Making sense of software quality... that’s what testers aim to do and that’s what this podcast is all about. Join Abstracta COO, Federico Toledo, PhD as he dares to interview some of his role models and industry leaders who are awesome at what they do to get advice that can help us be better testers and enable our teams to create higher quality software. Expect insights on today’s most pressing topics and good practices from the creators and collaborators of your favorite software testing tools, methodologies, conferences, etc. An Uruguayan in Silicon Valley, you’ll also hear Federico share his views from over 15 years of training testers and working with clients like CA Technologies and Shutterfly.
S4E11 | Season Finale - Maaret Pyhäjärvi - Exploratory Testing
43:20We are closing this cycle of Quality Sense with a very interesting guest... Maaret Pyhäjärvi, has more than 25 years of experience in software testing, and is constantly sharing her knowledge and helping others. She has experience organizing conferences around the world, meetups, and more. Maaret is currently working at Vaisala as a Principal Test Engineer. In today’s episode, we talked about the challenges of organizing and attending conferences, and we dived into the topic of exploratory testing. How to define it, the challenges of building trust around exploratory testing, and more. So for the last time this year, get comfortable, grab a snack and enjoy!
S4E10- Vaishali Padghan – Test Automation
20:52Vaishali Padghan is responsible for different quality initiatives, trying to deliver quality products faster at J.P.Morgan where she has worked for almost a decade. She empowers teams to continuously improve by leading automated testing strategies and quality transformation. Today we'll bring real and high-risk scenarios where test automation is key for the success of JP Morgan software development teams. Get comfortable and enjoy the second to last episode of the season!
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S4E9 - Alan Brande - Testing in Healthcare
23:12Alan Brande is the CEO and Co-founder of Light-It. Combining his two passions, software and medicine, he helps healthcare start-ups and organizations build successful software products and scale their development teams. In the episode, we’ll discuss the challenges that working in the healthcare industry entails, the importance of testing software in this field, and more.
S4E8- Matias Fornara - Test Automation
29:13Matias Fornara is a Senior Leader at Abstracta and has been working in the industry for more than 10 years. In today's episode, we discussed everything Test Automation, how to ensure its quality, and much more. Episode Highlights Matias’ start in the industry and his transition to Software Testing. His take on how to continuously improve the quality of your test automation. Opportunities for improvement within a team Matias’ Test Automation Manifesto
S4E7 Mukta Sharma - Defect Management
21:58Mukta Sharma has been in the world of testing for over a decade and is very active on social media where she shares her knowledge with her community. She often gives advice to those interested in the world of testing through her social profiles. In this episode, we'll discuss Defect Management and some tips on how to create a good and useful LinkedIn profile to reach your professional goals and more. Episode Highlights The importance of Defect Management Best practices when reporting a bug The importance of Communication Building a professional social media profile For relevant links and the episode's transcript go to: https://abstracta.us/blog/podcast/quality-sense-podcast-mukta-sharma-defect-management/
S4E6 Gev Hovsepyan - Accessibility Testing
25:48Gev Hovsepyan is the Head of Product at mabl with over a decade of experience in Software Product Management, Analysis, and Development for B2B SaaS and PaaS products. He is also an Agile advocate with proven ability to successfully capitalize on emerging market trends at large and small companies. In this episode, we’ll discuss the topic of Accessibility Testing, its importance, how to make it a part of your development workflow, and more. Episode Highlights What is Accessibility and why should we care about it? Gev’s experience with Accessibility Testing Is it possible to automate it? How much of it? How Gev sees the future of Accessibility Testing and his advice for testers to get ready for it. For the episode transcript and relevant links, check here: https://abstracta.us/blog/software-testing/quality-sense-podcast-gev-accessibility-testing/
S4E5 Lewis Prescott - Contract Testing
33:42In todays episode, I interviewd Lewis Prescott. He is a QA Lead at Cera Care and has worked across testing projects including property management, e-procurement, electronic trading platforms, and government. In different areas such as Functional, Automation, and Performance Testing. We talked about contract testing, its advantages, and how it can be paired with API testing. Our takes on pair programming and more. You will also get a glimpse into Lewis’s fatherhood and how becoming a parent changed his perspective as a leader. Episode Highlights How Lewis' background in Psychology led him to a career in Software Testing. What the challenges related to quality and testing in the health care industry are. For the episode transcript and relevant links, check here:
S4E4 Andy Knight – Test Automation at Scale
57:08Andrew Knight, better known as "Automation Panda". He describes himself as a software enthusiast, with a specialty in test automation and behavior-driven development. And he is a developer advocate at Applitools. They’ll discuss Test Automation at Scale, how to keep up with changes in the system, how to maintain the quality of your test suite, and more. Episode Highlights How Andy got into software testing and specifically, automation testing. Doing test automation at scale. How expensive can making a mistake within a 10 people team vs a much larger one can be. How to distribute tasks within an automation testing team and its importance. For the episode transcript and relevant links, check here: https://abstracta.us/blog/software-testing/quality-sense-podcast-andy-knight-test-automation-at-scale/
S4E3 Nicola Lindgren – Implicit requirements
35:52Nicola Lindgren is an experienced Senior Test Engineer, QA Lead, and Manager for ustwo. She's worked on projects in many different industries such as trade, education, and e-Commerce. She founded the Stockholm Software Testing Talks meet-up and co-founded the WeTest Auckland testing meet-up. She has also recently published her second book “How Can I Test This” which she will tell us about. We’ll talk about Implicit Requirements, where we should look for them, how to make them explicit, and much more. Episode Highlights How Nicola ended up in Software Testing. What her definition of Implicit Requirements is Where should we look for them? And how do we make them explicit? For the episode transcript and relevant links, check here: https://abstracta.us/blog/software-testing/quality-sense-podcast-nicola-lindgren-implicit-requirements/