Category Archives: Reading

Recommended Reading: How to Think About Writing

Oliver Burkeman reviews the basics of thinking about writing.

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Recommended Reading: Tools of the Trade

Tools of the trade, 2014. Everything from bug tracking to HR.

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Testing Information Architectures

Usability testing for your information architecture – before you code.

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Recommended Reading: Code Injections Where you Least Expect Them

If you’re testing HTML5 mobile apps, you might want to read about code injections through the bar-code scanner, videos, Bluetooth and more.

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Recommended Reading: how the Other Side Feels

Programming: we didn’t start out crazy, we’re being driven crazy.

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Recommended Reading: Pay Attention Before it Gets Complicated

Designing something? “Simplicity doesn’t happen accidentally. It needs to be actively cultivated. Complexity is what happens when you aren’t paying attention”. 

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Recommended Reading: Colours and Buttons

The User Experience Stack Exchange has a nice discussion about confirmation buttons and colours, with lots of good points about clear communication in UI.

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Recommended Reading: Seven Unbreakable Laws of User Interface Design

Testing your product? Remember the UI.

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Recommended Reading: Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility)

PragDave on why Agile (as a noun) is dead, and how agility can replace it.

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Recommended Reading: Test Automation Lessons, Learned the Hard Way

At Infinite Undo, eleven test automation lessons learned the hard way. And at Adactio, on why your website doesn’t have to look the same on every browser.

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