Cool things I read this week (30-Nov-2014)

I read. A lot. And I share the five best things I read every week. This week’s topics include Internet comments, working remote, CERN, rands on the QA mindset and funny tweet.

1. Comments on Selenium going open-source (2004)
2. Yet another piece on working remote
3. CERN AMA
4. rands and the QA mindset
5. Funny tweet that hit home


My notes:

1. Comments on Selenium going open-source (2004)
Apparently, these were the 4 comments for the 2004 blog post that announced Selenium was being released. My favorite comment has to be

Damn, starting to find testing technology more interesting then other technology these days…
— Mic

2. Yet another piece on working remote
If you have not yet realized it, I read a lot about the workplace of the future. I think remote working is here to stay. The most frequent question people have when they hear Qxf2 encourages remote work is “How do you know work is getting done?”. The Atlantic piece speaks to this question and touches upon some other concerns I have heard from my relatives and friends in Bangalore.

3. CERN AMA
CERN, in my mind, is undoubtedly going down in the history books for revolutionizing Physics. This past week, some CERN folk behind their Open Data Portal did an AMA on reddit. The AMA was surprisingly not very geeky. For Physics and/or data geeks, they answered a question on crowd-sourcing.

4. rands and the QA mindset
rands wrote about testing and testers. I have so many points to make that it will take an entire post. I’ll limit myself to the plus points here. rands highlights that “understanding what is right” is a key skill for testers. Alan Page replied in the comments with his thoughts. My profession is going mainstream and receiving attention.

5. Funny tweet that hit home



Arunkumar Muralidharan
I want to find out what conditions produce remarkable software. A few years ago, I chose to work as the first professional tester at a startup. I successfully won credibility for testers and established a world class team. I have lead the testing for early versions of multiple products. Today, I run Qxf2 Services. Qxf2 provides software testing services for startups. If you are interested in what Qxf2 offers or simply want to talk about testing, you can contact me at: mak@qxf2.com. I like testing, math, chess and dogs.

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