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The thing is that taking ownership of these new libraries is extra work for these people. How are they expected to handle this extra work? Are they allowed to postpone their other responsibilities while solving a bug or adding a feature for these libraries? Or are they expected to just suck it up and do these things while also doing their regular job in the ...


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Some companies structure libraries and tools development the same as open-source projects do, as it seems like a proven practise. It is called InnerSource and used by PayPal for example. InnerSource is the name given to a development approach that applies open source > software practices to the way organizations' develop software internally. https://...


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I think the primary benefit is that they can Join the development conversation and help improve the product with the developers and talk about technical terms and understand them when heard. Although I often prefer black-box testing (not knowing the internals), I find that understanding the tech setup is a key skill. When something breaks a tester with a ...


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Unlike other engineering professions, there are few to none industry-wide agreed on standards in software and this includes roles. The document you're reading (who's doc btw?, what makes it seem authoritative?) may be touching on a related theme but it is not really about 'role'. Indeed many modern companies have eliminated roles and titles to get away ...


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I'd like to add something I haven't seen in many of the other answers - I think that the passion for QA is extremely important in a person looking for a QA position. It seems like a no brainer, but the reality is that there are many people out there who see QA positions as a stepping stone to development. I think that someone who truly wants to be a dev in ...


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I will add to the above answers: Pays attention to details.


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One assists the other and the other seems to have an assistant. I like Semaj's comment. It depends per company what these roles do and what their responsibilities are. During an interview it is a perfect valid question to ask what it means for this company instead of answering what you think the differenc is from your experience. Your answer might be wrong ...


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Since the invention of money, it is easy to show appreciation. Manager certainly has discretionary bonus fund. Let him give away few hundred dollars bonus every quarter for best tool library, as nominated by peers. Problem solved.


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The simplest way to encourage this is by coding standards for all teams. Those standards should include commenting that works with a documentation tool, such as javadoc or the XML Sandcastle style comments. With that done, the next step is to require builds to also generate the documentation (which is usually a simple flag in the build process) and ...


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There are many great characteristics required for a QA/tester. To me, communication is really important. Also, a team spirit is equally if not more important. Trying to prove oneself being smart or the other dumb will not help. We are all in it together. Defects or issues should be discussed with as clear as possible steps to reproduce the defects. Come ...


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