A software quality assurance (QA) engineer monitors every phase of the development to ensure that the software adheres to company standards. A software QA engineer helps meet deadlines by breaking up the development process into attainable testing goals and relaying any issues back to the development and product teams or leaders.

There was a rumor that Huawei started to dismiss engineers who are over 34 years old. It has caused a massive panic among engineers. Since the entry to QA engineering is not as high as to development production, and the skills and requirements of QA engineers are not as…


ZenTao translation add-on is released!

ZenTao was at first offered in Chinese and English. Very offered it is asked whether ZenTao is offered in French, German, Italian, Turkish, etc. Some of our users are eager to contribute to it. Thanks to Phillip Reinig, ZenTao is now offered in German.


On the introduction page of a popular open source software (OSS) project, the author mentioned 1 Corinthians 9:19–23

19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law…


Bug management is essential to software projects. A lot of teams take the bug submission rate, the number of bugs submitted against the total number of bugs, as the KPI of testing teams. However, the ideal state of testing should be NO MORE BUGS. Read the following story and you will know what I am trying to say here.

The King of Wei once ask Bian Que, a famous doctor in ancient China, “ You have two brothers who are also good at medicine. Among you three, who is the best?”

“The eldest is the best, and the second eldest…


51Testing, a professional software testing service provider, released the report of the Survey on the Current Situation Software Testing Industry 2018. ZenTao was again selected the TOP 1 testing management tool by over 40% respondents in China .

ZenTao is an open source ALM tool and supports Agile. It is a collaborative tool and covers the core process of software development projects. It was first selected in this report in 2015 with a 26% market share in the section of popular testing management tools. Jira back then had 21% market share. …


image from global.kyocera.com

Recently, I’ve joined the Ameba Study and Tour to Japan and learned about the Ameba of Kyocera and the TPS of Toyota. Back when I start to learn agile development, I’ve heard that that agile development learned a lot from Toyota management. Taking this study tour has provided me with more direct and intuitive experience of Ameba management and I made a comparison of Ameba management, TPS, Scrum, Extreme Programming.

Let’s look at some background information first.

Since the invention of computers, computer software has been developed. With software development, there is software project management. The popular…


Practitest.com released the State of Testing Report 2018 and gives a glimpse into what is going on in the testing community. With years observation of the testing community, trends regarding training, skills, as well as processes are reviewed and foretasted. As ZenTao has the testing feature, the survey result that is related to testing tools and models caught our attention.

Bug tracking tool is for sure one of the most used ones in the testing process. Testers also tend to use MS Excel and such(59%), agile tools(50%), and QA management tools(46%) to solve the problem.

For development models, agile and…

Lawrence Z.

I work for a software company and I support open source.

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