Knowing a bunch of general things, even trivial things, will help you be a better person, a better parent, a better friend, and even a better tester. This is one of the reasons I listen to a number of different podcasts during my commute to work every day. I listen to testing podcasts (you can see […]
Are you part of the 38%? Last month, the 2017 state of testing report was released showing, among many other interesting facts, that 38% of the respondents attended a testing conference in the past year. This is the 4th year we have been running this survey and it keeps growing year after year, allowing us to show an increasingly […]
There is an on-going discussion in the World of Testing around whether a tester should be more or less technical in his work… (and this is without even asking if we should call someone technical or not!) The truth is that I believe testers SHOULD be technical, and that there is a marked added value […]
Why do we test? I am not asking why do we need testing, but what drives us (professional testers) to invest our time and efforts in testing? I believe we do it because we really enjoy the sense of achievement and discovery whenever we manage to find and describe a hard-to-find and high-priority bug in […]
Do you have a hard time concentrating on your testing task with all the noise in your office or workspace? I am sharing here how a short meditation before testing is helping me to test better and to concentrate on my testing tasks.
We testers are always too busy running tests, and so we don’t see if there are additional things we could do in order to improve our process and to provide more value to our teams. Sometimes you need to make a hard stop and force yourself to think about the things you can do differently […]