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Renée Elizabeth Mineart

‘Renée’s writing is creative, engaging and she writes from her experiences. Easy to work with, communicates well and professional with deadlines. Despite only working with Renée for a few years, she has quickly become one of my-go-to writers! We appreciate her unique writing approach to bringing in new content for our blog page and her work really does speak for itself.’ – Eve Lister, Marketing Executive at nFocus Testing.

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Technical Testing 'Show & Tell'

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 9/05/2023

Overview of Technical Testing

This week's blog comes from our guest writer, Renée Mineart.

One of the first lessons taught in every writing class I’ve ever taken is the concept of “show, don’t tell”. 

When writing a bit of prose, you always want to show the reader what is happening in a scene as opposed to a short summary telling them what happened. “Bob fell out of the tree” isn’t nearly as impactful as “Bob put his full body weight on the branch beneath his hand as he planned the next stage of his climb but the branch was unable to support his weight."

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Teams, communication

Software Quality Challenges: What could be raised as a red flag?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 7/03/2023

Introduction to Software Quality Challenges

This week's blog comes from our guest writer, Renee Mineart. 

I am often (far too often if you ask me) heard saying to my colleagues the phrase, ‘should is my favourite IT word’. 

I normally say this right after someone in development or on a technical team says to me, ‘we’re going to apply this patch and everything should be fine. The customers should not experience any issues.’ or when saying ‘once we’ve installed this new software, the users will just need to reboot and everything should work better than before.’

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Failures, Software Test Process

App Access - How Accessible are your Apps?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 24/11/2022

The Impact of App Access on User Experience

I have an app on my phone that I am required to use as part of a medication I take for preventing migraines, something I unfortunately get a lot of. This app tracks my migraines, the medicines I take, triggers, side effects, etc. It also sends a regular report to the Neurologist at my hospital so they can monitor the effectiveness of the medication. Sounds pretty cool, right?!

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Topics: Software Testing, App Usability Testing, User Acceptance Testing

Purpose of Software Testing = Success

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 12/10/2021

The Ultimate Goal: Achieving Success

"Why should we care about Software Testing?" is a common question asked of software testing, especially in companies that are becoming more mature in their software development. Perhaps when the company was only managing one or two small websites, testing wasn’t a major consideration and developer testing was adequate. However, as the sites grow and the company starts to develop more advanced applications, then testing needs to become more of a priority.

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Web Accessibility

No Code Web Development - Is No Code Coding devaluing Developers?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 20/04/2021

Addressing Concerns: Potential Downsides of No Code Development

Way back when I was learning to use computers and write my first code, we interfaced with our computers via the command line and wrote our code in BASIC. I even remember saving my programs onto cassette tapes before my school upgraded to the much easier to use, 5-1/4” floppy disks.

This was before the concept of a mouse and long, long before the Graphical User Interface was a thing. It wasn’t quite the dark ages but if that’s the image you are conjuring up, you’re probably not far off! 

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Topics: Software Testing, Technology, User Acceptance Testing

Returning to the Office - Surprising Things that I Miss

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 6/04/2021

The Office Comeback 

My normal weekend routine is to get up early and make a large coffee. Then I crawl back into bed with my iPad and start writing. In addition to this blog, I’m also working on two novels, so I rather enjoy the peace and quiet of weekend mornings to hammer out as many words as I can on my various projects. However, as a writer, I’m also an expert procrastinator (comes part and parcel with the job title) and my procrastination tool of choice this morning, was sleeping in late followed by a McDonalds!

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Topics: Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Returning to the office

The Pomodoro Technique

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 30/03/2021

An Agile Way of Working

If you’re able to work from home, then you have probably been working from home for some time now. You probably have mastered a daily routine, have adjusted your work/life balance and are used to attending meetings in jogging bottoms and bedroom slippers!

But then, someone like me comes along and asks if you know what a ‘Pomodoro’ is and how it may help you improve your work time. The Pomodoro Technique is a very simple technique to learn, incredibly quick and easy to apply. All you need is a pencil, paper and a timer then you’re ready to go!

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Topics: Software Testing, Time Management, Agile Testing

Returning to the Office - do we really need to?

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 16/03/2021

Adapting to Changing Work Environment Expectations

Our guest writer, Renée Mineart explores how and where we work has changed. There has been a lot of discussion lately at work about returning to work or perhaps I should say returning to the office and considering the new lockdown exit plan announced recently, I imagine a lot of you are thinking about this as well.

In fact, the topic came up in a department-wide meeting this week and our Head of IT said something really interesting: “Work should be something we do, not somewhere we go.” I thought that defined work really rather well.
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Topics: Software Testing, Remote Working, Returning to the office

Alan Turing - The Father of the Modern Computer

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 23/02/2021

Legacy and Recognition: Turing's Impact on Science and Society

Continuing with the theme of legendary people in world of computer development, we have Renée Mineart back with a blog about Alan Turing. If you haven't read it yet, check out her blog on ‘Pioneering Coder Grace Hopper’.

I’ve always wanted to write a piece about Alan Turing (1912-1954), another hero of mine in the development of computers and this seems the perfect month in which to do so.

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Topics: Software Testing, Workplace Diversity, Computer Programmers

For the Love of Problem Solving

Posted by Renée Elizabeth Mineart on 16/02/2021

How to Find Joy in Problem Solving

A special thanks to our guest writer, Renée Mineart for writing this blog article. 

Someone asked me recently what I enjoy most about being a Developer and Tester, and I thought what a great topic for a blog!

So, here we are…

For me, pretty much everything I do comes down to one of two motivations: either creating something new or solving a problem. Often, the thing I’m creating is designed to solve a problem, so most things really come down to solving problems, which is one of my passions in life.

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Topics: Software Testing, Problem Solving, Tech Roles

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