I have a habit of falling in love with a company as soon as I leave the interview. Unfortunately, I've had a good deal of no's while looking for a new job. It's important to take the bad new gracefully, reflect on it, and prepare for getting that yes next time. Indeed, I heard a "no" today regarding an interview I went on this past Friday. Yes, I am bitter because I really wanted the job, but sometimes it's just not the right fit for whatever reason.
Even though I consider myself more of a developer than a tester, I've realized that the best creators of perfect software of those who can build a balanced suite of automated tests with some code implemented to make them work. Although the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) exam has to do with all testing including just manual testing. Also, as the inventor of Triplex Testing Theory I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. They have some weird vocabulary, but overall studying for this this exam can give you a great awareness of all areas of software testing without being a programming language specific tutorial on it. I don't have much time left before I go to the testing center, but my last method of studying is copying my notes here in a blog post. If you're taking the exam soon, I hope this helps!
A great presentation by Elizabeth Hall, VP of People at Trello on how they are having a lot of success hiring remote developers. It's true that finding the best developers is difficult, and being able to hire from any geographical location is a huge advantage. Hall mentions that it took some transitioning to a more remote-focused culture but that overall it was "definitely worth it"!
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