Some 15 years ago I was first introduced to concept of the “Virtual Toolbox” and since then I have never stopped assessing and adding to it to improve my work and my life skills. Here’s why I recommend you build your own virtual toolbox, and how to get started.
A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Then imagine what a series of pictures is worth… This is what we (at PractiTest) have been doing with the State of Testing project (now entering its 8th year). Each year we survey the professional worldwide QA community and publish the results in the annual State of Testing […]
Many of us have ideas of projects that will help our peers. Some of us even try to take this ideas and make plans around them. But only a lucky few get to actually put these ideas into practice.
I was asked to do a talk on Mindful testing for Swiss Testing Day. I liked the idea. I have been practicing Mindful Testing personally (and mostly quietly) for the last couple of years, and this gave me an excuse to look back at the ways I have been improving it with my experience. For […]
Why and how we should redefine what it means to be a tester by getting involved in all stages of the development process and adding value wherever possible.
We make hundreds of decisions, choices, and judgments on a day-to-day basis. Life would be exhaustive if we had to deliberate over each and every one of these decisions. Humans prefer to avoid information overload by preferring solutions that require minimal mental effort. We are naturally programmed to handle information overload by using mental shortcuts […]