Four Unconventional Ways of Improving Software Quality

It is an established fact that the task of ensuring software quality starts from the beginning of the software development and doesn’t rest entirely on the shoulders of only one role but on every team member. Also, the absence of bugs doesn’t necessarily translate to software quality. Implementing quality practices and processes before, during and after development is […]

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How to Make Remote Pair Testing Work

Pair testing in software development involves two individuals testing a software application at the same time using a single workstation/keyboard. These two individuals can be a combination of a; Tester and Tester, Tester and Developer, Tester and User or a Tester and any other member of the team During testing, only one person executes the tests while the […]

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How Heroku’s Review Apps has made QA easier

No doubt, running multiple environments for apps provides immense benefits and helps dev teams to be a lot more productive and efficient. Some of the popular benefits are that it empowers parallel development efforts and protects company profits and revenue by ensuring reliable and dependable software with minimal downtime. That said, teams often run a combination of some […]

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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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