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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Good and Interesting question. Here are some to make the tester's job easier: Developers should perform basic testing before giving the product to the tester. Include QA from the beginning of the ...
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

Quote:- If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way. Automated testing requires more discipline compared to manual, Learning automation is not difficult but it requires a focused and ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Treat them as equals. I have seen a lot of developers thinking they are more or better then testers in their companies and also treat them that way. Developers and testers have a similar goal: Making ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Just a few quick ones off the top of my head: Run the code they've completed at least once on their machine before marking it as 'Done'. Consult with QA on their intended route to implement a feature ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

I've worked in both roles for a while and my recommendation is: Pair (before coding when possible) on test plans See QA as an asset that is protecting you and customers from the mistakes we all make ...
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Where can I volunteer to become a QA Tester?

You can always Google open source software projects and contact the developers and show interest in volunteering for Testing. You can also try below links and also get help from various Software ...
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What can a candidate tester do to blow up an interview?

Oh boy! There is an interesting one. Well apart from checking all the technical skills and blah blah, I always make sure to ask or observe two things about a candidate I am about to interview. And ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

This is a simple point, but very effective: Be a developer who says "thanks" or "good catch!" or something positive whenever a tester finds a defect. It's the daily currency of the respectful ...
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What can testers do to win over the hearts of software developers?

In addition to Michael Durrant's excellent answer : Take time to make accurate bug reports. My rules of a thumb(I've been on both sides of the equation, which helps) : Every hour spent in digging ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

To start off, have a positive attitude towards tester's activities & identified issues Provide unit + dev-smoke tested builds to QA Share release notes with info like included fixes, features and ...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

Why? In some ways the answer is quite simple: Different testers have different backgrounds, experiences and motivations To dig into this more however, here are the areas to address in light of that ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

All the answers so far are good. A few other comments: Remember that the testers aren't there to make your life miserable. They're there to provide business stakeholders with information about how ...
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What are some Career options after QA Testing field?

Could you please throw some light on some Career path that Senior/Lead QA can take? The answer to this can be quite personal as it's based on what you like doing and your own personality. Do you ...
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What are responsibilities of being a Software Tester?

What would be the possible responsibilities of being a Software Tester? That is covered here. I need to know if creating wire frames a part of Software Testing job? That depends on what your ...
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What can testers do to win over the hearts of software developers?

The primary thing is to try really hard to find bugs. This may sound obvious but in fact often QA folks are intimidated by software developers and in addition many organizations reflect this in their ...
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Can Testers ask for more Salary hike if they switch to Test Automation?

Salary hike is not just about what you think you have provided. You have to ask the following questions to the situation. Can organization hire more experienced talent with much more expertise in ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

My opinion is communication. To communicate with developer, customer, business analyst and so on. Communicate with customer to get: Better domain understanding ,Better acceptance tests, Better ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

With any application you are testing you need to learn the system. How is it used and how it generates revenue. Requirements come from that. Who is using the system. What are the persona's and what ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

Even without a formal document, there are always requirements. You just have to work harder to find them. You can talk to people and ask, then document what you heard. And there are some requirements ...
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Should Testers be called QA?

I look at it this way: software testing is a part of quality assurance. In a nutshell, quality assurance is something that can be done throughout the entire SDLC. With the current trend of Agile and ...
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Should Testers be called QA?

Testers can only find potential defects. This seems a very narrow view on what activities testers could do in a team. I think the testing discipline is mainly about managing risks. Designing and ...
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Can Testers ask for more Salary hike if they switch to Test Automation?

A better question might be to ask yourself "Did you add value by solving an problem important for the team/business?" When we do any activity in software development may be its ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Respect the time requirement for QA All to often, test time becomes the project buffer time. If the release candidate is a day late, do you shift the release date or do you tell the QA folk to test ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

All good points here, but there's one I run into somewhat regularly as QA, that is to remember that while I may know the product fairly well, I do not know the code at all. It's generally frustrating ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

Without SRS try to identify the business work flow on the system. Based on that report bugs. Always try to identify work follow of the system . Talk to a BA,PM,clients and finally to the developer.
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

I read my Software testers' test cases and give them feedback. I ensure every workflow-path you only would know from reading the code is covered or at least brought to their attention. I also keep ...
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What can a candidate tester do to blow up an interview?

If the candidate already has some experience, I would say the following points: When the candidate cannot show the added value of automation. When the candidate cannot analyse which tests should be ...
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Where can I volunteer to become a QA Tester?

Basically just about every live Open Source project welcomes everybody as a tester - the best ones to go for are those that you know something about the target use of the project. If you are a ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

In general, IMHO QA supposed to be more focused on preventing defects in the first place by fixing the process itself whereas Tester is more concerned about finding defects as an after event. A ...
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Want to change from software developer to Software Tester

There's reason to be optimistic. Quality assurance requires software development skills. Therefore, your skill set isn't separate from the role. What I suggest focusing on is how to supplement your ...
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