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How do you evaluate testers? A question from StackExchange

In English, an interesting site is the Testing.StackExchange” Questions&Answers site. Unfortunately the site is less active than it could be, but there are good questions and very good answers in the list. And even some big names like Alan Page, Michael Bolton and BJ Rollison answer questions there, so it’s a good place for you to ask yours.

This week an interesting question popped at the Testing.StackExchange forum: How can you evaluate the performance of a tester? How can you compare testers’ efficiency?
This is a question that entertains me once a year, when my company does employee evaluations, and my trial at answering it is below.
Can you suggest other points of view? What else you recommend to consider? How do you evaluate testers?

Should/Need Testers know how to Program (a Testing Question from Brazil)

There’s a very active Brazilian software testing discussion mailing list in Portuguese, called DFTestes. When I say “very active”, I mean an average of 215 messages/month in 2009, and January 2010 has got more than 404 messages. Compared with other mailing list I participate, this is the most active one, and a tip of hat

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Finding Nemo – Solving Pradeep's software testing challenge (an exploratory approach)

Back on December, Pradeep Soundararajan set a challenge up in his blog. He built an application with the description below: This was an interesting exercise. What took my interest in this one? – First of all, I liked Pradeep’s post about learning to code. Learning to code is an important skill for a tester. I

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Testing questions and the Laws of eCommerce

(Disclosure: I am not a lawyer!) (Request: Are you a lawyer? Please send me corrections 🙂) Matters related to law, and all the discussions around it, interest me much — especially when related to Software. This made me read about the subject and keep contact with the legal representatives within the company I work for. This also

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"Create your testing portfolio" presentation

Some colleagues and I do voluntary work at TechCareer, helping immigrants learn matters related to technology and score a career in the Israeli Hi-Tech industry either as programmers or testers. It is a very good project, with nice leaders. My colleague Issi Hazan was asked to teach the ITCQB syllabus to testing-oriented-students at TechCareer, but

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About youTesting with uTest

(Note: This post,originally from July, was re-written in August. Only format/wording changes, with additions to make it clearer) This is an interesting topic: I’ve been involved lately in many conversations about uTest, or more specifically about its model. uTest is a website where companies can post their software, along with some guidelines on focus areas,

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