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Maaret Pyhäjärvi
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Testing, agile and business enthusiast from Finland.
Testing, agile and business enthusiast from Finland.

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What makes a test automation expert?
I was part of a working group that created an article called 125 Awesome Testers You Should Keep Your Eye on Always . It may not be obvious, but that list is a response to another article called 51 automated testing Experts You Should Keep Your Eye on Alway...
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Announcing an Awesome Conference - European Testing Conference 2018
Two months of Skype calls with 120 people submitting to European Testing Conference 2018 in Amsterdam has now transformed into a program. We're delighted to announce people you get to hear from, and topics you get to learn in the 2018 conference edition! Ea...
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How Would You Test a Text Field?
I've been doing tester interviews recently. I don't feel fully in control there as there's an established way of asking things that is more chatty than actionable, and my bias for action is increasing. I'm not worried that we hired the wrong people, quite t...
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Fixing Wishful Thinking
There's a major feature I've been testing for over a period of six months now.  Things like this are my favorite type of testing activity. We work together over longer period of time, delivering more layers as time progresses. We learn, and add insights, no...
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Learning through embarrassment
Through using one video from users to make a point, we created a habit of users sharing videos of problems. That is kind of awesome. But there's certain amount of pain watching people in pain, even if it wasn't always the software failing in software ways, ...
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Burden of Evidence
This week, I shared an epic win around an epic fail with women in testing slack community, as we have a channel dedicated for brag and appreciate - sharing stuff in more words than on twitter, knowing your positive enforcement of awesome things won't be tak...
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Talking to 120 people just for a conference
I'm doing the last two days of intensive discussions with people all around the world. Intensive in the sense that I hate small talk. These people are mostly people I have never met. It could be my worst nightmare. But it isn't. It's the best form of social...
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Funny how we talk of testing now
Most of the time, I just do what I feel I want to do. And I want to do loads of exploratory testing, from various APIs to whatever is behind them, all the way to a true end to end. Today, I however needed, for finally getting to a point of end-to-end explor...
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