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Alone in battle - How to survive being the only tester in a startup

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Alone in battle - How to survive being the only tester in a startup



Congratulations! you have joined a startup as the only tester. Now, take a cold glass of water and let's talk about the challenges you will face and how to survive to tell about them.

When I first joined a startup as the only tester I had no idea what I was getting into. Yeh sure, you hear about the long hours, the technological challenge, the fast pace and the lack of clear requirements (And sometimes consistent agenda) but the truth is that nothing can prep you to the real deal. When I got into it I could sure use some advice or an article like this one, so consider this my two cents to the future generation of frontline testers.
1. Get to know your surrounding and the way things work - I remember the first few weeks, you come into these guys greenhouse with an Idea of how things should work (or how they worked just fine in the last mega company/ corporate you worked in). There were written specs, documentation a…