My running mate and myself went out, the other day, for a routine run. An early morning run, 10 km in a steady and not-too-fast pace. All was fine, and towards the last 2 km, my friend suggested that since we are ‘feeling great’, as he put it, it’s an opportunity to add 2-3 km […]
The other day, a good friend of Testuff told us about his 22-year-old son (we’ll call him “John”).
John is very bright and a quick study. But fresh out of school, he has almost no work experience yet.
Nonetheless, he was recently hired as a QA professional for a new startup. John wouldn’t be joining a team […]
A couple of weeks ago I went sailing with my family. We were all happy to meet and get a chance to sail together on a beautiful sunny day. Things changed however after an hour or so…. With slow winds and a wavy sea, there were soon some people who were feeling sea sick. Actually, […]
Some Thoughts about The DevOps Era
Developing and releasing software is a complicated process. Applications now-days are more complex, and deployment infrastructure complexity grows, so are teams working on software projects.
Developing, testing, and releasing software quickly and in a consistent way, is therefore more challenging than ever. One way organizations face this challenge is to […]
When sailing, one has to be careful of mistakes, be ready for things going wrong. Because when it happens – it is somehow always the worst timing…
The boom suddenly cracks. Before you manage to take a look what’s the damage, it’s broken and of course a part of it falls on one of your crew […]
Before taking out your boat or yacht out for sailing, there’s a Pre departure checklist to follow. This list is a long one, and goes from checking your registration papers (valid and present in the boat), all the way to verifying you have all of the required emergency equipment. In between there are dozens of […]
Swedish auto manufacturer, Volvo, has an ambitious goal of reducing accident-related fatalities to 0% by 2020. And central to this mission is the company’s line of self-driving cars. Volvo is already well on its way thanks to on-board detection systems that can help cars automatically avoid moose, deer, and other large game.
But the vehicle manufacturer […]
We’ve discussed the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) extensively in the past, with posts about:
Amazing multi-world games like No Man’s Sky.
Self-creating websites through platforms like Grid.io.
Technological breakthroughs like these potentially put software testers and developers at risk. We could become irrelevant in a world where machines can do all the heavy lifting.
But as covered in […]
We recently came across an interesting article touting the benefits of higher education. And we couldn’t be more supportive of this idea. Knowledge is power.
The writer went on and made a distinction between university graduates and those who only finish the same courses but in a college. Specifically he referred to computer sciences and engineering.
Last time, we wrote an article that covered some of the difficulties teams face when hiring outsourced talent – and how best to address those challenges. In this post, we’d like to cover the same topic again. But this time, we’ll shift our focus to the freelancer’s perspective.
As a software tester for hire, what steps […]