Using cURL commands in a REST client , without wanting to know cURL ;)

I am a newbie to cURL and dont understand cURL commands , neither have I used cURL to make REST API calls before. Recently I encountered a situation where I had access to some cURL "code" and I had to use that perform some GET and POST operations on a REST end-point. Due to lack … Continue reading Using cURL commands in a REST client , without wanting to know cURL ūüėČ

Python & Selenium Webdriver :: working with dropdown options inside a select tag

During my Python & Selenium self-learning I came across a blocker while trying to access and select elements of a drop down. Problem statement -¬† As a traveler, I want to select Business class for my flight on the Air NewZealand website , just to remind myself how atrociously expensive flying business class is . … Continue reading Python & Selenium Webdriver :: working with dropdown options inside a select tag

An alt-technique for hiring Testers for Team fit

Which tactics do you usually employ to interview and identify great Testers ? Alignment with Team/Company values ? Evidence of critical thinking ?¬† How did you approach <x.....testing problem> type of questions ? Examples of application of Tooling knowledge ?¬† How much value do they give to sapient skills in Testing ? Community references ?¬† … Continue reading An alt-technique for hiring Testers for Team fit

Organisational structure –> The sweet spot of decision making

Why is it so hard to get right and timely decisions in organisations ? Because organisations are lop-sided with either :: A) Folks who have the knowledge, insights,access,decision making authority to make those decisions but dont follow that through with a bias towards action or build credibility through execution Or B) Folks who really want … Continue reading Organisational structure –> The sweet spot of decision making

Continuing the “Better Leadership” meet up

I facilitated another "Better Leadership" meet up last week , that I started a month or so ago¬†, based on an unconference style , mob learning format ( versus a single speaker and an audience format) . The format is simple, every attendee brings one Leadership experience/achievement to share (How did I achieve<.........>?) and one … Continue reading Continuing the “Better Leadership” meet up

Sharing our Test practice charter , the North Star for our internal community

One of the "hats" that I wear internally at my current company is the role of a Test Service Lead . The main responsibility of this role is to serve the practice and ensure that the internal Test Practice ( we are a consultancy and dont have ¬†fixed Teams) gels together and flourishes as a … Continue reading Sharing our Test practice charter , the North Star for our internal community

Want to Lead by example ? …. be “emotionally nimble”

The best Leadership experience comes from working for average Leaders This experience is a close runner-up to, working for great Leaders Fortunately I have had the experience with both kinds The single biggest trait I have experienced in great Leaders is that they "lead by example" I know that you are rolling your eyes now … Continue reading Want to Lead by example ? …. be “emotionally nimble”

Don’t just be a “people person”, be a “people nerd”

Via Wikipedia - Nerd¬†(adjective:¬†nerdy) is a descriptive term, often used¬†pejoratively, indicating a person that is overly¬†intellectual, obsessive, or lacking¬†social skills. Such a person may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, little known, or non-mainstream¬†activities, which are generally either highly technical, abstract, or relating to topics of¬†fiction¬†or¬†fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. Mrs … Continue reading Don’t just be a “people person”, be a “people nerd”