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Thank you Al, your advice is much appreciated. /Allen
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Thank you Ethel, your experience is quite encouraging to me so I mark it as an answer. I think your advice maybe the best option for me at the moment. My long term goal is to work for a large company, like Google, Amazon etc as a SDET. I plan to spend some time doing some prep because I heard companies like Google, they only hire testers who have proficient coding skills and sound understanding in algorithms. In the mean time, I will spend more time in automation test at my current position. Cheers. /Allen
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Hi Jeff, maybe you are right. I need to think out of the box instead of confining myself to 2 options I can think of. Doing automation tests may be a better option for me at the moment. I can still utilize my testing skills while doing some coding which I like. Thanks for your advice. /Allen
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Hi Jon, that's one of my concerns. Opting to the dev side means I'm a newbie while I'm currently in a senior role in test. This may also have an impact on income I reckon. Probably that's the price to pay. It's like driving a car on a highway for quite a while then realize you may be heading to the wrong direction. It's possible to find an exit but you will be way behind others...
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Hi RationalSpring, that's another possible path for testers to take - the BA role. Personally, I still prefer to do some more technical stuff, like coding, instead of writing specs and negotiating with clients. Thanks for your advice anyway.
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Thanks Vinnyq12. Yes, that's something I'm thinking about. There is a .Net team in our company and I'm quite interested in the .Net framework. Would like to have a try after finishing my uni.
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