How to Recruit Exceptional QA Testers

The testing profession has no set college degree, career path or standard for skillsets, so how do you go about finding exceptional QAs? From innovative concepts like agile hiring and…

Fail Forward: The Secret to Succeeding with Weekly Releases

Releasing on a weekly basis no matter what is not an easy adjustment for most organizations to make. Even very small startups can become blocked and then stretch out their…

Bringing Finance QA into the 21st Century

  Two years ago, I began a contract position with one of the world’s biggest banks. The bank has an old application with three million strings of legacy code, whic…

How I Use Software Testing Skills Everyday

Beginning testing on a new project, or even some new feature of a known project, is the start of a new journey. You have your skills, experience, knowledge of basic…

You Plus Initiative Minus Ego Equals an Unstoppable Career in Tech

Not all industries are created equally, which is why not all generic career advice applies. The tech industry is incredibly fast-moving, largely unpredictable, and an unexpected breeding ground for household…

Fireside Chat: Testlio CEO Talks QA, DevOps and Acompli with Kevin Henrikson

Testlio CEO Kristel Kruustük recently sat down with Partner Director of Engineering at Microsoft Kevin Henrikson at an informal and well-attended fireside chat. It was so popular, in fact, that…

Join Us for QA in the Bay — Regression Test Your Social Network

Want to make new friends in software development and QA? Join us on September 19th from 5:30 to 8:00pm for QA in the Bay, a get together of software testing pros…

How to Be an Advocate for Software Quality

QA’s responsibility is to help ship the best product within the time, budget and other constraints defined by the business—not to seek needlessly costly and time-consuming perfection. Not to demand…

Automated GUI Testing: How to Get It Right

The right combination of manual and automated testing? We’re all for it. Most high-quality bugs are still found by humans, and manual testing isn’t going anywhere (ever). That said, automation…