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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.

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 Lisi Hocke

    Having graduated in sinology, Lisi fell into agile and testing in 2009 and has been infected with the agile bug ever since. She’s especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the continuous learning mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. She received a lot from the community; now she’s giving back by sharing her stories and experience.

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    The Beginners Guide to Blogging for Testers

    In this blog post, I will share a step by step guide on how to get started with blogging as a software tester. Topics covered include: Why should I write a blog? Finding time to blog Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Which blogging platform to use How to come up with blog post ideas How to write your blog posts Distribution While this blog post is primarily targetted at people who don’t yet have a blog, I hope you’ll still gain some value from reading this even if you already have been writing for years.

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    11 Public Speaking Tips That You Might Not Know

    I remember when I first came across a really good public speaker. Not just really good. But really good. It was at my first year of high school and someone from Toastmasters came to talk about something. To be honest, I don’t remember what they talked about but I do remember thinking she had a gift and I could never become as good as her. I’m still not. But, I do have a much better understanding of what makes a good public speaker since I was an active member of Toastmasters for around seven years and I’ve spoken at a lot of conferences.

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    The Best Testing Tips from The Test Chat Challenge

    A bit over a month ago, I took part in The Test Chat’s #21days21tips challenge. While I did enjoy sharing my tips, I most enjoyed learning from others taking part in the challenge. Here are my favourite tips, in no particular order: Note that I have copied the tips from the authors, but I may make edits for grammar, clarity etc. 1. SLIDE for Accessibility Checking Styles Links Images Design Evaluation By Suman Bala

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    Interview With Ajay Balamurugadas

    Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing – a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored multiple books available at bit.ly/booksaj and bit.ly/ajleanpub. His friends associate the terms – ‘Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational’ to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently working at GSPANN Technologies, Inc.

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    Interview With Laveena Ramchandani

    Laveena Ramchandani is an experienced Testing Consultant with a comprehensive understanding of tools available for software testing and analysis. She aims to provide valuable insights that have high technical aptitude and hopes to inspire others in the world through her work. Laveena holds a degree in Business Computing from Queen Mary University of London and regularly speaks at events on data science models and other topics as well as blogs, hosts and trains future testers.

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    How to Make Quality a Team Effort

    Throughout my career, I’ve heard others say that quality should be a team effort. But exactly how do you make that happen? Especially when you are a tester and people tend to assume that you are responsible for quality. In this post, I will share a few ideas to help make quality a team effort. But first, let’s reframe the question to make it easier to tackle. How to Make Quality a Team Effort?

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