Ask The Tester – March Article Published

Thanks to all who submitted questions and supported the Ask the Tester column for our first article of 2013.  Our interview with John Ruberto from Intuit (the company that makes Quickbooks and TurboTax) was just published online and will be published in the Insider column this week with Software Test Professionals.

You can see the link here for the article and interview questions  / answers:  http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/5805/

Please continue to ask questions for Jari Laakso – (see my other blog) as we prepare for his interview to be submitted in May 2013.

Ask The Tester – May 2013 – Taking Questions Now through 5/6/2013

Thanks to everyone that submitted questions for our article last month.  The interview with John Ruberto from Intuit was just published – you can see the updates at the following link: http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/5805/

However, it’s time for our next article… and I need your help.  If you’re a test practitioner, leader, or simply have testing related questions for my May 2013 candidate, please submit a comment to this blog.  If selected, your question will be published in our May 2013 article of ST&QA Magazine (you can view the latest online copy at www.softwaretestpro.com)  I will be taking questions here through the first of May.

I plan to pull together all questions through the next two weeks – so submit your comment / question as soon as possible and increase your chances of being part of our article!!  So let me tell you a little about Jari Laakso……

Jari Laakso
  • He’s a software tester from Finland, living and working in Romania since 2007.
  • He has not only tested software, but has a background in hardware (testing electric wheelchairs, robotics, and mobile devices).
  • He has a passion for solving and creating puzzles, which makes him an excellent test practitioner.
  • He’s a department manager for YOPESO, a 100 person outsourcing company with offices in Germany, Romania, Moldova, and Malaysia.
  • He’s an experienced trainer for testers & monitoring internal processes
  • Active member in the context-driven testing community
  • Member of the Romanian CDT community called “Tabara de Testare (TdT)
  • Member of the Finnish Association of Software Testing (FAST)

You can read more about Jari on his blog at http://jarilaakso.blogspot.com or follow him on Twitter @jarilaakso

Please submit your questions below as comments to this blog.  Please add the following so that we can include in the article:

  • Your Name
  • Title
  • Company / group
  • Geographical location

Jari will now take your questions!

Ask The Tester – January 2013

In November 2011, I was fortunate to meet someone who would change my writing and speaking career forever.  Matt Heusser was writing a column called “Ask The Tester” for ST&QA Magazine – a magazine that so many testing professionals follow.  Matt wanted to interview me for his column.  We worked together, and I was fortunate to be featured in the March 2012 edition.

After a wonderful 2012, writing articles for the magazine and speaking for their conference (STP Con) in October, 2012, I was asked by Matt to take over the article in 2013.  What an honor and a privilege.

So now comes the part where I need your help.  If you’re a test practitioner, leader, or simply have testing related questions for my January 2013 candidate, please submit a comment to this blog and I will review the top 10 comments with our candidate.  If selected, your question will be published in our January 2013 article of ST&QA Magazine (you can view the latest online copy at www.softwaretestpro.com)

I plan to pull together all questions by early next week (Jan 7, 2013-Jan 9, 2013) – so submit your comment / question as soon as possible and increase your chances of being part of our article!!  So let me tell you a little about John……

Meet John Ruberto

When it comes to financial software, Intuit is one of the leaders in the space.  From TurboTax to QuickBooks and others, each have been a part of our lives for many years.  They offer financial products that assist consumers and companies with taxes, finances, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and many other features.

I introduce to you John Ruberto from Intuit.  Their team assists with functional testing, performance testing, as well as automation.  John has been developing software in a variety of roles for over 25 years. Currently, he is the Quality Leader for QuickBooks Online, a web application that helps small business owners manage their finances.   Before joining Intuit, John was the test manager for element and network management systems at Alcatel-Lucent. He has also held development manager roles for Phoenix Technologies, and was a software engineer for Boeing.

For the past 13 years, John has held test & quality leadership roles. As such, he is known for career development for quality professionals, quality strategy, and bringing innovation to testing organizations.

If you have a question, please submit as a comment to this blog, and provide the following:

      • Your Name
      • Your Title
      • Your Company (if applicable)
      • Your Geographic Location

Thanks in advance for your questions everyone!