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Accelerating your SDET career.

Accelerating your SDET career.

This entry is part of 3 in the series Building a career in test as a developer

Since changing from teaching into software development on my 45th birthday exactly three years ago today, I fell into test automation entirely by accident. It is something however that I really enjoy and apparently it is a great path for the ambitious software development professional. In just those three short years I am already earning more than I ever achieved in 20 years as a school teacher, and almost certainly more than I would be able to command had I…

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“Testing is harder than Development” : Gerald Weinberg 1933-2018

“Testing is harder than Development” : Gerald Weinberg 1933-2018

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Building a career in test as a developer

I won’t pretend that I knew Gerald Weinberg, and to be honest I am not sure that I had heard of him before his passing last week. However, the tributes paid to him, especially by Joe Colantanio, awakened me to one of those people who any tester really should know more about. I encourage you to go and read some of them, (There is a listing of a few here) but learning a little about him has reminded me of…

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Opinion: Automated testing is not testing.

Opinion: Automated testing is not testing.

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Building a career in test as a developer

QA and testing: Is it time for a new glossary? Sorry it’s been a while. I have my final bit of Java coding written ready to write up, but I then had a fantastic two week vacation driving around Croatia with my family. I came home to find my test infrastructure had fried itself in the unusual summer heat, so I have some major reconstruction to do: Losing my grid is one thing, but losing the media server at the…

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