QAshido – The path of the tester. Virtue # 2 – Quality advocacy and negotiation skills.

Reading Time: 6 minutesLink to QAshido – The path of the tester. Virtue # 1 – Technical skills. Why are negotiation skills important? I don’t think it makes sense to put importance to the 7 groups of skills I mentioned, or as I called them virtues, they are all valuable, but I think being a good negotiator is one of the skills a good QA can not miss. Because soft skills and in specific negotitation skills are the thing that help us reach our goals […]

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QAshido – The path of the tester. Virtue # 1 – Technical skills.

Reading Time: 6 minutesLink to: QAshido – The path of the tester. Why technical skills are important? I think this is a pretty obvious one, that’s why I start from it, but I more often see testers believing or at least having a “good excuse” to pretend that technical skills and abilities are not essential for the job of quality assurance engineer. I won’t lie if I say I find this ridiculously wrong, we are working in the tech area and it’s near to […]

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QAshido – The path of the tester.

Reading Time: 3 minutesIntroduction. At first sight the title of this post might look a bit strange, but here is what’s the story. I really wanted to capture the skill set of a tester that I believe is the ultimate one, the one that causes the big “Wow” when people get to know you.And in first place it was an advice on what skills are needed if you want to get hired as a QA and have a successful career in the IT […]

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Testing is a mental process.

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has been a while since I last had the time to sit and write a post here, so I guess I am now a bit rusty and hard to start, I have all these crazy ideas fighting in my head and it’s really hard to make them sit in their spot until their turn comes, or just until I have a clear vision of what’s it all about that I want to write for. I am already one year […]

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How to extract links from XML file using Linux grep

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Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently I had offered a colleague of mine to provide her with all links to blogs I follow so she could read them, too. It was easier said than done. Needles to say, wordpress.com is very friendly in this case and provides you with an option to export all blogs you follow. You simply have to go to “Reader” > “Blogs I follow”, click “Edit” and then “Export” which appears under the text input field. So good, so far. I […]

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MobCon Bulgaria 2014 – Where mobile minds connect

Reading Time: 1 minuteI am really happy and proud to announce that this year on April 5-th, our capital Sofia will become a host of a first of its kind event for Bulgaria – MobCon. What is MobCon? MobCon is a one day conference focused on mobile technologies. The main topics to be covered during the event are: iOS Development Android Development Windows Phone Development Other Mobile OS Development Hybrid Development Mobile Web Wearables Monetization & App discovery Mobile Testing UI/UX Design Mobile […]

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Linux foundation starts new free course along with EDX

Reading Time: 1 minuteLinux foundation and EDX are releasing the course called “Introduction to Linux”.  The course was paid until now and this is it’s first start as a part of the EDX and it will be totally free. According to the description the course will start in the third quater of the year and will cover basic knowledge over the three main OS Linux families. The goals of the course will be: Indtroduction to Linux’s three biggest OS families. Good knowledge and ability to […]

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Today we fight back against mass surveilance

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday (February 11,2014) is an international day to show your protest against surveillance on internet by intelligence agencies like NSA and their acts to monitor and control our internet privacy.  As an open source enthusiast and as a professional involved in the IT area, I strongly believe, that technology should be used as an extension of human mind and free will, to help it reach further, not to restrict it. Surveillance in internet is an act of violence against the […]

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Ten good reasons to use Linux OS

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt was 2 years ago… It was 2 years ago when I first started a Linux OS on my PC and from that moment I started to evolve as a Linux die-hard fan with every single moment. As I recall it was some version of wubi, which is a Linux installer for Windows that lets you install Linux over your Windows file system, so you don’t have to install it as a dual boot. So since than I’ve changed 2 […]

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A few thoughts in the last hours of year 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutesNormally I’m writing technical articles in my blog or at least try to keep them as technical as I can, but since it’s the last day of the year I just wanted to summarize what was important for me during the last year, what  would I take with me in the next year and what would I leave behind, what did I learn. Whoa, it was quite a journey this year, but I could honestly say it was the most […]

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