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  • Blog Post: Recommend testing article "Leading a Culture of Effective Testing"

    Last week, I came cross a great article by Wes McClure "Leading a Culture of Effective Testing" , which I like most of his ideas: "Sharing the responsibility and allowing developers to contribute to supporting the systems they create is the first step towards reaping the benefits of effective testing...
  • Blog Post: Learning from doing

    Inside Microsoft, there are many great people you can learn from. For example, we all learned from Bing team which is the best service team in our Company. So If you wonder how learned the most? It was Bing team itself. I has been thought about this question for a couple of days. Here is what I am thinking...
  • Blog Post: My presentation on Windows Azure SQL Database Cluster Dashboard project

    This post was removed due to people don't know expose internal information
  • Blog Post: Testing the Limits with Gerald Weinberg

    Please visit here for such a great interview with Gerald Weinberg In the latest installment of Testing The Limits we speak with Gerald Weinberg. Jerry has been practicing, teaching, lecturing, consulting, coaching and writing about software programming and testing since the 1950s. With decades of...
  • Blog Post: A Tester’s Commitments by James Bach

    Please follow this blog for ​A Tester’s Commitments by James Bach. Here is the first paragraph of the post: This is the latest version of the commitments I make when I work with a programmer. Dear Programmer, My job is to help you look good. My job is to support you as you...
  • Blog Post: Common Engineering Principle and Practices

    In this blog, I will discussion a set of commonly used engineering principle and practices, namely, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and various Testing Strategies, which you can use in your daily work. These principles helped many organizations to release their product fast with high quality...
  • Blog Post: A good testing slides

    I came cross the slideshare web site and find this very interesting talk related to tester. I try to embedded the slides for this blog (not sure whether it is approipriate or violate the permission). The full link of the presentation is http://www.slideshare.net/hellosashi/software-testing-mod9 ...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (3) - becoming a professional QA

    Today, I like to discuss another career for senior SDET which is becoming professional tester. In many company, we call testers as QA (Quality Assurance ), QA exists long before Microsoft have the SDET role. You may wonder what is the differentiate between QA and SDET? Are our SDET quality assurances...
  • Blog Post: Software Testing should be challenge, creative and enjoyable

    I believe the task of software testing should be creative and enjoyable. In term of creativity of software testing, we should never stop at the current testing methodology what we have today, we should always try to find a better way for testing, bringing ideas from other company, other fields. In here...
  • Blog Post: From Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery

    This Friday, four of us will give a presentation on how we build and test our SQL Azure Database Import/Export services. If you are Microsoft Employee, you can contact me and I can send you the link of our talk. I will talk about Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. In here, I post a couple...
  • Blog Post: SASQAG Monthly Meeting "Signals in Testing"/How Google Testing Software

    Tonight, I attended SASQAG Monthly Meeting. Jason Arbon from utest.com give a talk about "Signals in Testing". Jason used to be SQL Server WinFS team, then he went to Bing, and join Google later. After he and James finished their famous book "How Google Testing Software" (I already order the book), Both...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (15) - Take time to thinking

    In recent days, I tried to understand how we should teach or how student learn. My experience of doing Ph.D study and my recent Dale Carnegie Training provide me some thought on this: The best way of teaching others or sharing experience to others is to make them thinking. No matter what they thought...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (14) - Doing things differently

    One day, my manager asked me: "Qingsong, why you can get good review result when you are in SDET II level". At SDET II stage, I don't have deep testing knowledge and don't have big impact on the team. So I wonder what make me having a good review result and the answer is doing things differently. ...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (12) - Coding, Coding, Coding

    Today, I like to discuss the single most important skill our testers should master in their career, which is coding. Why coding is important? Because you are SDET, Software Development Engineer in Test, you are software engineer. As a software engineer, coding is the task you should do every day...
  • Blog Post: How to build a great team

    Today, I like to talk about managing a team. The secret of building a great feature is to build a great team first, then the team will build the feature. Then the questions comes how to build a great team. I like to stay in a team when I feel happy in the team. So what is the factors of having a happy...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (8) - suggestions for test manager

    Today, I like to write a blog about hiring testers. The main reader is our hire Manager. This blog is not about how to interview people or decision on hiring a person or not which I think it is the What part. My main topic will be the Why part, i.e., why we need to hire one or more testers. ...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (5) - becoming a domain expert

    Today, I like to write one of the most important career path for our tester, which is becoming a domain expert. We need to realize that many of us will not grow as a tools developer or a test architect. They will become either a professional QA, a domain expert or just switch to a new role. Personally...
  • Blog Post: The journal of becoming senior tester (9) - be passion and be always motivated

    Sometime, people will feel boring about doing the similar thing every day. They start to lose passion, and feel that their career grow becomes slow. How we can handle this situation? I have some advise to you. · Consider to leave your comfort zone. Once you stay in a group for long time...
  • Blog Post: Tester' Career Series

    Hello, Guys I start to a series of blogs about how to grow senior tester. I named the blogs as the journal of becoming senior tests. Here is the outline: The journal of becoming senior tester (1) - The four paths of becoming to senior tester The journal of becoming senior tester (2) - becoming...
  • Blog Post: My Take a way for SASQAG $99 day training: “Using Flow and Kanban for Better Testing and Happier Workplace”

    Background What is SASQAG? Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group (SASQAG) http://www.sasqag.org/ is a Seattle area rovide educational and certification opportunities in a non-commercial atmosphere within an organization of software quality professionals. The organization has monthly meeting...
  • Blog Post: Tester's Persona

    The “Exploratory Software Testing” book by James Whittaker is a really good book for tester in that it provide ways for testers to think about “What” you want to test. While I am reading the books, a lot of ideas come from my mind. Today morning, I was thinking about how...
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