The nightmare of maintaining your automated tests
If it hurts, then something (or everything) could be wrong. Evaluate your strategy and start applying some of the recommendations that make more sense for you, keep in mind that end-to-end tests are expensive and complex, however, bring you a good level of confidence in critical paths of your application. Read more
Stop doing test plans, focus on a strategy.
In the context of agile software development teams, some quality engineers keep trying to use test plans, when those aren’t focused on agility. Stop trying to make a plan against uncertainty or circumstances that tend to change instead, define a strategy driven by a common goal. Read more
Production is just another test environment.
In one of the companies where I collaborated, I talked part in a discussion about the scope of testing of a service that connects to a well-known financial institution in Mexico. If you have worked with this institution you will know that they have a sanbox environment, which allows us as quality engineers to perform… Read more
3 roles that should be your best friend as a Quality Engineer.
Within software development there are X roles that specialize in different stages (regardless of whether you work in agile or waterfall). But there are 3, that in my opinion you should be very close to if you want your work as a Quality Engineer to shine. 1. Product Owner Quality engineers and product owners play… Read more
¿Cómo medir la efectividad de un equipo de QA?
Es muy común asociar que los resultados del equipo de QA son de alguna forma equivalentes a la calidad del software… y no es así. Read more
Do all Manual Quality Engineers dream of becoming Automation Engineers?
The other day I heard a teammate say that all manual quality engineers dream of becoming automation engineers… in my mind, it was “not me” and I honestly don’t think it should be the dream of all manual quality engineers. I consider myself a hybrid in the world of software quality, or in other words… Read more