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Testers Should Enable Projects and Empower Developers

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In this video, Dawn Haynes, Principal Trainer and Consultant at PerfTestPlus, Inc., explains why it is crucial for testers to give both positive and negative feedback constructively and gives advice for testing teams  who are trying to avoid being "project boat … [Read more...]

Hiring Successful Testers

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In this video, Keith Klain, COO at Doran Jones, explains the mindset he looks for when he interviews potential candidates for his testing team. See also: Software Testing is a People Problem Let It Go (Software Edition)  Hunt for Information, Not … [Read more...]

Uncovering Programming Talent through Gamification

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Sometimes the only way to find the right person for a job is to lay down the gauntlet and make each candidate prove his or her worth. This has clearly become the thinking at many of today’s leading tech companies when it comes to distinguishing contenders from pretenders in … [Read more...]

How to Disagree without Being Disagreeable

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In our jobs as programmers, sometimes you have disagreements with other people about how something should be done. How you handle those disagreements affects your work life, how much you enjoy your job, and your career prospects. Whether it's disputing time estimates with … [Read more...]

Can anyone design a job application platform that doesn’t suck?

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Why does it take a half hour and triplicate-input-redundancy to apply for a job online? Why can't these online application platforms just pull in LinkedIn data and be done with it? Isn't it easier for these job application systems to just read our resumes and cover letters? … [Read more...]

Impostor Syndrome in the Workplace—and a Few Ways to Overcome It

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Even the most brilliant developers, the most competent managers, have doubts about their abilities—despite evidence that their performance at work is acceptable, or even laudable. Why do we feel this way…and how can we feel better about our work and ourselves? "I worry … [Read more...]

How to Take Advantage of Semantic Search: A Guide for Developers

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Semantic search is the most disruptive trend we have seen across the Web since the Web itself. But for developers it represents a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of their projects and to make significant wins for their clients. The essence of semantic search … [Read more...]

Most Influential People in Software Testing

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Throughout my career in software testing there have been many obstacles that I've had to overcome to get to where I am today. Earlier on I struggled with testing effectively; however, through trial and error I was able to become more efficient. On my first testing job, it … [Read more...]

The Cover Letter is Dead. Long Live LinkedIn!

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Stop sweating over those overly long humble-brag letters. Employers know they're BS. Instead, save your sweat for making a lush LinkedIn profile. I set out to write an article about stupid techie cover letter tricks. Technology people do sometimes do dumb things in cover … [Read more...]

When You Get a Job Counteroffer: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

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You got a job offer, you gave your notice, you’re psyched to pack up your coffee mug and launch your glittery new gig. But wait! Your boss muddles everything by offering you a counteroffer that you can’t possibly refuse! How do you figure out whether to jump ship or keep … [Read more...]