Stéphanie boosted

"The stereotype of programmers as antisocial
represents a fundamental misunderstanding of what the job is.

Programmers, but the nature of the job, need to dive into someone else's domain." That takes social skills.

@ericevans

Stéphanie boosted
Stéphanie boosted

@kevlin @cwebber described ChatGPT as Mansplaining As A Service, and honestly I can’t think of a better description. A service that instantly generates vaguely plausible sounding yet totally fabricated and baseless lectures in an instant with unflagging confidence in its own correctness on any topic, without concern, regard or even awareness of the level of expertise of its audience.

Stéphanie boosted

Why are ethics questions always like:
"is it ethical to steal bread to feed your starving family?"

And not:
"is it ethical to sell bread when families are starving?"

I'm writing my next article with the help of ChatGPT. I use it as my assistant, asking questions about the knowledge I need, asking for advices and its "opinion" about what I wrote and how (outlines for example). I think that I 'll have to write an article about how this experiment went right after 😅

Stéphanie boosted

RT @AgileTDZone
📚 Interested in expanding your #agile #software #testing knowledge?
🤩 Eager to meet international agile testing experts?
Join us and be part of the #AgileTD Open Air 2023!

➡️ Explore our conference tickets here: bit.ly/3QvSfQu

I answered my first ever CFP for a lightning talk. Fingers crossed! 🤞

Stéphanie boosted

Sometimes taking care of the hard things is self care. Get them done and you'll free yourself of that stress.

Stéphanie boosted

.@janetgregoryca and I are starting the new year with a new @AgileTFellow blog post as well as the new video chat and the new newsletter! agiletestingfellow.com/blog/po

Stéphanie boosted

A form of resilience we don't talk enough about: Building systems such that people want to stay at your company.

That means:
- Managing burnout before it becomes *burnout*
- Developing meaningful goals as part of their career growth
- Continually assessing compensation
- Understanding that efficiency is brittle. Not every day/week/month is going to be another personal best in productivity

Stéphanie boosted

Every New Year I look forward to what @neilhimself will write in his blog (journal.neilgaiman.com/).
Here’s the one he wrote for 2021
💗 #NewYear #quotes

The end of the year is a good time for big realizations. Personally I realized I was wrong about how I managed work/life balance thinking it has to be 2 separated worlds, with 2 different versions of me. To know more: bit.ly/3Q0o7NG

Stéphanie boosted

If you're a man moving to Mastodon, consider following more women and diverse people as you start afresh. It's not about being woke, it's just a great opportunity to open your world to more views that you can learn from. Intentionally following more women on twitter transformed my understanding of the world and corrected so many ignorant assumptions I had. Just a suggestion!

Stéphanie boosted

my favourite blogging trick is to write the headings so that they tell the story on their own. What's the most important idea? Put in the heading!

I don't see a lot of other people doing this, but IMO it makes blog posts a LOT easier to skim if the reader is busy

Stéphanie boosted

RT @TristanLombard2
Hey you! Keep your head up. Take a look in the mirror and remind yourself how awesome you are.

Need a reminder? Call a friend, write your future self a note, make a checklist of what you have done today (just to cross it off), blast your favorite tune. You got this.

Was a Tweet: I have a confession to make. As a tester I never liked measurements. But that was before 2022 and I explain it to you here: bit.ly/3HafbCU
Thx to @gwendiagram @MichaKutz & @Maaikees for opening my eyes on this.

Stéphanie boosted
Stéphanie boosted

Seasonal reminder: Alcohol is a completely legal drug that destroys lives, relationships and families. Don't make it hard for people who are trying to stay sober to enjoy festivities and functions.

(The author of the image is madsahara.com/illustration/)

Stéphanie boosted

One of the most interesting things about teaching TDD is that I end up also teaching what many of us would consider programming basics, e.g., if your code doesn't compile or is unexpectedly failing tests, stop adding more code to it.

This seemingly obvious idea is something that many developers do not practise, struggling with its consequences on a daily basis.

Perhaps we need to spend more time helping people these 'invisible' practices and less on shiny tools, frameworks, etc.

Show older
Software development is a social activity

A social place intended as a chill hangout place for software testers, developers, or just about anyone involved in delivering software and who is interested in both the technical as well as the social side of things.

sw-development-is.social is supported by the Association for Software Testing.

For more information about this instance,