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  • Blog Post: SDET and SDE

    Just chatting with a SDE about hiring someone from the SDET organization. Two comments I found interesting: Some (more senior) SDE positions are not good fit for SDET to transition to. There is a mindset shift between writing test code and product code that calls for mentoring. I guess...
  • Blog Post: MBA: Master of Bug Administration

    Bug management is like any management, it's half science and half art. I don't know how many people actually explored this field specifically and professionally, but I don't think many engineers do it exceptionally well, myself included. Some of my friends go back to school for MBA - Master of Business...
  • Blog Post: My biggest fear: tests pass

    The questions are usually: "Your test is failing . Can you take a look?"; the questions are never: "Your test is passing . Can you take a look?" There appears to be a misconception that "A good test is one that passes" or "Tests should pass". A few years ago I even had requests to send 100% passing...
  • Blog Post: Manual Testing

    I'm a software development engineer, I like to write code. I remember when I got the job offer for Microsoft I told Professor Khurshid, my Master's degree supervisor, that "I will just go and automate things in a couple months then enjoy the free pay". Yea, right. (Btw, do you realize this is a postive...
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