hey Mike,

Interesting experiment! I wouldn't have posted without such a clear call to action! I am an entrepreneurially minded software developer in Indianapolis, and do a bit of testing as a result. My blog is at and Twitter handle is @panozzaj. Have been enjoying the quick testing tips that you have been putting out the last few weeks. Thanks!


October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Panozzo

Howdy. I really like this blog. The small post size makes interesting thoughts easy to get through on Google Reader and easy to share with others (no wincing when they hit the link!).



October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Wenisch

Hello World,

this is me, Christian, (agile) software tester from germany, trying to increase my knowledge by following several blogs...


October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Baumann


Just Testing if you have really turned off the comments :)

If you are reading this comment, it means comments are not turned off after two days :P

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMohit Verma

Hello World,

I am in s/w testing from past 3 yrs, looking for more interesting tips. This is the first time I came to Quick Testing tips blogs and found this article interesting. I'll try to follow ppl over here, may be after some more year i'll also be able to contribute to the testing world. Thanks!

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShweta Gupta

Just following links (got here via via No testing blog, and my personal blog is languishing from lack of attention, so no need to tout it. Always enjoy getting testing tips.

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClay Colwell

Hello there,
I am Alek - software tester from Poland. I really like the idea of presenting testing tips in small blog posts

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlek

Hiya! this is a nice little initiative you have going on, keep it up!

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Visited here by chance (a specific linkedIn referral),
Surprised to see so few comments in ~1 month.
1. Need to verify this list is a part of leading testing RSS aggregators (I like SQA Planet, and SWTesters by Rosie Sherry (though I don't get to read all items due to time limitations).

2. I was wondering where can we get a DB of USEFUL testing tips (preferably ranked), and how to propagate it into testers daily work.
My guess is - if we could convince Bug Trackers and ALM SW developers to incorporate these (common and company specific tips) where testers need to be on daily basis (when writing bugs, writing test docs, and while executing tests) - it would be best.

November 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhalperinko - Kobi Halperin

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