Peer Power – Importance of Accountability Partner

My learning & growth journey has been helped by some really good accountability partners. Their influence on me has kept me motivated and on track, and I’ve learned a lot from them and with them. An accountability partner can be anyone who is interested in either co-learning, co-creating, or collaborating with you to meet some …

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My top 10 all-time favorite videos on software testing

Originally, posted as a Twitter thread, thought to post it as a blog as this would be a good reference for the future too  I have watched each of these many times in the past years. Here you go!  (1/10) Heuristics and why testers should care about them by @jamesmarcusbach This was a webinar – #TTTribeCast by @the_test_tribe (2/10) The …

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Uses This

Last Updated: 11 August 2022 Inspired by Uses This & Manas Saloi, the tools, services, and techniques I’m using to get things done and be productive. Rahul Parwal Hardware ASUS TUF FX705DT-AU028T: My personal computer Apple iPhone SE: My Phone Dell 27-Inch Gaming Monitor S2721DGF: My primary monitor, Worth the price. Green Soul Monster Ergonomic Chair: …

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Assured Responsibility & Other Illusions about Testing

I have seen testers being worried about how other stakeholders might blame them if any bug is found in the production. Here is my take on this: Testing is sampling. Samples are taken based on the judgment, understanding, and experience (with the product) of the tester. Any sample cannot be fully exhaustive (covering all the …

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Are we looking for an Elixir in Software Development?

Yesterday, I was talking to one of my cousins who just became a doctor and said that unfortunately, the majority of doctors have reduced the concept of healthcare to “medicines” and “quick fix” drugs.  Got me thinking that: Health problem fix (bug fix) is at the prime attention of the healthcare industry right now, but …

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Conversation on Over-Detailing Syndrome

Me: Detailed testing procedures (“scripts” or “cases”) work well for automation scripting but could be an overkill for human “testers”. Friend: But, what if the test cases are NOT too detailed? Would other testers be able to understand them? Me: The answer is “Yes”, provided they have a basic acquaintance of the software intent and …

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