The benefits of shifting from technology-driven to product-driven development

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Introduction I am a backend developer with 20 years of development experience, starting when .net 1.0 was released. But throughout the years, I have been working full stack one way or another. Back then, there was no difference between backend, frontend, or QA engineers. You were just a developer. You were expected to know and […]

6 problems, 1 solution: why acceptance criteria are important

Working as a QA engineer, I try to optimize my time the best way possible. Even though sometimes it’s hard to handle multitasking, there are certain ways to get things done within a planned time limit that can help tremendously. In the Mews tech world, we use Agile, so we live by the rule of […]

Beaches, Beers, Archaeology, and Changing Careers at 30

If you’re living in Prague and you know an American, they most likely came over to teach English. However, not many of them stick with it for too long, and that’s the story for Tim. Surprisingly, after his short-lived English teaching career, Tim’s passion for archaeology got him interested in programming and computers in general. […]

Should QA fix bugs?

Mews held its maiden QA event on October 29th during which I presented my take on the question that will sooner or later cross the mind of most developers, QA, and product managers when it comes to technical QA engineers. In the presentation I went over one possible way of implementing bug fixing by QA […]

The Arrange, Act, and Assert (AAA) Pattern: A Functional Approach

For those just starting their foray into the world of automated testing, things can rapidly get out of control. It’s like a never-ending pit of acronyms, abbreviations, and long, complicated, “science fiction-y” words. And a google search – that dependable beacon to the lost and confused – often returns results contrary to what you were […]

A different kind of Magic Mike: From hostel reception to teaching coding

Yet another extraordinary life is about to be revealed in our interview series: this time it’s Mike, our QA whiz. Before he turned his life around by finding bugs and making our system better, he gained experience in hospitality by working in hostels and Mews’ customer care. If you’re not afraid of deep conversations, he’s […]