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While it is great to see companies withstand the test of time and the dynamics of the current corporate world, it is also important to review what has changed and whether they are well-positioned to continue to thrive among the smaller but more agile establishments. Is your organization aging well?

Do you know what drives your behavior at work? Is it the sheer fun of programming or testing? Is it about serving customers or finding solutions to problems? Think about your mission and consider your principles when you debate potential risks and outcomes. Then, you can start exercising leadership.

Kids ask questions nonstop. When they become adults, they ask fewer questions, and sometimes none at all. Yet questions are the best way to gain insight, develop understanding, and solve problems. If you feel reluctant to ask questions in the workplace, overcome that fear and start asking away.

Finding defects is part of a tester’s responsibility, what is it about defects that gets a tester excited? A tester is in general a curious person—he often loves solving puzzles. He is curious to see how things work, whether they would break, how they would break and under what circumstances, etc.

Regardless of how effective we are in our deliverables, much of our success is often attributed to communication. We communicate with various stakeholders about our projects, and while several attributes contribute to effective communication, being precise is one of the most important.

Microsoft's decision to make its Siri-like assistant Cortana available not only on Microsoft's OS but also on iOS and Android is seen as part of Microsoft's cross-platform initiative. Is this a sign that the tech world now prefers generalists more than specialists?

Seems like everyone is talking about DevOps these days. Where can you go to learn more about how it affects you and your organization? Join us at DevOps Conference West to find out how to implement DevOps from some of the industry pros who have been part of the movement from its inception.

A lot of people, when asked why they got into software—especially testing—say they sort of "fell into it." But why do people stay? Matthew Heusser has held many different roles in the industry, and here, he talks about learning what matters in software testing—and what's kept him sticking around.

The growing number of new Linux-based systems and products, including open source cloud platforms and products like Tesla automobiles, means the forecast for the Linux job market is bright, according to a report produced by the Linux Foundation and Dice, a career site for technology professionals.

Have you and your coworkers ever discussed your beliefs about your customers? Or questioned those beliefs? You may surprised at the discrepancy between what you think your customers want and what they actually want. It's a good idea to reconsider every now and then and shake up the status quo.