Test automation – the bitter truth

Reading Time: 7 minutesRecently, I came across this awesome blog post by Mike Talks where he tells the story of his personal experience with automation and all the false expectations that he and his team had about it, and it is really an awesome post, if you hadn’t read it, go do it now. And I really got inspired by it, I recently write a little post concerning automation and I figured out I had much more to say. I was really busy doing […]

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Software testing is not … easy to explain. Last part.

Reading Time: 5 minutesSoftware testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4 Software testing is not … playing. Part 5 There it goes, finally I come to the final chapter of the series of what software testing is not. The topics that I choose to cover in it are: Software testing is not … set of predefined actions. I bet you and I am pretty sure […]

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Automation or manual testing – mentoring question.

Reading Time: 3 minutesI am happy to say, that this is the first question that came through the mentoring form on my blog. It has been a while before someone “takes the courage” to ask a question 🙂 So, once again people, if you have any questions – ask, I don’t bite, I am only trying to help. As I promised, I won’t use real names, so I will replace them with any that I made up. Here it is: Hello, I have […]

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Software testing is not … playing. Part 5

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4. Software testing is not … meant to add value I know this is controversial claim and many testers might object it. So, let me explain. This is my position on a silly claim that was trying to prove that human testing is not useful, because it doesn’t add value to the product, the way that […]

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Software testing is not… finding bugs part 4.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not … part 3. Software testing is not … finding bugs This is one of the first things that I thought in software testing – that our job is to find bugs or defects. It’s true, but it took me some time, couple of books and a lot of hours reading different resources in order to figure out it’s not just that. To claim the above is like […]

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Software testing is not … part 3.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLinks to the previous two parts: Software testing is not… Software testing is not … part 2. Software testing is not activity that could be performed by irreplaceable robots. I can say for sure that this is one of the most incorrect statements in testing and also one of the most toxic ones. Of course no body is saying that, no body is that dumb, but it is based on a false assumptions and it produces a lot of other […]

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Software testing is not … part 2.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoftware testing is not … part 1. I am moving towards next couple of branches from the mind map that I posted in first post of the series of “Software testing is not…”. You can find the mind map following the link up here. Software testing is not … quality assurance. I wrote about it in the “Quality guardian” part of Outdated testing concepts, so I will really try not to repeat, but build on the statements made there. I […]

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Some kick ass blog posts from last week #12

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnd we are going back to some kick ass blog posts from the last week: Another great article by James Christie on a book called “The utopia of rules”, by David Graeber. The article makes cross references between the book and some testing issues, that James addressed in the past in some of his talks in CAST and other conferences. From what I’ve red in the article so far, I definitely  want to take a look on the book. David […]

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Results for State of testing 2016 survey are live.

Reading Time: 1 minuteHello everyone, I was a contributor for this years State of testing survey. You might see the posts in social media and on my blog to go to the official site and fill in the survey. In case you didn’t, you can now go and see what you missed to be part of 😀 The state of testing survey is an annual survey that Joel Montvelisky and Tea time with testers magazine make and it is by far one of the valuable […]

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On trolls and men. Summary of a lightning talk.

Reading Time: 5 minutesI had my first talk at a conference hooray! It was exciting, it was interesting and it was challenging for me. So, having in mind my inability to write short stuff and the way I always add more and more, my lightning talk preparation really helped me master a new skill and not try to squeeze 30 min lecture in 5 mins. The conference is called QA challenge accepted and is a local conference about software testing in Bulgaria, where I am […]

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