This is a Guest post by Krishnaveni, a Top Tester from Chennai.
Being in the field of software testing for a while, I always wondered whats my stand in the testing skills I possess compared to the other testers. This was more of a positive thought as I was more keen on identifiying what I lacked and what I needed to improve. Then I got to know about ‘ 99tests’ from a very good friend of mine.
99tests is the best platform for one to get diversed exposure to test various products/applications.
I registered myself in 99tests and that time around, there was a contest that had started & I joined the same. I was absolutely clueless about what it takes to win a contest and how one needs to fare well in it.
I still remember quite well that in the first contest, I was able to log in just 7 bugs while there were the others who had logged more than 50…Honestly I did wonder how some people managed to log that many bugs in a short span of time…
Thereafter, my journey continued with a couple of more contests. I fared better compared to earlier ones ….but still never could manage to come to top 3 slots.
One day Ajay shared with me that he was planning to write an ebook on the tips to win a testing contest. Ajay has been a great performer in 99tests throughout winning most of its competitions. So I was eagerly waiting for the release of this book and made sure to buy it once it was released.
I started to read the ebook and learnt many techniques in it. And I judiciously applied all the learnings in the 99tests contest that I took part in thereafter and managed to bag the 2nd position. This wouldn’t have been possible if not for the learnings I took from Ajay.
Below are the critical bugs that I was able to log with the learnings from Ajay’s ebook.
(a) Validating a website through W3C Validator
(b) Identifying script errors in the website links when accessed through IE
Read the following blogs on the belwo mentioned site and get to know more details –
(a) Release of my ebook: “What If…”
(b) Release of my ebook: “What If… : 50+ tips to win testing contests”