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How to Launch a Career in Software Testing

In our blog, we often talk about the importance of continued education. The learning process never really stops, and serious software testers should constantly hone their skills outside the office with deliberate, self-directed study.

This is especially important since ours is a profession without an “official” university-level career path. Most of what we learn, […]

April 13th, 2015|Blog, Education, Tips|1 Comment

A Checklist for Selecting the Optimal Test Management Solution

There exists a funny irony in the software testing world. As quality assurance professionals, we routinely spend months testing products for clients, but we generally dislike testing the platforms we use to run these tests.

The reason is simple.

Finding the right test management solution carries a host of startup and switching costs, including: […]

September 30th, 2014|Blog, Tips, Tools|3 Comments

What Is the Best Awesomest, Fastest Software Test Management Platform?

We’ve covered extensively what to look for in a test case software management platform, including:

Ease of use
Versatility
Upgrade frequency
Add-on compatibility
Interoperability

But today, I wanted to explore what not to look for – or more specifically – what marketing gimmicks and “promises” […]

April 9th, 2013|Blog, Marketing, Tips|0 Comments

Having Your Boss Pay for Continued Software Test Management Training?

We see it all the time – people going back to school for continued training, extra degrees, and new workshops. The trend has become especially pronounced in this economy. With fewer job opportunities, people must work harder to distinguish themselves in a market that’s becoming more competitive every day.

Some employees take it upon […]

October 17th, 2012|Blog, Education, Tips|0 Comments

Software Testing Management and the Eternal Principle of Common Sense

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

In the world of software testing management, this general axiom definitely holds true. […]

October 8th, 2012|Blog, Testing, Tips|0 Comments

Those little things that make our work easier

Every application we use has those little things, that make the user’s work so much easier. It can be a keyboard shortcut, a hidden option, or a quick way to make the most out of a feature.
We once had a post written, by a former team member of our support, explaining how to change the […]

November 10th, 2011|Blog, Support, Tips, Usability|0 Comments

Passwordless password manager

Most people I know tend to simply use the same password on ALL websites. Email, Paypal, Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Twitter. This is obviously a very bad idea.

Passwords are always a problem. Difficult to remember, hard to think of a good one when you need a new one, tricky to keep safe. For the moderately-paranoid and […]

March 3rd, 2011|Blog, Security, Tips|0 Comments

World Cup thoughts about winning teams and software development

30 days of world cup in South Africa are over now. We have watched many of the games, and followed the stories around the games, and the teams. One of the more interesting facts, now also talked about in the media, is that it was a “teams” world cup rather than a “stars” one. Seems […]

July 14th, 2010|Blog, General, Testing, Tips|1 Comment

Common Sense Testing Methodology

We often receive requests from our customers, most of which are professional testers, to work with them and show them how to use Testuff when using a specific testing methodology.

Usually after a short dialog, they find the best way for them to use Testuff. We’re quite proud that Testuff does indeed fit with many different […]

May 17th, 2010|Blog, General, QA, Testing, Tips|4 Comments

Selenium – Please do the dishes!

In the testing community, lots of companies use many different automation tools. It saves a lot of trouble going through repetitive tasks that the computer is quite capable of doing by itself. At Testuff, we don’t try to compete with those tools. They’ve been around for a while, they do a pretty good job, and […]

April 15th, 2010|Automation, Blog, Development, General, Tips|3 Comments
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