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Key Skills Modern Testers Need: An Interview with Janet Gregory

Summary:
In this interview, Janet Gregory, an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire, explains what skills testers need to succeed in today's industry. She talks about how the testing role has changed, what communication skills testers need, and the importance of trying new things.

In this interview, Janet Gregory, an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire, explains what skills testers need to succeed in today's industry. She talks about how the testing role has changed, what communication skills testers need, and the importance of trying new things.

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[interview]

The Future of Software Testing with AI: An Interview with Jason Arbon

Summary:
In this interview, Jason Arbon, the CEO of Appdiff, explains how artificial intelligence is going to change the way we test our software. He talks about why testers shouldn't be afraid that AI will take their jobs and shows how machine learning can actually be approachable.

In this interview, Jason Arbon, the CEO of Appdiff, explains how artificial intelligence is going to change the way we test our software. He talks about why testers shouldn't be afraid that AI will take their jobs and shows how machine learning can actually be approachable.

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[interview]

The Long Road to Test Automation: An Interview with Dorothy Graham

Summary:
In this interview, Dorothy Graham, a software test consultant and coauthor of four books, discusses the fact that many teams still have a long way to go with test automation. She explains why getting started in automation can be daunting and details which tools might be best for your testing needs.

In this interview, Dorothy Graham, a software test consultant and coauthor of four books, discusses the fact that many teams still have a long way to go with test automation. She explains why getting started in automation can be daunting and details which tools might be best for your testing needs.

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[interview]

Creating IT and Testing Opportunities in Canada: An Interview with Denis Carignan

Summary:

In this interview, Denis Carignan, the president of the Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization, explains how his team is creating new opportunities and training in the software industry—from testing to IT—for indigenous Canadians.

In this interview, Denis Carignan, the president of the Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization, explains how his team is creating new opportunities and training in the software industry—from testing to IT—for indigenous Canadians.

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[interview]

Software Diversity and the Women Who Test: An Interview with Alison Wade

Summary:

In this interview, Women Who Test founder Alison Wade details the lineup for the Women Who Test event at STAREAST 2017 and explains why software diversity is important. She discusses how women can move up the ladder in the software industry.

In this interview, Women Who Test founder Alison Wade details the lineup for the Women Who Test event at STAREAST 2017 and explains why software diversity is important. She discusses how women can move up the ladder in the software industry.

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How Technology Is Changing the Way We Learn

Modern technologies like virtual reality, cloud-based systems, and measurement of content have disrupted how we learn. Standards have evolved to improve how learning material can be published to any device.

Better Software Magazine

References

  1. Advanced Distributed Learning. “SCORM.” Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (blog). October 23, 2015. https://www.adlnet.gov/adl-research/scorm.
  2. Kelly, Barry. “Corporate Training Market Growth Is Great News for Online Learning Content Providers.” Thought Industries (blog). February 11, 2017. http://blog.thoughtindustries.com/blog/licensing-content-to-corporate-customers.
  3. Gartner. “Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015.” Gartner (newsroom). November 10, 2015. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3165317.
  4. Advanced Distributed Learning. “xAPI Background & History” Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (blog). October 23, 2015. https://www.adlnet.gov/adl-research/performance-tracking-analysis/experience-api/xapi-background-history.
[interview]

Why Testers Are Starting to Look More like Developers: An Interview with Mike Faulise

Summary:
In this interview, Mike Faulise, the founder and managing partner at tap|QA, explains how organizations are trying to move toward continuous integration and taking in automation. Consequently, he says, testers are cultivating more technical skill sets and starting to look more like developers.

In this interview, Mike Faulise, the founder and managing partner at tap|QA, explains how organizations are trying to move toward continuous integration and taking in automation. Consequently, he says, testers are cultivating more technical skill sets and starting to look more like developers.

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[interview]

Swim Along with the Testing Wave: An Interview with Dawn Haynes

Summary:
In this interview, Dawn Haynes, CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, explains how testers can expand their skills to move along with the development wave and collaborate with their programmer colleagues. She also talks about her problem-solving workshop at the Women Who Test summit.

In this interview, Dawn Haynes, CEO, testing coach, and consultant for PerfTestPlus, explains how testers can expand their skills to move along with the development wave and collaborate with their programmer colleagues. She also talks about her problem-solving workshop at the Women Who Test summit.

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[interview]

The Changing Landscape of the Role of Testers: An Interview with Melissa Tondi

Summary:

In this interview, Melissa Tondi, the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality, talks about the tester's responsibility to balance technical acumen with user advocacy. She discusses the changing landscape of the role of testers, as well as what testers are—and what they are not.

In this interview, Melissa Tondi, the founder of Denver Mobile and Quality, talks about the tester's responsibility to balance technical acumen with user advocacy. She discusses the changing landscape of the role of testers, as well as what testers are—and what they are not.

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[article]

How to Ace Your Next QA Job Interview

Summary:
The secret to acing your next job QA interview is mastering what to say when the interviewer asks you to tell them a little about yourself. Preparation is key, so here are three important points to hit, as well as some sample scripts to modify for your own history, so that you can go into your next QA job interview with complete confidence.

The secret to acing your next job QA interview is mastering what to say when the interviewer asks you to tell them a little about yourself. Preparation is key, so here are three important points to hit, as well as some sample scripts to modify for your own history, so that you can go into your next QA job interview with complete confidence.

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