Preparing for ISTQB Advanced Level – Test Manager Certification Examination

Generally, professional certifications are designations earned by a person to demonstrate a standard level of skill, experience and expertise within a certain field. Beyond this, people write certification exams for various reasons.  Some hope that it boosts their chances of getting hired because they believe having a certification is an advantage compared to those who do not have […]

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Software Testing Interviews: Two sides of the coin

Interviews are a great avenue to connect job seekers to employers. Whatever the form a job interview takes; panel, online, or phone interview; its an opportunity for the employer to select a suitable candidate for a job role from a pool of shortlisted candidates. During which each candidate attempts to pitch or showcase himself as that suitable candidate. […]

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Working on a Project as the only Software Tester: The Journey and Lessons

Earlier this month, my team launched version 1.0 of our customer-facing app after about eight months of active development. The app is designed to help customers remotely control and monitor their alternative energy sources on their mobile devices. The app was developed for both Android and iOS users using Flutter. My team comprises of Backend developers, Platform engineers, […]

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My diary as a QA Engineer working with a distributed team

The software development arm of Zola Electric is a distributed team with its members working from about six (6) different countries and three continents. This, of course, comes with its usual peculiarities which include but not limited to: Mismatch in time zones Cultural differences  Many online pairing sessions and meetings  Frequent use of collaboration tools such as Slack, […]

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My Experience Working on Flutter for Integration Testing

I recently joined Zola Electric as a QA Engineer and the Software Development team currently leverages the Flutter SDK to develop their customer-facing Android and iOS apps. The choice of the cross-platform mobile development framework was a no-brainer; Flutter’s hot reload feature, support for beautiful Material Design and Flutter’s ability to incorporate all critical platform differences to provide […]

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Software Testing 101 in Fintech world

Software Testing and Software Quality Assurance is evolving from simply clicking to test new functionality to confirm it meets requirements into a more holistic approach that ensures maximum customer experience with the aim of improving the overall expectation of the product. Software testing for financial services is delicate with various layers of complexity. These financial software solutions handle […]

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Choosing Continuous Improvement over Perfection.

Just a few weeks back, a former colleague put up as his Skype status the quote from Mark Twain, “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” Stumbling on this, being a software quality assurance enthusiast, the first thing that came to mind was the attitude of stakeholders to software development. My observation over the years working with various […]

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