Miscellaneous

Should organizers share bug reports or implement a live open bug database in Testing Contests?

NOTE: This blog post is a summary of some asynchronous discussions between Saket Agrawal, Fenil Vaswani, and Rahul Parwal on this topic. This topic is a constant topic of discussion after every testing hackathon. Each stakeholder of a hackathon has different views, opinions, and expectations from a testing hackathon. Moreover, it is almost impossible to …

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Doctor Consultation vs Google – Tester Perspective

I saw this question in one of the chat groups today. To me, It sounded like a manual testing vs automation testing problem. Reasons why we require a doctor (or any human specialist for fixing a specialized problem): Evaluation & Sense-Making Judgment & Analysis Understanding of Context Identifying Risks The decision to investigate further Decision on when …

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How to stay humble when people are aggressive towards you?

An old-time mentor asked me this question today. Though, I feel that I don’t know much about this skill (“constructive confrontation”). However, there are a few things that I have realized over the years by interacting with people over the last 10-12 years: Time is precious. Allocate it only to people who matter. Know your …

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