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5 Major Sins of Working With Testers and Developer

Working as a tester in a big corporation was probably the best thing that happened to me in my career. I can’t stress enough how lucky I am for doing the most enjoyable work in the world.

On the one hand, it is challenging and it requires a constant gain of knowledge (which btw, I think is a huge asset).

On the other, you are the first person in the world to hold in your own hands the new technologies and prototypes that reach the mass population in the future. Not to mention, the popular idea that people pay you to “break stuff” and the more annoying you are, the better.  Continue reading →

The Difference in Perspective of “Testers” and “Developers”

We use multiple applications on a daily basis. The internet is a part of our life.

Behind every application, whether shopping, learning, ticket booking etc there are multiple people whose contribution has made our life so comfortable through these applications.

Among these multiple technical people are “Testers” and “Developers”.

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In this article, we will see the different perspectives of Testers and Developers and their relationship to make a successful application together.  Continue reading →

9 Common Myths About Being A Software Tester Vs Reality

Being in the QA field for 9 years now, I have seen that some people generally stay away from a testing job. They feel inferior and have a lot of negative thoughts running through their minds.

I would like to share my thoughts and experience and address some common myths that people have.

Myths about being a Software Tester:  Continue reading →

Who Earns More, Software Tester Or Developer? Let’s Find Out By Comparing Salary

I was asked once, “Why are you a QA? You do decent QTP (VBScript) programming, how come you didn’t try development?”. It’s like I was settling for something less :)

Then, there are all these questions we at STH hear:

  • Should I be a developer or a tester if I decide on an IT career?
  • Will my career growth be just as good either way?
  • What should I say when someone asks me ‘why QA’?
  • Am I wasting my time being a QA when I could have been a developer?
  • Is my job less secure if I am a QA?
  • I am being assigned a QA project, should I run the other way or is there anything in it for me?

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5 Things a Beginner Developer (and Tester) Should Know About Software Testing

Whole conference room went silent and after waiting for couple of minutes, I could not keep patience and had to repeat my question:

Who would like to join testing team?

We had 20 trainees on board and they were being trained on different aspects of software projects. Leads and managers from different departments like business analysis, development, testing, and sales held meetings with those Continue reading →