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Reading Recommendations # 87

The 87 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts. The are topics about “Cake, Coffee and some POT”, “Who are these ominous “testers”?”, “Mobile Testing Tools”, “A Tester’s Journey: Select Your Team”, “How often you should run your automation” and “Confidence’s Role in Software Testing”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

Cake, Coffee and some POT - Reading RecommendationsCake, Coffee and some POT – Tales of Testing

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Summary Nordic Testing Days 2017 – Updated

I am just back from 3 exciting days in Tallinn attending the Nordic Testing Days.

TL;DR: it was just awesome conference! Plan it for 2018.

And now the long story. Just after I arrived in the hotel, I had only a couple of minutes to prepare for the speaker’s dinner. Looking out of my window, I knew directly our ride for the speaker’s dinner.

Nordic Testing Days - Adventures in QA
Already in the hotel lobby I met many awesome testers and the organizers, like Guna, Helena, Erik, Stephen and many more. Immediately it felt like seeing old friends and the fun started in the train. Look at the pictures. Read more

Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations # 86

The 86 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and one YouTube video form the last weeks which I really enjoyed reading after my vacation. The topics are “TESTS GETTING SLOWER?”, “Headless testing with Google Chrome”, “Postman cheat sheet”, “30 Second APIs…”, “Stupidity – More Than A Feeling”, “HOW TO SELL QA TO HIGHER-UPS” and “Beyond the Agile Testing Quadrants”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

TESTS GETTING SLOWER? - Reading RecommendationsTESTS GETTING SLOWER?

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Reading Recommendations # 85

The 85 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts form the last weeks which I really enjoyed reading after my vacation. The topics are “Introducing testers to developers”, “Getting started on a testing project”, “3 ways to get in shape for Continuous Testing”, “How production bugs killed small business.”, “Said you’re running out of time…..” and “Testing Zombie – Are you becoming one?”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

Introducing testers to developers - Reading RecommendationsKatrina the Tester: Introducing testers to developers

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How To get Started in Software Testing Part 2

How To Get Started In Software Testing – Part II by Tim Ebie

In part two of the series “How To Get Started In Software Testing”, I’ll outline five more areas aspiring software quality assurance engineers should focus on in order to have a thriving career in the software quality assurance space. Every building is only as strong as its foundation.

Therefore, if you haven’t read part one of this series, I highly recommend you do so before continuing further in this series. This will help give you a solid foundation as you look to launch out to in “deep” end of software testing. You can check out part one here.

Below, I’ve highlighted five key areas every aspiring software tester should consider as he or she looks to explore the world of software quality assurance.

  1. Crowdsourcing: A new shift in the software testing phenomenon is that of crowdsource based testing. Crowdsource based testing is where testers gather from different parts of the world to test applications and get paid for bugs they find. A few of the sites you can visit and join are the following:
    • utest.com: Join a crowd sourcing site like utest and learn by testing applications, mobiles apps, devices and a variety of other technologies. Here you’ll get direct hands on experience. You can access it here: http://www.utest.com
    • Weekend Test: Is a software testing platform where testers gather together to test various applications and technologies. You can access it here: http://www.weekendtesting.com
    • usertesting.com: This platform focuses more on the “look and feel” of a website or what you will call Usability testing. Basically, you sign up to be a “tester” or user and get paid $10 every time you share your thoughts out loud (it’s recorded) when navigating a website. The setup is easy and all you need is a quiet place to record and a computer/laptop. Most test take 15-20 minutes. So, the better you become and the more tests you qualify for you can tests up to three sites an hour, which can earn you about $30 an hour. One secret? Stay logged in and score high (five stars) on your practice/initial training and they’ll keep sending you tests. You can access it at www.usertesting.com

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