About the author

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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 tester and I am also teaching software testing in my hometown – Sofia, Bulgaria.

I have previous experience in:

  • Web testing
  • Mobile
  • 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.

Best regards,


11 thoughts on “About the author”

  1. T.J. Maher says:

    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?

    -T.J. Maher

    1. Mr.Slavchev Mr.Slavchev says:

      Hey, T.J.
      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 🙂

      1. T.J. Maher says:

        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

  2. Sebastian says:

    test. i cant comment

    1. Sebastian says:

      Strange. Here it works. But i cant post at an article. Nor does the contact form works for me.

      1. Mr.Slavchev Mr.Slavchev says:

        Yes, your comments got filtered by one of my plugins, now they are posted.

        1. Sebastian says:

          You can delete the last two. They are duplicates.
          What filtered them? The URL? so i can maybe prevent this the next time.

        2. Sebastian says:

          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

          1. Mr.Slavchev Mr.Slavchev says:

            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. 😉

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