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Can Software Testing be a calling?

Can Software Testing be a calling?

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.

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Testing Testers: How to hire quality

Testing Testers: How to hire quality

Recruiting for a new hire, or finding a new job of your own, has never been easy. It becomes even more difficult when your profession is poorly known and often ill considered.

If you read blogs or magazines dedicated to software testing then you have probably encountered some of the common misconceptions about testing: that testing is mostly a repetitive and boring task, that testers are solely responsible for errors on production servers, that everything can be automated and therefore the job of the tester will disappear, that testers are unskilled developers, etc.

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