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Sergio Freire's personal blog on software testing, agile.

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Some time ago, I decided to tackle a tough problem: the unknown. I do love tough problems because they make me think, question, and ultimately have a better understanding even if that understanding is acknowledging that I don’t have an answer... yet.

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire

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Introducing the Unknown Series on Testing

Some time ago, I decided to tackle a tough problem: the unknown. I do love tough problems because they make me think, question, and ultimately have a better understanding even if that understanding is acknowledging that I don’t have an answer... yet.

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire
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Simple, yet useful tips for working remotely effectively

A long, long time ago, in a distant galaxy, I started working in a company where I had an office just to myself and two colleagues. I remember that I had this music a bit loud; there was a colleague in the same space that was already "tired" of the same music :) With the company growing, we move to an open space scenario which was more challenging, namely in terms of sound isolation and distraction. I realized how to work in a shared space bit by bit, with my own mistakes; we all learned...

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire
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Improving Testing through Testing Debt Quadrants

I was lucky to attend Euro Testing Conference 2020, in Amsterdam, last month; I learned so much. One of the workshops that I attended was Rob Meaney's "Exploring Testability" which inspired me to try something within my team. At the conference, we did a hands-on exercise related to testing debt. Testing what?! Debt! This article will explain the testing debt concept, how to make it visible and how to address it.

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire
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European Testing Conference: my first and last experience and my takeaways

Some time ago, I had heard that EuroTestConf / ETC (i.e. European Testing Conference) was something different, where you could attend and learn so much, not just with the talks and workshops, but also with the attendees, no matter if they're speakers or not. Everyone has a perspective, everyone can bring something positive to the table. You may learn and you also may provide feedback, insights and your own perspectives to others...

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire
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RoboCon 2020: a first impression on Robot Framework gathering

I was lucky enough to attend Robot Framework's annual gathering, the 2020 edition, in Helsinki with the amazing Robot community. In the picture above you may see me together with Pekka Klärck, the "father" of Robot Framework; he is a very open person and a great contributor for the whole RF ecosystem. But before going...

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire
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A strategy for implementing test automation from scratch in a complex system

Several years ago I worked for a telco company, a more or less R&D branch of it. From the several roles I had, my latest one was being a "technology consultant". I was part of a centralized team whose focus was processes, trending technologies, tooling, CI/CD, etc...

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire
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Sprint 1 of my website, doing it in Agile way :)

Before 2019 ends, it's time to reborn and create my space, my spot to talk about many things, including software testing, Agile and more. Decoration and content will come with time.

Sergio Freire
Sergio Freire