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How do we become better testers?

Two Questions:

1. How we choose our tools, languages, etc? (Our destiny)

2. How do we teach newbee testers?

  • pair programming/testing

Real world example: 10 people in room, 2 people were being projected==

  • mob programming

How do we become better testers when we are at the same level?=

  • Join monthly meetups
  • Get outside our comfort zone
  • SpeakEasy free program for learning how to speak of conference

=What Qualities Makes a Good Tester

Analytical Thinking Curiosity Critical Thinking Being Organized Active Reading Fundamental Understanding of Systems (or Software Systems) Human Skills - Communication Skills Fast Learner Programming Software Architecture Domain Knowledge User Experience

Should people go directly from university to being a tester?

Do an internship Internships typically do not offer learning how to code Internships can help discover your true calling as a tester

So how do we become a better tester?

Explain project architecture Explain tools Internship program 3 months - focus mostly on testing knowledge Do some test automation Focus on a learning project, create a test, and then debrief with someone more knowledge Mentoring continues beyond the initial introduction Session-based testing Long process toward autonomy Domain knowledge can be critical

SBTM Created by James & John Bach Each session 60 to 90 minutes Has a goal Debriefing at the end Purpose is to learn to split

Regression Testing?

"I hate the word regression. It's a regression of the testing, really." - Alex R Communication between development and product management


More than just tools More than just the car I am driving....

Maybe.... "Finding a new path, instead of tooling."

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