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Hey everybody. My name is Alexander Pushkarev (feel free to call me Alex). I've been working in IT roughly since 2006, and most my work experience is about testing, automated testing and test automation.

Even though I do enjoy programming, I find task of testing that thing was programmed well more challenging and exciting. Besides, I would rather do little thing good, that big thing bad, if you know what I mean.

Currently I mostly using Java for my work, but I also worked with .Net framework (and have warm feelings about it) and also I adore languages like Python or Kotlin, so chances are I will post most examples in any of these languages or platforms.

A couple of words about my personality. Let me put it straight - I am not nice, I don't believe that team spirit is our best aim and I am not going to tell people what they want to hear (in a meaning I can tell people something they certainly don't want to hear).

My ultimate goal is to achieve effective and feasible quality control approach for a projects, and I am going to share my ideas with wide audience. I do this both to be heard and to be criticized, so I could see and learn from my mistakes. That being said, I enjoy constructive conflicts, and if you see I am writing a bullshit, please don't hesitate to tell me so. This also means I am going to share only my personal views, and ask you to treat them so - please don't assume that I am representing any company or community views in this blog.

I will try to do this blog as interesting, challenging and enjoyable for you, as I can. By  target audience I see test and test automation specialist, and developers and project management people who is interested in software quality and want to know more about it.

I authored a couple of blog posts in other places already, I hope you may find them enjoyable:
Test automation framework types overview
Fair IT-services for IT-services company, employee and a customer

If you happen to speak Russian, you may also enjoy these posts:
Kanban
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