One of the most important things a tester can do is prepare. Writing test cases in advance, understanding the architecture of the feature you’re being given to test, and other prep activities are all habits of a successful software tester. As such, when I thought about starting a blog, I took to the internet. There are a lot of testing blogs out there written by intelligent people with great concepts and thoughts to share. So why do I feel the need to add another software testing blog to the mix? It’s easy – I want to provide a place where thought professionals come to learn things, to share ideas, and debate topics.
Let me introduce myself: My name is Johanna, nice to meet you! My IT career started in QA in 2008. I’ve taken on several individual contributor roles along the way. I’ve grinded my way through various QA roles including: manual testing, automation testing, and performance testing. In addition to that I’ve served in product roles. I consider myself a well-rounded software development lifecycle engineer.
A little over 5 years ago I was given a really great opportunity to move into management. I didn’t realize how much I would love leading people. Figuring out ways to motivate and better those around me has been a true gift. I’ve learned so many do’s and don’ts in each of my positions, some of which I hope to share in this forum. At this point in my career I serve as a leader to full-stack software engineering teams, in addition to our company’s QA Center of Excellence. Software testing is my passion and I always find myself coming back to it, that’s what brings me here. I want to foster a community where we learn and grow and take ideas and transform them to new concepts! I hope to encounter many others just like me that live for thrill of finding a bug!