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October 5, 2012  6:15 PM

Fourteen ways it takes courage to be a good tester

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Bob Galen, Software Quality, software test, software tester mentality, software testers, software testing and development, Starwest

by Jennifer Lent Courage may be an unlikely topic to come up at a testing conference. But in a Lightning Strikes the Keynotes session at STARWEST, Bob Galen, of RGalen Consulting, talked about the ways in which courage should guide the work of test professionals.

  1. The...

October 5, 2012  6:10 PM

When software testing becomes unmanageable

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Software Quality, software test, software testing and development, Starwest

by Jennifer Lent At a breakfast at the STARWEST 2012 conference I met tester Laurie Lantgen, who works at a financial services firm in Sioux Falls, S.D. I asked her about the most challenging aspects of her job, and here's what she told me:  

"The most difficult...

October 4, 2012  6:59 PM

STARWEST 2012: What keeps you from being an awesome test manager?

Posted by: Melanie Webb
Software Quality, software test, software testers, software testing and development, software testing teams, Starwest

By Jennifer Lent In her keynote address "Becoming a Kick-*** Test Manager" at STARWEST 2012, Johanna Rothman of the Rothman Consulting Group asked the audience: "What prevents you from being an awesome test manager?" She offered...

December 22, 2009  11:48 PM

Why you don’t need to buy a testing tool, except when you do

Posted by: MichaelDKelly
Software testing, software testing and development, Software testing tools

I consult with a lot of teams that think they need expensive tools. Some teams do need the features offered by expensive test tools. But most teams I've worked with don't, they just think they do. Likely they could have gotten by with a workflow tool like JIRA or Bugzilla and some simple scripting...

October 23, 2009  9:11 PM

STPCon: How SocialText uses Agile, wikis and remote developers

Posted by: Daniel Mondello
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At the Software Test and Performance Conference (STPCon) this week, I had the pleasure of spending time with Matt Heusser, a software tester for a social networking software development company, SocialText, he is also a contributor and spoke in a few STPCon sessions this...


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