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Looking for a software testing job? Brand Yourself

I’ve interviewed hundreds of QA engineers over my career and one thing that has always stood out is that many do not properly brand themselves online to strengthen their own professional reputation. Developers utilize sites like Geekli.st, GitHub and StackOverflow to highlight their contributions to open source initiatives, their contributions to core projects or their […]

Why You Must Fix Broken Links

There are a variety of things that can cause broken links, but the end result is almost always the same, a bad user experience and a bad experience for search engines that are visit your site. As the creator/maintainer of a website, you have two main goals: Bring users to your site Keep users on […]

Covering the basics – testing web pages for common problems

This post is part advice and part shameless promotion. I work in the software industry and test large-scale enterprise websites on a daily basis. In both my personal and professional browsing, I’m constantly amazed at the common errors I find on websites of all sizes. I recently tried to download some motherboard spec’s on the […]

Performance Testing with jMeter

After listening to an excellent presentation on Performance Testing with Open Source Tools put on by Goranka Bjedov of Google for the Google London Test Automation Conference (available on Google Video), I decided to take a peek at jMeter. I’d used it briefly in the past, but didn’t have a huge use for it at […]

Your test suite is not flexible – get agile with FIT

If you haven’t heard of FIT yet, you need to know about it. FIT is an open source framework that allows you to add and execute complex tests from a simple web interface. The requirements of FIT are pretty basic. – You need Apache installed on the machine – You need to be able to edit […]