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Conference to Advance the Practice of Software Testing

June 26, 2013

Want to hear what some of the world’s most talented testers think about the changing face of software and software testing? Then come to the Conference of the Association for Software Testing (CAST), where you’ll also get a chance to talk with these testers and explore your own thoughts and ideas. CAST is put together [...]

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Becoming a World-Class Tester

January 31, 2013

 A tester is somebody who knows that things can be different. That is Jerry Weinberg’s description of a world-class tester, which reminds us that testing is about critical thinking and imagination. It is about not believing anything at face value, but maintaining an investigative mindset. Testing is questioning a product in order to evaluate it. [...]

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Validating Hadoop Platform Releases

October 17, 2012

Intern Pralay Biswas submitted the following blog post at the conclusion of his summer with eBay. Pralay was one of 120 college interns welcomed into eBay Marketplaces this summer. In pioneer days, they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn’t budge a log, they didn’t try to grow a larger ox. We [...]

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Onboarding

May 4, 2011

When I joined eBay 12 years ago, the way I learned the ropes was easy: all the engineers sat together in what was basically a very large conference room, and all I had to do was walk up to the guy or girl whose initials were on a piece of code and ask him or [...]

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ACM article on automated usability testing

January 27, 2011

A while ago, eBay announced that it entered a partnership with the National Federation of the Blind to provide visually impaired Americans with new entrepreneurial opportunities – you might have caught the interview with Jonas Klink, Sr. Product Manager of Accessibility for eBay, posted on the eBay Ink blog. Web site accessibility and usability are [...]

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