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3 Strategies for Dealing with a Blocker Defect

Blocker defects add tons of drama to otherwise regular test days.

In this article, I want to cover some steps a tester can take when dealing with them.

I am going to assume that our dear readers already understand Severity and Priority of defects deeply. Need a quick recap? Check this out.

Now, does it always mean we need to completely stop testing if we come across a blocker issue?  Continue reading →

How an Ideal Day Should Be for a Tester and a Test Lead (with Problems and Solutions)

When we all start our work day, in some way or the other we wish the day to end soon. No one wishes to get stuck into an issue which would demand us to stay and work till late, but 70% of the times the days do not go smooth as we wish.


There will be different types of challenges faced each day. On several occasions, we may be asked to work on urgent tasks just because that’s what our clients would demand, and out of that 70%, most of it will be on Friday’s when we all would have special personal plans :). We just desire but we cannot change the way service industry works.  Continue reading →

What QA Tester Should Know About Release and Deployment Management Process

In our team meeting today, the manager checked with everyone on their readiness for test execution. He mentioned the “code will be ready for QA by tomorrow morning”. What did he mean when he said “code will be ready”, does it mean the developers are going to write the code in QA environment tonight?

He actually meant that the deployment is planned to be done at night and the new code will be deployed to the QA environment for testing.

Many of you may now ask, what deployment is and what do they really do in it? Continue reading →

Software Testing is Monotonous… Oh Really?

Sunny afternoon, an IT company, two testers at the vending machine –

Tester 1: This job sucks. For a whole day, I keep executing the same test cases that I did yesterday and still most of them are failing. The product manager is not happy with me because test cases are failing and I am clueless about what to do.

Tester 2: I agree. I am facing same problem too. I do not find anything new to do. I am expected to write test cases every day and whenever I present new ideas, they get rejected with different excuses.
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68 Essential Resources To Be A Successful Tester (Don’t Miss!)

It takes a lot to be a successful QA.

Technical strength, Core functional area expertise, excellent communication and positive working/team playing attitude play a critical role.

Even with all that and more, it can take a toll on the best of us if we are not prepared and armed with some tricks, tips and tools that make things easier and enjoyable.

STH brings you the 68 most important testing resources that all we testers should endow in our crowns.
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