Many people think Quality assurance and Quality control are the same. also, they often use the phrase QA to refer to testing, but this isn't true. They are related and tightly linked, and it's very confusing to differentiate between QA, QC and testing and to identify each activity of them. Moreover, people in this domain sometime wonder about their job title:" am I a software tester, QA engineer or QC engineer ?" In this article, we will define each term and the difference between them, and by the end of it, you will be able to respond to this question.
Testers are always the backbone of a project. For a tester to play multiple roles and to do their work efficiently they must have some unique qualities.
Sharing my work experience moving from the Dominican Republic to the USA. From being Regional QA lead for Transunion Latam to working at Chipotle.
As this new year dawned, I was reminiscing on the fact that I now had more than a decade worth of experience in the IT industry. Back when I started my career, I had a very strong notion of what a successful career would look like at the 10-year mark. As I look back, I can only shake my head at the simplicity and naivety of that idea. So, here are the things that I would tell the 21-year-old me as she started her career.
The excellent bug report raises the issue and provides sufficient data for a good decision.The article describes why do programmers do not fix some bugs so how to report bugs accurately so that the reader understands the impact of the problem and takes up for fix.It describes RIMGEN a guide for how to investigate bugs and communicate better.It also describes about some good Bug reporting skills for a Tester to improve his credibility.
My thoughts on the concept of shift left in software testing. 1. Shift left simplistically applied to automating everything in sight is not an ideal solution. 2. Morphing all the diverse roles in software engineering to just have all programmers on team leads losing knowledge present with people who understand different facets of creating software. 3. Leaving testing to the end of a project is not a solution either.
It includes my observation regards to position in my career. You have to work on skills instead of chasing only a position without any effort. Sometimes people get a position but are unable to manage it due to skills and never try to overcome it and problems begin from here.
This article is about my unconventional path into software testing at the age of 50. I often see people asking if they are to old to learn to code to old to change careers. It is also about alternative career paths if you just graduated a coding Bootcamp giving people options that they may have never pursued.
Why is test design called test case design? Are writing detailed test cases a design? But how are we identifying the behavior of the software and conditions for the software to get checked? In this article I am trying to share my thoughts on what is test design and what are the skills required to perform test design.