Keyword: career development

career development

Mobile apps are being developed in a time of rapid user feedback due to the prominent use of social media—which can be good or bad for those apps. Social media can make or break your product. But whichever scenario it is, testers can learn from that feedback to improve upon their test strategies.

Chances are good that by now, you've already given up on your New Year's resolution—or at least aren't quite where you want to be with it. How can you turn it around? Achieving your goals often depends on the way you map out how you plan on getting there in the first place. Read on for some advice.

Even though we at SQE/TechWell pride ourselves on giving developers, testers, and other software professionals valuable resources for their industry, not all of us have a technical background. Here, a marketing employee describes her first brush with coding and how she came to respect programming.

Owning your career means being accountable for your actions, both current and future. This is critical in today's dynamic environment. Gone are the days when companies employ people for a lifetime and employees stay in the same spot. Read up on some of today's software testing industry dynamics.

Given the demands that come with leadership, it can be difficult for anyone to succeed as a leader. But the task can be made easier by breaking down the role into promises, skills, qualities, and leadership style. Analyze what characteristics and goals you want to achieve and you're on your way.

Failure makes you look at life in a way you're not likely to do when you're successful. The key to benefiting from failure is acknowledging it, owning up to it, and learning from it. There's a lot to be gained by analyzing what went wrong and what you want to do differently next time as a result.

New technologies such as big data, the Internet of Things, and enhanced mobile capabilities call for new processes. Today, IT departments must have a deeper understanding of the businesses they serve, the professions they automate, and how technology is best employed—from a business perspective.

Setting goals is admirable. But in doing so, you can't neglect the possibility of change. What good is achieving your goals if they became irrelevant or the assumptions behind them were incorrect in the first place? It's smarter to focus on the ultimate outcome you want, not just compliance to plan.

Shifting from being a tester in a traditional lifecycle model to in an agile methodology is not easy. There is a spectrum of differences, ranging from redefining the testing role and responsibilities completely to making only minor changes in context and accountability. Read on for some key changes.

Testers are trained to find errors. However, evolution is not possible without committing a few of them. This year you should resolve to explore new areas, in the process making a few mistakes. In doing so you will learn, push yourself and others, change the world a tiny bit, and grow personally.