Hello and welcome to my blog,
My name is Viktor Slavchev and I am a software tester, but not the one that most people think they are – I don’t verify or validate, but I explore, I investigate, I experiment, I question. In other words, I take software testing very damn seriously.
I am currently working as a Senior software engineer in test and I am also teaching software testing in my hometown – Sofia, Bulgaria.
I have previous experience in:
- Web testing
- Service integration testing
- Testing middle-ware for SS7 networks in the telco area.
I have natural aptitude for testing from scientific perspective and the relations between testing and science. I read a lot of books on testing, I talk at conferences and events.
I am also interested in programming and technology in general.
Besides that, I like gaming, martial arts and beer! 🙂
I hope you have a good time here.
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Thank you so much for your kind words about my site, “Adventures in Automation”! I have been trying to switch from being a manual QA Engineer to an automated tester for years. Finally, I found a position at Fitbit-Boston! I’ve been trying to capture as much knowledge as possible. Blogging about what I am learning seems to help stick the information in my head.
How did you manage to come across my blog? I didn’t think anyone besides me really read it?
In fact I bet there is 🙂 I started reading your posts few months ago may be, as I found ’em appearing in ministry of testing’s RSS feed and I noticed you have some really good ideas on automation, interesting topics, not just the regular login write in Google etc. So, really good job on the Automating Amazon series I look forward seeing the rest, keep up with the great job you are doing and good luck 🙂
Whenever I come across a complex idea or a new way of doing automation, and I am unclear on how something actually works, I spend a -lot- of time doing independent research. That is how I come up with my many side-projects.
My latest one is “RESTful Testing using Stripe” where I am attempting to create an automated test framework for APIs. You can view the source code at: https://github.com/tjmaher/RESTful_Testing_Using_Stripe
test. i cant comment
Strange. Here it works. But i cant post at an article. Nor does the contact form works for me.
Yes, your comments got filtered by one of my plugins, now they are posted.
You can delete the last two. They are duplicates.
What filtered them? The URL? so i can maybe prevent this the next time.
I think i was a bit unclear. You have deleted my post here.
But i meant i had multiple same posts under your last article about manual testing. Could you clean that up? There are 4 and it should be one.
In addition i’m having problems with your contact form. I cant send you a message; neither in Chrome nor in Edge. Do mind you place an email address on your page to have a different way to contact you?
I dont want to spam your comments with requests like this. Can you at least send me an email so i can write you back?
Greetings from happy reader
Thanks for the heads up, Sebastian!
I cleaned up the comments and I think I resolved the issue with the contact form. I will reach out to you by email.
Sorry for the inconvenience. 😉