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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
  • 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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    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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