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I’m Nicola Lindgren, the author of Starting Your Software Testing Career, a co-author of How Can I Test This? and an avid learner of all things testing, agile and leadership.

I'm also an international conference speaker. If you want to stay up to date with upcoming blog posts, you can follow me on Twitter.

📹 I have a YouTube channel that focusses on helping you with your software testing career.

Here are a few of my most popular posts.

  • How do you actually prevent bugs?
  • How To Test In A Higher Developer-Tester Ratio
  • Step by step guide: Testing with no/little requirements
  • Testing with Charles Proxy
  • Bloggers Club: Implementing Change
  • Interview With Vernon Richards

    By day Vernon Richards is a Senior Expert Quality Engineer at Ada Health, by night he is a quality coach. Vernon tweets as @TesterFromLeic. I see you did the Ship 30 for 30 course. Is there anything you learned from that, that you were able to take with you to your day job? Ohmydays yes Yes YES! So much that I’m not even sure where to start! For context, Ship 30 For 30 is a writing course mixed with a 30 day writing challenge.

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    Struggling to motivate yourself to learn something new?

    In my previous blog post, I wrote about investing in yourself and how it can help your career. Often, investing in yourself involves learning something new. We may need to learn something because: We have directly been told we need to learn this thing. We see an upcoming need for it, and we’re trying to take intiative. It will help us solve a problem we currently have. The thing is, it’s not always easy.

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    Invest in Yourself

    My Upcoming Conference Talk In September I’ll be giving a new talk, Invest in Yourself, at two conferences. When I was invited to give a talk at these conferences, I decided to talk about this topic because it’s been on my mind for quite a while - but I needed the space from the event that kicked it off to tell it. For what it’s worth, I hadn’t read of any recent redundancies at the time, so it didn’t exactly feel “topical”.

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    Should I Learn Test Automation?

    When a software tester asks me “Should I learn test automation?”, my default answer is it depends. There are some factors that need to be considered. But generally I lean towards a yes. Yes, I generally think software testers should learn test automation. In this blog post, I’ll explain what “should I learn test automation?” actually means (to me) along with some factors you to consider and the reasoning around my answer.

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    Open Source Projects You Can Contribute To

    I’ve often been asked if I know of any open source projects people can contribute to. Here are a few below that you can look into. I will update this list as more come to my attention. Go to the bottom for resources on how to contribute to open source. Testsigma This is an open source test automation platform for Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and APIs. Languages: Java, TypeScript, HTML, SCSS

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    How I Learned to Write Test Automation as a Non-Technical Person

    Like a lot of people, I stumbled across software testing as a career path. I studied Economics and German at university and then did a software testing graduate programme at a test consultancy. The first few years were spent mainly testing the UI, but a few opportunities to use SOAPUi to test the integration between two systems. I also then learned how to test an API using Postman and Paw, and use a Proxy tool to support my testing.

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    What Has Helped Me in My Testing Career

    In this post, I’ll share three things that have helped me in my testing career as part of Ministry of Testing’s Bloggers Club. This is my contribution for June. 1. Managing My Energy Set the scene I’m not sure exactly how to name this one, so I’ll do my best to explain what it means by telling a story. In 2017, I got a deportation letter from the Swedish Migration Agency.

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