In a recent poll on LinkedIn, a thought-provoking question was posed: What goes through your mind when you see an automated test dashboard showing all green? The responses, mainly falling into the ‘other’ category, revealed a telling sentiment: suspicion. Many… Read More »If your application is bug free, do you need a tester?
How to Use Lean Coffee and a Skills Matrix to Evaluate Your Software Engineering Team’s Testing Maturity
The conversation around career development in software testing often circles back to the importance of soft skills. Be it in workshops, online courses, or even job descriptions, the focus on communication, adaptability, and teamwork is hard to ignore. While no… Read More »Breaking the Soft Skills Trap: What You Really Need to Learn
Scaling a startup is a bit like a juggling act: the more balls you add, the harder it gets to keep them all in the air. And one of the most critical balls to keep an eye on is ‘Quality.’… Read More »A Roadmap for Maintaining Quality in Scaling Startups
Have you ever pondered the nature of quality? If you have, you’re not alone. In the realm of software development, the question of quality is both central and elusive. As Jerry Weinberg famously put it, “Quality is value to some… Read More »What Does ‘Quality’ Really Mean in Software Development?
You’ve probably heard it countless times: “Automation is key in DevOps.” But let’s clear something up. It’s not just about testing. Automation, my friends, is the secret sauce that takes the human error out of those oh-so-tedious tasks and cranks… Read More »The Real Power of Automation in the DevOps World: It’s Not Just Testing!
In the dynamic landscape of software testing, it’s no surprise that there is always a shiny new tool waiting around the corner, promising the moon and the stars. As tempting as it might be to grab onto the latest, most hyped tool, it’s crucial to pause and think, especially when this tool does only one thing.
Our Scrum board is more than a simple tool for tracking tasks; it’s a visual representation of our team’s workflow and a key element in driving efficiency, predictability, and collaboration. A well-configured Scrum board provides a clear picture of progress,… Read More »The Art of Updating Your Scrum Board
From Soft Skills to Hard Skills: A Call to Action for Software Testers Software testers often take pride in their “soft skills” – excellent communication, problem-solving abilities, and a knack for critical thinking. These skills are undoubtedly important, but they… Read More »Level Up Your Testing Game: Master Code, Not Just Soft Skills
As a seasoned software engineer, one question that I encounter quite often is, “What is the ROI of investing in testing?” While this question seems to be a reasonable one on the surface, delving deeper into the complexities of software… Read More »Rethinking ROI: Why We Should Stop Asking About the Return on Investment in Software Testing
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