This month I’m joining many members of the online software testing community in the 30 Day Testing Challenge.
The challenge for Day 3 is “Listen to a testing podcast”.
Testers know that rules are made to be broken… I was planning to watch a testing talk on YouTube instead. When my colleague Ram insisted that I should actually listen to a podcast, I had to confess that I’ve never listened to a podcast before.
Here’s what I’ve learned about how to get started. Unsurprisingly really, it’s easy!
I’ve included 3 testing podcast channels below. If you know of other great channels please add them in the comments section.
- Search for\open the Podcasts app (see links below for app recommendations)
- Search for testing podcast e.g. Ministry of Testing, Testing in the Pub, Test Talks…
- Subscribe to the channel
- View the channel feed
- Download an episode that looks interesting
- Listen at any time
Podcast – term used to refer to either a channel or an episode (confusing hey..)
Channel – a collection of podcast episodes, which users can subscribe to
Episode – an individual mp3 file, which can be downloaded or streamed
Feed – an updated list of episodes for a podcast channel
There’s lots of other podcast apps available for iOS and Android, with extra features.
July 2, 2016 at 1:03 PM
I’m enjoying the podcasts “Let’s Talk About Tests, Baby” and “The Testing Show”.
July 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM
Thanks Amanda, I’ll check those out too!