Testing for accessibility

Testing for accessibility in your apps/websites doesn’t have to be a chore. Making accessible and inclusive content will increase your target audience and reduce your chances of being sued (1, 2, 3). It’s not like I’m encouraging lawsuit driven development, but it is important to build an inclusive experience. Other benefits with building with accessibility in mind… Continue reading Testing for accessibility

Interviewing technical testers

Angie Jones has this awesome video explaining the technical interview process for software testers. This blog is a summary of that process in written form. I often watch these videos at double speed. 1. The Testing Question Many automation engineers out there are great at code but not so great at the testing element. Companies… Continue reading Interviewing technical testers

Discrimination in the Workplace

There are many forms of discrimination you could face when you are looking for work or in the workplace. Whether it’s based on; Gender Appearance Family Religion Sexual Orientation Age Many of these forms of discrimination are illegal in many countries. Hiring Managers/Recruiters who work in Human Resources departments (HR) know how to protect their… Continue reading Discrimination in the Workplace

Buddha in Testing: Chapter 5

At the end of Buddha in Testing, Pradeep asks the reader to co-author the next chapter with him. So this blog post is my attempt at writing part of Chapter 5 of this book: What is the chaos that surrounds you in testing? Write now, during the pandemic a lot of people have been made… Continue reading Buddha in Testing: Chapter 5

Technical tips for Software Testers

My software testing career tips series on Youtube is going well. So well in fact that I need to break out and collect the 4 part mini series on technical skills into it’s own blog post here. Part 1: learn command line Nothing will impress you colleagues more than your technical prowess with the command… Continue reading Technical tips for Software Testers

My Social Media Marketing Strategy

On Sunday I’ll be Interviewing Manoj Kumar who’s a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks & a Selenium Conf Organiser. And I was chatting to Manoj about my marketing strategy as a tester. I’ve been fascinated about marketing (more than learning about test automation tools) and this blog post is a reflection on that strategy. Marketing is… Continue reading My Social Media Marketing Strategy

Code Smells and Boolean Logic

Have you ever come across a boolean in code (i.e. a TRUE/FALSE) variable and had to stop and question if TRUE meant enabled or disabled? I call this a code smell. A code smell is a surface indication that usually corresponds to a deeper problem in the system. https://martinfowler.com/bliki/CodeSmell.html Naming variables is hard One of… Continue reading Code Smells and Boolean Logic