I’ve been working from home since I’ve been independent (3 years ago) and as an introvert, I must admit that I like it a lot. I see a lot of advantages, and almost no disadvantages.
But now that we all have to stay at home because of COVID-19, it is becoming very difficult to work from home for one simple reason: I am no longer alone.
No problem with my wife who now also works at home, but with a 7 year old boy who has to do home schooling at the same time, I decided that it was more reasonable not to start a new contract (unless it was the lack of interesting opportunities linked to the period that forced me to do so) and I am now his temporary teacher in contact with his school (Montessorian pedagogy which can be summed up by this quote: “Help me to do it alone”).
Like most of us, I wasn’t born a tester. Even at school, I never said I wanted to be a tester. As a child, I probably wanted to be an astronaut or maybe a professional cyclist (the Tour de France caught up with me). So I started as a land surveyor, making maps (not mental maps) and preparing land for future airports, sports buildings, roads, mainly in French Polynesia.…
Stay home and test!
Here we are with our first reading recommendations of this year. A perfect time to wish you a happy Testing year, hoping that all your wishes will come true. The 3 things we wanted to share with you are the following:
- Parking meters are rejecting credit cards in Y2K-Type Glitch:
- It is time to get serious about software testing in the 2020’s: Postmodern
- Automation learning
On 21/11/19 took place the first edition of the Paris Test Conf which is a conference created by software test enthusiasts and without sponsors. They were just helped by Agile France for some tasks: administration, looking for insurance, various and varied expenses to advance. When you are a volunteer and want to gather 150 people for a day at a reasonable price (150€ a day with breakfast, meals and drinks) this is a huge advantage. Once on site, no sponsors with goodies and no talk or keynote with a product to show or any other company selling its merits as a leader in France and around the world.…
Dear readers, it’s not easy to find time for reading and improve our tester skills. Hopefully, we try to gather a few articles that have a certain interest if you are in a continuous improvement process. This week, we share with you these 3 subjects around automation:
- Writing Good Gherkin Enables Good Test Automation
- UI Test Automation Frameworks Showdown: TestCafé versus Nightwatch.js
- Beyond Page Objects: Next Generation Test Automation with Serenity and the Screenplay Pattern