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How to Work with an Outsourced Freelance Tester

Hiring an external freelance tester is one of those options in today’s workforce landscape that some see as a necessary evil, others as a great benefit, but that nearly every software QA team eventually faces:

Sometimes you need a few extra hands on deck for a short term.
Other times, you want access to outside expertise.
And you’re […]

April 11th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

When Choosing Software Testing Tools, Is Consistency a “Feature”?

As a society, we tend to focus on the biggest winners – i.e. those who defy all the odds and manage to overcome unbelievable obstacles.

This tendency is especially pronounced in sports, with champions and home runs dominating the headlines.

But what about all the guys who make it to the Top 100 without ever quite […]

March 14th, 2017|Blog, Testing, Tools|0 Comments

Want a Boring Job? Do NOT Go into Software Testing

On the back of our company T-shirts are the words “Software Testing Can Be Fun.”
We always thought it was not just a cool slogan, but it is also something we believe in.

A few days ago, someone asked me – after seeing it – if we really believe that software testing can actually be enjoyable. […]

January 9th, 2017|Blog, Funstuff, Testing|0 Comments

A Better Way to Test Software Testing Candidates during the Interview Process?

In the past, we’ve talked about what constitutes an effective software testing team. These earlier posts explain the ideal mix of traits, experience levels, and thinking styles you want to have moving forward.

But they don’t explain how to actually build your team from the ground up.

In other words, how can you best identify […]

November 20th, 2016|Blog, Testing|1 Comment

Software Testers in the Age of Cyber-Terrorism

Why the Global War on Terrorism Needs Software Testers

We used to live in an analog world where you could:

Repair broken toasters with a simple screwdriver.
Tinker with cars using a few garage tools.

But those days are quickly fading. In fact, they’re all but over. Now everything is digital, powered by software, satellites, and Wi-Fi.

And unless you […]

November 3rd, 2016|Blog, Security, Testing|0 Comments

Where Are My Testers?

I used to work for a company which had a few groups of testers, each of them used on a separate mission on a need-basis. You would see a project manager go about asking “where’s my testing group?”, trying to figure which of the groups was assigned for his project. There were arguments of course […]

October 24th, 2016|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Finding False Positives in Software Testing

Improper diagnoses are bad for business. This is most apparent in healthcare where “false positives” result in hundreds of billions in wasted dollars every year.

Worse still are the complications that emerge when real problems go untreated. Patients become sicker and sometimes die because physicians fail to address the true reasons why […]

September 11th, 2016|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Should Software Developers Test Their Code Before Launching?

This seems like a silly question. Obviously, developers need to make sure their builds are stable before sending them on to the testing team. So yes, developers must at least taste test their applications.

But what we’re really asking is whether developers should conduct rigorous testing, complete with defect reporting, debugging, and methodology selection […]

July 18th, 2016|Blog, Development, Testing|0 Comments

As a Software Tester, Should You Fix Simple Mistakes?

The division of labor couldn’t be clearer:

Quality assurance professionals are supposed to test and report bugs.
Software developers are supposed to build and fix code.

Getting a product ready for launch might require hundreds (or thousands) of back-and-forth exchanges to fix all defects. However, that’s how the industry is set up.

But what about those really minor […]

June 20th, 2016|Blog, Development, Testing|0 Comments

The 6 Thinking Hats of Software Quality Assurance Testing

When Edward de Bono published 6 Thinking Hats in 1985, he was speaking primarily to the business community. Over the past 3 decades, however, de Bono’s revolutionary approach to project management has spilled into countless other disciplines – including software testing.

We’ve spent the last several months outlining the importance of de Bono’s approach as […]

October 6th, 2015|6 Thinking Hats, Blog, Testing|1 Comment