About this blog

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

Even though I do enjoy programming, I find the task of testing that thing was programmed well more challenging and exciting. Besides, I would rather do little thing well, 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.

My ultimate goal is to achieve an effective and feasible quality control approach for projects, and I am going to share my ideas with a 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 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 a test and test automation specialists, and developers and project management people who are 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
Scrum

From time to time I present talks at the various conferences. Below is the list of conferences I have participated in or am planning to participate:



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