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August 26th, 2012 — Testing Skill Improvement
Taking action is the key to success. Do you know the secret of taking action? Ask this question to yourself: What is the smallest step I can take towards my goal, right now?
No matter how much you read, if you don’t get into action, you’re wasting your time.
Today, I’m cutting this post very short and asking you to do something right now. This could be anything like: start looking for a better career, start learning any automation tool, learn basic SQL and UNIX commands, learn basics of scripting and HTML or do something that will improve your life and Continue reading →
April 23rd, 2012 — QA team skills, Testing Skill Improvement
Like in any other software development life cycle, Testing too requires some important factors to develop and maintain for continuous process improvement. One such factor is Team Building. While building a right team, focus should be on the following key elements:
Roles and Responsibilities
It is very important for the team members to understand what they are supposed to do. This was quite often not communicated or discussed with the team. Before start of a project, the team members must be explained on the typical tasks which they will be performing on a daily basis for their respective roles. Be it a tester or a test lead, setting the expectations and explaining what is expected out of them will give correct results without unnecessary delays or errors.
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July 4th, 2011 — How to be a good tester, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and resources
This is a phrase that you come across dozens of times a day, ‘Creative Thinking’ or ‘Out of the Box Thinking’.
Do we know what it actually means when we say ‘Thinking out of the Box’?
As per Wikipedia:
“Thinking outside the box is to think differently, unconventionally or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking”
But the above definition could be extended when we relate it to our field, Software Testing.
When we step into the field of software testing the first thing we are taught or we learn are the Two Continue reading →
April 13th, 2011 — Career in software Testing, Testing best practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and resources
Have you ever thought learning software testing from the game of cards? At least not me. But when our creative reader Malini emailed me to explain this idea to use cards to show how software testing can be learned through game of cards, I am amazed to see the software testing knowledge I can get from these cards.
Basically we have four different trump suits for you, namely:
Diamonds: For Yourself
Clubs: For Co-Tester you work with
Hearts: For New Tester
Spades: For QA Manager
(Each of the four suits is a different theme, and the software testing ideas get harder as you get towards the Ace)
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October 2nd, 2008 — Career in software Testing, How to be a good tester, Testing Skill Improvement
This is a guest article from Pradeep Soundararajan. He is a Consulting Tester, Satisfice Inc & Software Testing Magician. Reach him at his blog Tester tested
These days a lot of people who pass out of engineering and science colleges are interested about software testing as a career. When I passed out at a time when the IT had started to boom back in India, most of the fresh graduates with whom I interacted didn’t even know there existed jobs or careers like software testing.
I was offered a job as a tester in a start up for 7440 rupees a month compared to fresh developers (who were picked from better institutes from where I graduated) being paid 34,500 rupees a month.
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