Category Archives: Teamwork

What technology can learn from the humanities.

TweetMuch has been written about what non-engineers in tech firms can learn from computer science. Learn to program and script, understand basic architecture, learn to speak the engineers’ language (because, lets face it, there is one). But in all the … Continue reading

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Test Escape Reports

We just had a big launch at work, which of course leaves me thinking about test escape reports. Continue reading

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Having interns on the QA team

TweetInternships are good for the interns, right? As an intern, you get a chance to learn, to be in a professional environment, sometimes- class credit and of course, some of your first professional references.¬† Interns get to be around the … Continue reading

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Time for QA to fully embrace Agile

TweetMy favorite idea from Agile 2010 was that “QA should be the headlights for a project” A quality guide, not a quality police. We can sit at the end of the schedule, run tests and file bugs. Or, we can … Continue reading

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Extending Lighthouse bug tracking

TweetWe use lighthouse for bug tracking at my company. It is simple, flexible and has a great api that allows us to hook it into testlink to track bugs from our test management system. The search functionality, however, seems limited. … Continue reading

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When Low Priority Bugs Should be Fixed

TweetSo you file a UI issue. No functionality is broken, the site looks ok. The deadline is close, and it makes sense to launch it. No one wants to delay a deploy because of a few pixels. When do you … Continue reading

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Developers: A Ray of Sunshine

TweetDevelopers may be the most blatantly, unashamedly¬† optimistic group of people I have ever known. In the face of all evidence to the contrary, they believe that this time software will work, deadlines will be met, solutions will be easy … Continue reading

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Write bugs that get fixed

TweetIt seems simple enough- find an issue, file a bug, wait for it to be fixed. The tough part should be finding the bug in the first place, but sometimes it isn’t. 1- Time constraints. When deadlines loom, the team … Continue reading

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High Heels in High Tech part 2: Becoming One of the Boys.

TweetYou move into your new office space (which you share with a guy named George) and start to unpack and set up your computer.¬† Your boss seems nice, your office has a window, and the lunchroom fridge is stocked with … Continue reading

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