Category: QA

bug_reports

How to create an effective bug report

Bug reports. I think I speak for all testers when i say that this is one of the most important parts of our job. I wanted to cover the notion of ‘a good bug report’ in a blog post, because over the years I’ve had the displeasure of reading and working from many bad bug […]

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utm_tracking_testing

What you can learn from campaign tracking and how you should use it?

Us testers here at Digital Natives don’t just spend our time testing. We’re often involved in the different phases of the product lifecycle, like conception (imagine, specify, plan) and design (describe, define). I’m a member of the Nostromo team, and right now we’re working on our Project Management tool. This tool, and Nostromo itself are […]

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becoming+QA

How to Become a QA Tester

I am often asked whether a QA should have a degree in IT, or a degree of any kind of that matter. What’s my answer? Well, I tell them that the road to becoming a  great QA is not perfectly defined like becoming a doctor or a lawyer. It requires the careful development of personal […]

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qa_automated_tests

How to Rock Automated Tests as a QA?

In my last article I introduced a new way to plough through automated tests; automated acceptance tests written by a QA (otherwise known as me!). You may remember we finished by setting some tasks for the future: Reviewing and discussing the existing tests (because even though current automated tests are still reliable, it’s inevitable that […]

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qa_test_automation

Breaking the habits: introducing automated tests written by a QA

Where is this crazy idea coming from, a QA learning to write automated tests? Why would a QA want to learn something that the developer team is already doing? I have been a QA for 7 years now and I worked at several types of companies. Starting from multinational corporations, to the so-called hipster startup […]

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