What do you do when hiring managers are looking for a set of skills you don’t have but you sorely want? You learn. I see this situation played over and over again. The market is shifting and a new tool or technique is the next biggest standout skill or experience hiring managers are looking for,
Testers need to learn to code *. Period. And here’s why. The market demands it and the supply is arriving. As a hiring manager I’ve personally seen a massive increase in the number of testers who can now code. They may not be able to write production grade feature code, or automated tests, but they
No product domain is better than any other, but we do each have preferences and favourable products to test. We each prefer to use, test and work with some types of products over others. When I was testing products I didn’t enjoy I wanted to leave software testing. Period. I wanted out. Software testing sucked.
Our community is not best served by one single group or organization. [Opinion piece follows 🙂 ] As an individual it’s important to be skeptical when we have just one single source of learning and direction for our community. If we tie ourselves to a single source (i.e. group, organization, business, scheme) we are tying
I was chatting to someone at EuroSTAR last week and we got talking about personal productivity. I shared with her my way of working using a concept I’ve been calling Shipping Forecasts. It’s based around the simple premise that I will be shipping something (a project). It is called a forecast because no amount of