Hiring a tester – First part: preselection

Hiring a tester – First part: preselection

Evaluating a Software Tester with a hiring process is not easy. A very experienced candidate with a resume apparently fulfilling your needs might be a very bad team member. Unlike a newbie with the right mindset, the will and a true passion who will become an asset to the project and the team.

What should you do to avoid the former and not miss the latter? The question is interesting, and no single answer exists but I suggest you a series of articles to help thinking about this and find the proper tactic.

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Our reading recommendations of the week #22/17

Our reading recommendations of the week #22/17

Welcome back!

I don’t know about where you live, but in Lyon, France, the sun has started to shine a lot and the time of slowing down sports activities has come: it is now time for a relaxing time under the trees at lunch time or in the evening, with a good reading!

Here are our weekly recommendations to welcome your chilling moment:

  • Talking about test data
  • ’99 second introduction’ series: learning testing
  • The testing social network

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Our reading recommendations of the week #19/17

Our reading recommendations of the week #19/17

Here are our reading recommendations of the week #19. We are first suggesting 2 articles around a recurrent subject: automatic checking and how to deal with flaky tests. Then a feedback about how challenging it is to be a software tester in a Continuous Deployment environment. Finally, the last article is an analogy with restaurants that intend to help testers introducing themselves to developers.

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Specialized or mixed conferences?

Specialized or mixed conferences?

I was at the MiXiT conference in Lyon last week to co-host a workshop/game with Ard and François using TestSphere that the community of testers (at least those who follow the Ministry Of Testing news) can not ignore.

The workshop is structured around the card deck which has several categories (techniques, heuristics, feelings, quality aspects and patterns) and each card describes an idea that helps the participants to think about a story they have to tell.

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