Why before what and how in the software testing

Remember WHY before WHAT and HOW

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All of us are problem solvers. We love to solve complex problems. Developing software is a complex problem. Understanding abstract requirements is a difficult problem. Getting shared understanding about these complex requirements is a difficult problem. Converting these requirements in a language which machine understands is a complicated problem. Testing software and ensuring that software meets […]

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Do software testers need to learn coding?

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Do software testers need to write code? Probably no. Do software testers should learn to code? In my opinion, Yes – we must. The testing community has discussed this issue many times. Many people argue that testers do not need to write code, and I have no problem with that. In my day-to-day job, I […]

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Software Testing Career – Are you moving in the right direction?

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So this image triggered some discussion on twitter, and I think it’s worth explaining it a bit more. With this picture, I wanted to highlight two main things Shortage of skilled/inspiring testers Need to move up and become a skilled and inspiring tester. There is no scientific basis for this image. This image is purely […]

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Do we need ROI for Software Testing and Automation?

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So what would be the ROI of reading this blog post? It’s possible that you get an idea which helps you in your test automation effort or removes myths you may have about software testing or you find that you are in software testing field because of wrong reasons and you leave this field altogether. […]

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software testing – Physical, mental, emotional, and social experience

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The word experience has become overused. What does it convey when you say I have ten years of experience or five years of experience in software testing? Nothing. Experience, in my opinion, is a very broad term. Experiences in software testing could be physical, mental, emotional, religious and social. If I recall my software testing […]

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Playing games can make you a better tester – start playing!

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And one more post on my experience of CAST 2012. I realized pretty early in my career that theory of software testing (In books and course material provided by certification bodies) and functional on-field testing have very little in common. That was the primary reason for me and Komal to come up with testometer a […]