Why Software Testers need to learn Data Science

I have been working as a QA Engineer/Tester for a year and a half now. I have tested a variety of web and mobile apps and I had a wonderful time exploring how much value testing adds to a software system. The company I work at, Red Buffer, is among the very few companies in the country which are doing extensive work towards providing Data … Continue reading Why Software Testers need to learn Data Science

Never-failing Testing Hack: Know the Software System

Software Testing is a broad area. You can not have set directions about how to test a certain software system. However, you can always generalize some tips and tricks that are likely to work in most, if not all, situations. All these lead you into knowing the software system better which plays a vital role in better testing of the software. The order of these … Continue reading Never-failing Testing Hack: Know the Software System

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This is something very important that we usually don’t realize. There is always this checklist or requirement specification document that we are so busy in verifying that we often don’t find out about unwanted/unknown behaviors. If you are fortunate, you might stumble upon it while testing. Otherwise, it is brought to your attention when something breaks or behaves unusually when the user is using your app … Continue reading Quote#7

The Real Skill Recruiters look for in Software Testers

Which by the way, if you have, will help you a lot in other life matters too. It’s communication! While interviewing to hire a software tester, the interviewers almost always ask this one question: “How do you log bugs?” It can be rephrased as follows: “How do you ‘communicate’ bug to the relevant stakeholders?” The importance of attention to detail, choosing the right approach for … Continue reading The Real Skill Recruiters look for in Software Testers

Lessons Learned: A year in Testing and Quality Assurance

A year of rich technical and life experiences! I started my first job as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer, exactly a year ago. It has been a wonderful year. In a tech company of about 20-25 employees and working as the sole QA Engineer, I learned more than I ever expected. Below, I am going to summarize my experiences and lessons learned. You never know … Continue reading Lessons Learned: A year in Testing and Quality Assurance