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Dragons Out! webinar, translations, celebration

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 A lot of interesting things are happening around the Dragons Out! book. These are interesting times for me and all the stakeholders in the Dragons Out! scheme. Tomorrow August 19, 2021,  I'll speak about the Dragons Out! book in the ExactPro webinar. This is going to be an interesting one, as I'll be discussing experiences and learning gathered in the past half a year, building on the presentations I delivered earlier. I also will have interesting interactive exercises! You can register for the free webinar here . It is 16.00 CET so it will fit the schedule of many people. I am planning to have an English Edition Publishing Party, online via Zoom in a few weeks. More about that then the time comes. Already, I and my illustrator Adrienn Széll celebrated the publishing of English Edition privately, marvelling at the look of the new book (the author copies were the first to be delivered). You can join in our joy of finally getting the book published by looking at the below pictur

Happy Day - Dragons Out! in English published today!

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And here it comes, after what feels like a long journey of countless publication process actions. The Dragons Out! book is published today on July 30th, 2021. I can't describe how happy I am to be able to share this book with all the English readers in the world. It works for children and adults, for non-native and native English speakers.  Dragons Out! - a book about dragons, knights and software testing - is meant to be a fascinating, introductory book to the world of software testing. You get to read appalling fantasy stories about knights battling dragons, and children helping the valiant knights. While you read the stories, I also explain what they mean in the world of information technology and software testing. It is often easiest to learn by comparison.  There are interesting exercises about software testing, some involve drawing and some actual testing. There's also the supporting material for teachers here  https://www.dragonsout.com/p/presentation-for-teachers.html

English edition of Dragons Out! published tomorrow July 30, 2021!

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The time for waiting is almost over! I'm so thrilled to get "Dragons Out! - a book about dragons, knights and software testing" published in English tomorrow, on July 30, 2021. The book is available at  https://www.austinmacauley.com/book/dragons-out for purchasing. If you like to utilize a publishing offer of 25% off for softbacks of Dragons Out!, use the code AUTHOR0721. You can also buy the book from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Waterstones and a great number of other international bookstores! I've processed orders for those kind people, companies and associations, who supported me early in the book project and preordered the book from me. I can't thank all of you enough! You'll get your books soon. I've set up social media pages for my Dragons Out Oy company / the book. Please, go ahead and like them, and spread the word: https://www.facebook.com/DragonsOutOy https://www.instagram.com/dragonsoutbook/ https://twitter.com/DragonsOutOy https://www.linked

Dragons Out in English now at publisher webshop and preorder deliveries under way

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My English publisher Austin Macauley has now opened their webshop  here  for orders of Dragons Out book! They have announced a special 25% off discount code off Paperbacks on our website. This code will expire on the 30th of September 2021. Use code AUTHOR0721 at checkout.  I am closing the preordering capability of the hardback version of the English Dragons Out book at my own web site at this time. For further purchases of the English Dragons Out book, published on July 30, 2021, I would invite you to use my publisher Austin Macauley's webshop  here . We will be soon delivering the books to everyone who preordered and paid for the Dragons Out hardback books from me. The plan is to have them shipping in early August. I have been reconfirming the mailing addresses from everyone, and currently, I have responses from most people. If you haven't confirmed your address to me in July, please do it now. Once more I would like to extend my thanks to all those who preordered either my

Challenge to translate Dragon Lesson in Software Testing to all languages

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Upon discussion in social media and many volunteer approaches to help in translating the Dragon Lesson in Software Testing into many languages, I decided to up the game. Let's translate the free Creative Commons presentation to as many languages in the world as we can, so that the presentation can serve as the easy first step to software testing for all the children in the world. So, let's target all the languages out there! The Dragons Lesson in Software Testing is an easy to present, visual (with Dragon and Knight pics by Adrienn Széll!) PowerPoint presentation made for all the teachers in the world. It works as a 1-2 hours session, or more, at any class in school, as an extra-curriculum topic. I issue the challenge on this video . Already I have promises from volunteers in 10 different languages. And, the first translation is already uploaded to  https://www.dragonsout.com/p/presentation-for-teachers.html .  It was done by Olivier Denoo, in French. Thanks very much, Olivier!

English Dragons Out book to be published on July 30, 2021

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The English edition of Dragons Out book about software testing for children and adults will be published on the 30th of July, 2021. I'm currently contacting all those who preordered the English book to confirm their shipping addresses. Soon all will be able to enjoy the book! I would like to thank sincerely again all those who have helped me in the book publishing journey by preordering the book. Thank you very much! It has been a long, windy journey. The English publisher Austin Macauley took their time in publishing due to Covid-19 hurries. However, now I'm happy to have reviewed and approved their final proof of the book layout. Everything seems to be in order. Typos fixed, pictures on correct pages, the flow of the book working beautifully. It will be a good read! In fact, why don't you rate the book in Goodreads.com, come to speak of it! : ) The English edition reflects the Finnish book in many aspects. However, as the English language flows differently, in a more cond

Encouraging Children into Testing paper for EuroSTAR

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I wrote this 10-page piece for EuroSTAR 2020 conference to go with my presentation at that Europe's largest conference. In spring 2021 they published it as a EuroSTAR book. You can get it from this link . Here I've created a version of that paper for the readers of my blog. This is good reading anticipating the publishing of the English edition of Dragons Out book this summer.  Enjoy! 1           Software Testing for Children Society needs IT and testing skills. There is a persistent lack of both programming and testing skills on the job market. The lack becomes worse as our societies include more and more software. We need ever more programmers, and testers, too. You need to test your software.   A popular solution to safeguard our future of IT development, or even the computer literacy of all of our citizens, is to include coding classes in schools so that children can learn software development at an early age. This approach, for a software tester, is missing an esse