Writing clear bug reports

Writing clear and concise bug reports can greatly reduce the back and forth between different engineering stakeholders. We discuss on what makes a good bug report and I also provide a template that I use.

Mobile app testing checklist

A testers brain requires a lot of creativity and the no of scenarios that we test on a day to day basis are innumerable. Expecting the brain to remember all the ways of testing an application whether it be from a mobile, a web or an API interface is tough and an overhead. This mobile testing checklist is a brain dump of the different ways that I approach and think about testing apps in different conditions and hopefully reduces the cognitive load to remember these.

Advice from a test journeyman

Hello there, Software testing and automation is a craft in itself and is intricately as complicated as the varying technologies that it aims to verify. Whether it be a web app, a mobile app, or a complex mesh of distributed microservices, IoT apps, and whatnot. Unlike other disciplines, People who work in Software Testing come…

7 Myths about software testing

Common misconceptions about testing and the people who perform it. Source: Unsplash Hello there! Being a tester in software engineering comes with its own sets of myths and stigma about the role. This post is about the these misconceptions and i aim to hopefully give an inside perspective of someone who has actually been through…

Testers are not the last line of defence

Thoughts on why testers need to think beyond their role and evolve to become quality coaches for the whole team. Hello there, If you are reading this and are in the software engineering field as primarily a developer or tester, then I have some important thoughts to convey to both of you. For Dev -…

Testing: First principles

Source: Wikimedia Commons Hi there! I have been working as a tester throughout my career and have always been and still am very intrigued by the unique breed of individuals testers typically are. We are called by so many different titles (QA, Quality engineer, tester, SDET… and so on) and we play so many different…