I’m a Tester, Jim, not a QA Engineer!

If you ask any random set of testers what their title is, about half of them will answer with some term that includes “Test” and the other half will answer with some term that includes “QA” and “Engineer”.  If you then ask them what their job entails, all of them will say something about testing…

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System.Console.WriteLine(My.BlogRoll.ToString())

I’ve received a few requests for my blogroll.  I considered posting it here all nice and categorized like, but at 170+ feeds that would be rather lengthy.  Anyway, going to all that trouble isn’t necessary.  Through the magic of NewsGator my current OPML will always be available at http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/svc/opml.aspx?uid=2170&mid=1.  My sidebar links to it now,…

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One More Hallmark

Darren writes: Hi, I read through your list of attributes today with interest.  One of the attributes that interests me but, that you did not mention was:  Ability to provide accurate estimates.  I’d be interested to read *your* take on that attribute. Estimation is indeed as important a skill for testers as it is for…

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Just As, Not Less Or More

Kate comments on my previous blog post Why I’m An SDE/T: Writing code to break other’s code is what I fascinate about.  Hope I can get this kind of job in the near future.  Now comes the question:  When you write a tool to test other’s code, what makes you trust the code you wrote? …

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Why I’m An SDE/T

WH writes: I’ve got an on-campus interview with MS and I’m (hopefully) looking at an SDET internship.  I was wondering:  What do you like most about being an SDET?  What do you like the least? The bug-finding problem space sounds completely interesting to me, but I thought it’d be best to get some thoughts from…

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