Don’t FOCUS on the Tool

When I talk to technologists at meetups and technical conferences about the importance of Performance testing, its interesting to hear a majority of them believe that ‘Performance Testing is all about using an automated tool’ to do the job. I thought its time to address this in a blog where I take on different perspectives and the amount of importance a tool needs to be given.

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I’m done with Facebook

That’s it! I’m done! Tada! However this decision isn’t because of the latest Cambridge Analytica screw-up nor am I concerned about my data privacy. I believe if I have gone to the extent of posting any data (images or information) online it is for the world and eventually can and might be used against me. Hence we all need to be a little careful of what we post.

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The Data Age

I’m sure you must have heard about the latest buzz on Data science and how Machine Learning and Deep Learning is enhancing the way we use data to make machines smarter. There has been a sudden surge in demand for Data Scientists that got me interested. I hadn’t really looked at Machine Learning until I attended the AWS DevDay conference here in Melbourne and was awestruck at their capabilities and emphasis on Data science. I did have a brief understanding earlier but by the end of the day I realised that we are beyond the Digital Age; we can fairly say we are now headed towards the “Data Age”.

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Consulting – What’s that like?

It’s been about two years at my first consultancy in my decade-old career and “I’m Lovin’ It!”.

Having started my career with a bank and after working my way up the chain for almost a decade after which I thought I was done. At that point I knew I wanted to do something different. But then came along a small to mid-sized testing services consultancy. I didn’t know what to expect. What kind of clients will I have? What do I need to prepare for? How will I manage constantly changing expectations and environments?

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The Job Hunt

Are you new to the Australian job market? Waiting for a break? Have you been applying to one too many organisations and haven’t heard back yet? Are you doing the right things though and do you have the right expectations?

As the title says – ‘The Job Hunt’ – It is truly a hunt as it takes time, patience, hard work and several failures. For those who have every tried to hunt will know what I mean.

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Just Landed

Have you just landed here down under or in the process of planning your move? Are you preparing a checklist or making mental notes of the things that you will have to do once you land? I’m sure everyone does this and at some point it all might just sound too overwhelming or complicated and can have some really unforeseen surprises that may impact our plans. This is my attempt at documenting my experience and information that may help you in making a list of possible DO’s and DONT’s once you are here.

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Migrating to Australia

Here is my initial attempt at documenting the migration process to Australia. This is to help individuals looking at migrating to Australia in specific but the information at a higher level holds valid for countries that follow similar point-based skilled migration.

The information on this page may seem obsolete as there may be frequent changes to the immigration process however it helps to give you direction and specifically do’s and dont’s.

Additionally this blog will capture the process specifically for Indian citizens. This process may differ for citizens from other countries. Moreover I have a broad idea on the IT and medical skills assessments. However it is always recommended to hire professional services or do your own homework before proceeding (I do not endorse any agencies neither recommend them but its always better to use them incase you are unsure or would like to save on time).

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The Journey of Social Integration

This blog is an attempt at trying to capture my journey and the experiences that follow in order to establish the necessity of social integration.

When you move to a new country that is, in its entire sense, different from your place of your origin, Social Integration is key. I cannot lay stress on how important it is for people from developing countries moving to developed countries to break the barrier about race, culture, colour, religion and every other social barrier to integrate with common folk.

But how easy is it? What role does one play in their own integration versus the common folk?

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