After Julien and Thierry, Stéphanie Desby is the third french tester to kindly answer our questions. As you will see, she defines herself as a tester/developer, currently in the company Vidal France, a company specializing in information on health products and Securing the prescription.
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.
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.
We are starting this week a new series where we decided to give the floor to French testers. The first one to get involved in the game by accepting to answer our questions is Julien Blanc, who started his career at BlaBlaCar and is currently QA Engineer at Deezer, well known French streaming music player.