Archive for February, 2016

QA Music – Better Relationships with Co-Workers

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by The Director

“The Monster” by Eminem

I’m not friend with the monsters under my bed. I’ve frightened them all away.

Not Only Wireframes, But Yes, Wireframes

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by The Director

You know, I like to get a look at any and all artifacts as soon as possible to see if I can spot any flaws as early as I can. This includes comps, prototypes, copy, and wireframes, where I hope to catch oversights before they get into the code.

But in addition to looking for oversights, I always wanted to review the documents qua documents, especially if your company is providing wireframes, comps, prototypes, copy, and so on to the client for review. It gives you a chance to catch mistakes, misspellings, improper branding, and inconsistencies before your client can look at them and think, “Ew, these guys can’t spell our name right on the wireframes. What would they do to our Web site?”

Yes, I did review RFP responses and proposals as well.

The Purple One links to this article entitled Wireframes – Should They Really Be Tested? And If So, How?

New trainees came on board and we had a training class to learn software testing concepts. After seeing those enthusiastic faces with their almost blank-slate minds (professionally), I decided to take a detour to my routine training.

After a brief introduction, instead of talking about software testing like I normally do, I threw a question at the fresh minds – ‘Can anyone explain me what a wireframe is? ’

The answer was a pause and thus, we decided to discuss it. And that is how it started – Wireframe/Prototype Testing

This should provide a good argument and overview if you need one.

New Software Development Employee Orientation Guide

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by The Director

You owe it to yourself to make your new co-workers read this: Living in the Age of Software Fuckery: Ten Anti-patterns and Malpractices in Modern Software Development

Well, all except the new managers. They teach this stuff in MBA and MIS programs already. But as a good idea.

Link via iDisposable.

QA Career Advice from Barron’s

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by The Director

Last week’s Barron’s had an article that pretty much covers the best way to enjoy a long career in QA.

QA Music: One for the Introverts at the Conference

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by The Director

QA or the Highway is coming up this week, so now it’s time for our long distance dedication to the introverts at the conference. It’s Alessia Cara with “Here”:

To be honest, I’ve held entire jobs where I felt this way.

Fortunately, QA Can Hit That Hotkey

Friday, February 12th, 2016 by The Director

My first ticket logged in Jira, and my first bug found in Jira.

Fortunately, I have an undefined key on my special QA-language keyboard.

QA Music: Poisonous Monday

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by The Director

Because I just loaded it onto a cheap MP3 player for my gym workouts, have Poison, “Come Hell or High Water”:

Item 1 On The List: I Can’t Finish The List

Friday, February 5th, 2016 by The Director

When you log into Slack, it provides you an inspirational message. How positive of the program. This particular item always gets me:

The first item on the list is that I couldn’t complete the list in under 24 hours.

Then we get into the physically impossible.

What, this is a rhetorical question? Then why ask it?

QA Music – Hello

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by The Director

Link courtesy my cousin the software tester.)


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