Having just returned from my first Eurostar conference, I’ve made a mindmap of all the sessions and tutorials that I attended and tried to include all the notes I had (if any) on each of them:
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Here are some of my thoughts in the form of questions and answers, which mostly come from feedback I gave Alex and Oana on exploratory testing when I first started out as a tester, and although much has changed since, I still have a lot to learn in order to become better at my craft… Enjoy! 😀
Q: So… pair testing; comparing the experience to testing alone, what are the things you did differently when testing with someone else?
A: Pair testing? Err… don’t you mean peer testing? Hm…
*thought about this for a while, then googled a bunch of stuff regarding peer/pair testing*
Okay, let me try to explain why naming it peer testing makes sense to me: …
I think that when you work as a software tester, it’s important to have your mind trained to spot things and follow the logic of an application, so the capacity to focus is a key element. We are a team of software testers working in an open space office, but on different projects. One day, I realized that we started to talk or chat if we had something in mind, without checking first if the others were busy or not. Whenever I wanted to know what the progress was with some tests, I just raised my voice and asked my colleagues how we stand. Whenever I remembered something interesting I started telling the story. They were questions, news, concerns or whatever had happened to me during the previous day:
“- Did you reply to the client’s latest email?”
I’ve been using RobotFramework with its Selenium Library for web automation for quite a while now and have always had the problem of getting any scripts that use XPath run on Internet Explorer.