Testers

Experience Report – Super Voice 2022

Six months back, Synapse QA Community announced its first-ever reality contest in testing space on public speaking. When I first got to know about this contest, it fascinated me. I could instantly sense this announcement brought a new dimension to the testing contests that were happening till then. This was something new 🔥. Initially, I …

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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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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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10 Testing Issues That Concern Me Often

“Requirements are NOT Clear”. Yes, we need better-drafted requirements! But, at the same time, we need to stop expecting stakeholders to write down all tacit knowledge (understanding) as an explicit requirement. Requirements & Desirements are both important 🙂  “We don’t have enough time for Testing” Yes, we need to stop taking time away from testing. …

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As a Tester, What can I showcase except Bugs, Tests, and Bug Reports?

This question came from an interesting discussion that I had done in the Automation Advocates Virtual Coffee Meetup # 1. The topic for the meetup was a good tester developer relationship. We all shared our views on the importance of a good tester developer relationship and the tips, traps, and possibilities on this topic. There …

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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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