I really enjoyed Jason Arbon's honest take on the future of testing in terms of what, where, when, why and how. Good food for thought!
Each of us has a unique story of starting in software testing. In my case, it wasn't a thoroughly planned in advance career path but rather an opportunity that showed up by chance. I took it, I loved it, and I stayed. Now I enjoy learning about other people's stories — like this one by Aline Lanckneus who recently got into software testing. What is your story?
If you don't understand where the bugs come from, you're less likely to prevent them from happening again. I've noted down some of the Root Cause Analysis techniques that Alona and her team used to reduce the number of defects by impressive 37%.
However, you can't prevent all bugs from happening because they are the inevitable part of software development. Luckily, you can make everyone's life easier if you report the bugs effectively. Andrew Knight provides some solid pieces of advice on how to do it well.