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So you want to be a software test consultant?

Today, I’ m handing out some pointers that may or may not help you on your path to becoming a software test consultant. Some of these I’ve gained through bitter experience, others are more hindsight on things I ought to have done. So, without¬† further ado, here are my tips. 1) Dreams are not goals […]

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It’s time to grow up and ditch the security blanket

One of the hardest parts of working as a software tester is keeping on top of new technologies, techniques in testing and development and software testing tools. ¬†I can sometimes feel quite intimidated at the amount of information that I need to absorb in order to keep on top of the game. Gavin Davies writes […]

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Is it Nerdy to Test on the weekend?

I’m talking about the European Weekend Tester Sessions that have just started up. This was an entirely different kind of testing. The kids were screaming and running in and out of the house as I sat down on my computer on a beautiful and warm Saturday afternoon to join in with a group of people […]

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Back To Basics: Automated Testing

Automating parts of testing has always existed since people have tested software. In my early days of testing the concept of separating testing into manual and automated testing never really existed. Well not where I worked anyhow. We tested, and sometimes we used tools to help us test. In conformance testing we used protocol analysers […]

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Always look on the bright side of life..

And what better way, than to download the new Tester Types E-Book. Its a light hearted look at some of the types of testers out there and I guess we could all do with a bit of a laugh now and then. I big hearty thanks to Rob Lambert and Rosie Sherry for writing and […]