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Hand holding up a light bulb Learning without Asking: Breaking into a New Testing Field

If you're first getting into software testing, or if you've started a new job testing in a different industry, you probably have a lot of questions—about terms and jargon, expectations, requirements, and more. Hopefully your new team will answer some of them, but if you feel like you keep bugging them, there are ways you can learn and discover on your own.

Laura Oniga's picture Laura Oniga
Liberal arts globe and books Software Testing and Liberal Arts: Rediscover the Tools of Learning

While having a computer science degree will surely help with a career in programming or testing, a background in liberal arts may end up helping you more than you know, too. The liberal arts teach logic, rhetoric, and how to see the big picture, which comes in handy when you're trying to make connections in complex systems. A well-rounded education helps anyone, but particularly testers.

Thomas Sullivan's picture Thomas Sullivan
start, continue, and stop doing signs Teaching the Organization to Learn

When you're done with a project, you record what went well and should be repeated, and what went wrong and should be avoided. But do you ever actually revisit these findings on future projects? If not, you're passing up crucial knowledge. Martin Ivison describes how his organization created a process to learn from past experiences.

Martin Ivison's picture Martin Ivison

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