Dolly: Bad Habits During Testing Activities

This is a really hard question and gives me a lot to think of. Not because I don’t have bad habits, but because it’s really hard to recognize them. Even though I know that there is a lot to learn about testing and a lot of improvement to do on my skills, it’s difficult to figure out what I need to do better while I’m doing my job.

But this is the first step in improving my testing skills. If I manage to recognize what my bad habits are while testing, I will know what to improve next.

The Article Challenge

Summer at Altom has been full of challenges. Some of these have showed up in previous posts on our blog. This post is an introduction to a challenge focused on writing and sharing of perspectives on testing matters that matter to us.

The idea was launched during one of our Friday lunches and the Altoms embraced it: let’s each propose one or several topics ­ related to the testing experience ­ that we consider significant/ would love to explore, write/ read about, then organize a poll, and write articles on the most-voted topics.

Be in constant learning mode

Summer holidays are here and thoughts might run away to beaches, sea or mountains. But, responsible as we are, we must also think about autumn, getting back to the offices and learn new things.

We, at Altom, think that everyone should learn something new everyday and also teach fellow testers new terms and techniques that could make their work flow easier. And we are doing this by organizing courses and conferences online and offline.

Swinging by at CeBIT 2015

One of the world’s most popular computer expos, CeBIT will be taking place between 16 and 20 March this year, in the traditional venue of the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. We have appointed Alex to swing by to see the latest IT trends and product innovations at CeBIT 2015. If you are also planning to attend… read more

Who is Altom?

Owners
The recently formed company has three owners: Raluca (will be referred to as Ru), Oana and me (Alex).

Reason
After working as employees or freelancers for different companies (from small to multinationals), in four countries (Romania, US, Finland and UK), we decided to build our own small company, based in Romania, and put in practice all the things we have learned since we started working.
Our goal is to implement the things we learned and liked, and do our best to avoid things we disliked when it comes to both customers and employees.

Services
We will not try to reinvent the wheel, we’ll just do what we do best: manage and perform software testing related activities.