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This April was full of new insights and work. BBST Bug Advocacy course wasn’t that tough as BBST Foundations, but it was still very insightful!

The most enjoyable part of the course was my work with fellow students, it was challenging due to our different time zones. The second inspiring thing was our work on unconfirmed issues in OpenOffice bug tracker. That was a good challenge, it was hard to find an issue to work with, because few of them had a chance to be reproducible.

With trembling heart I’m waiting for the results and I hope I’ve passed the final exam. ๐Ÿ™‚

Course is available at AST website here

Material for the course available here and anyone who’s interested can watch lectures and slides for free.

Update from 5/14/2016: I’ve completed the course! Hooray! Have just got a confirmation ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’m waiting for my certificate to arrive.

Finally my certificate has arrived!

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Thanks to AST and my instructors!

Hi everybody!

This is a new interesting post from Michael Bolton on his blog at developsense.com!

Over the last year James Bach and I have been refining our ideas about the relationships between testing and tools in Rapid Software Testing. The result is this paper. Itโ€™s not a short piece, because itโ€™s not a light subject.

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This is an interesting subject, definitely worth reading. Thanks Michael!

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Great news! My BBST Foundations completion certificate has arrived! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m feeling proud ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to AST, my instructors and fellow participants! That was I great month with BBST Foundations and I think I won’t forget it. It was fun and challenging! Hooray!

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I’m very glad that my name is posted on the BBST Foundations graduates web page. Click Here

So, what’s coming up next? I think I should try the next course: BBST Bug Advocacy, it starts in the Spring 2016.

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Currently, Iโ€™m learning test automation. The tools Iโ€™m using are: Java Development Kit(JDK), Apache Maven, IntelliJ IDE and JUnit. I have easly installed them for MS Windows but installation for Ubuntu linux was a little challenging for me, thatโ€™s why I decided to write this article. I really hope the article will be helpful for those, who wants to use those tools in Ubuntu linux. At least you can find all you need here, one source makes it easier ๐Ÿ™‚ The article is good for Ubuntu 14.04.3 and actually, it should be good for 15.10 with a little difference in JDK installation. (JDK 8 is available from Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu 15.10). Letโ€™s start!


Java SDK installation.

First of all we need to install Java Development Kit. I was thinking to use Ubuntu software center for this installation, but OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime is the latest version available there. According to Oracle current version is Java SE Development Kit 8u66, I actually like to use latest versions, and Iโ€™m going to use that one for installation here. For this installation we need to add PPA repository from webupd8team and install JDK from there. So, let’s open our Terminal and run these commands:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

We should check which version of Java we have installed now. Run this command:

$ javac -version

That command returned the following message:

javac 1.8.0_66

Which is a good sign though ๐Ÿ™‚ I expected something like that ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve got our Java Development Kit installed!
As I mentioned in the beginning, in Ubuntu 15.10 this installation can be done from Ubuntu Software Center which is easier. The next our step is going to be:

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Today, I accidentally discovered this little bug ๐Ÿ™‚

I was adding another keyboard language on my iPad mini 2, my iPad was locked in album orientation and I expected it would stay like that, but iOS 9.1 had its own idea about what did I want ๐Ÿ™‚

How to repro:

1. Open Setting
2. Open General
3. Open Language & Region
4. Turn an iPad to album orientation.
5. Lock the orientation.
6. Add a language and confirm.
7. Observe

As a result, despite on locked orientation iPad changes its orientation to portrait and remains in locked orientation state ๐Ÿ™‚

Have fun with your Apple device, you might find something interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

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Today is a great day in my life! I decided for myself and joined the Association for Software Testing!
I’m truly excited and proud to be a member of the AST ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to meet many interesting people and learn more about software testing! Here I go!

From the confirmation letter:

Dmitrii Kilishek
QA Engineer
Membership Type: Regular Member

The next thing is coming! I registered myself for BBST Foundations course! Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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This e-mail confirms your registration for the following event:

Organization: Association for Software Testing
Event Name: BBST Foundations (101-AJ)
Date(s): [Oct 25 2015, 00:05 AM] – [Nov 21 2015, 11:55 PM]

Can’t wait to start this course! ๐Ÿ™‚