Ergo, check your ego

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As the saying goes..

 

“There is no I in TEAM”

 

This is undeniably true, but there is also no WE in TEAM either. However there is a ME (sort of).

 

So what does this mean? Does it mean that the team is less about individuals or groups of individuals and actually about thinking what you can do to help the team? Well yes it does actually, but what it more likely means is idioms are pointless.

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Automation – The Tester’s Holy Grail (Part 2)

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Now that I’ve finally got around to doing part 2, I should probably remind myself of the reason for part 1…

So..

A question that I seem to have been asked a lot recently is:

“How do I get in to automated testing?”

For part 1 I explained a couple of issues I see with the question and the reason people ask it. You can find part 1 here.

Even given any potential pitfalls though automation is a great area to look to get in to so these are my tips for helping anyone start. Continue reading

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Am I a tester?

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My name is Steven and I am a tester
I was thinking of which subject to do for my first blog post and the above seemed a good way to start, even thought it might sound like a introduction at a self help group session.
It’s taken from a recent presentation I gave around the subject of what being a tester actually means in a modern software development industry. Using myself as a case study, I wanted to explore whether I can still actually call myself a tester.

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