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We didn’t want to be cocky and then chose to understand each other!

I could just continue to be cocky and then be immature in life by not understanding people and then discontinuing to work with my own people at my startup. I always love to work with people whom I love and I cannot have negativity or hatred for them. Yes, this post is dedicated to my very own elder brother Sandeep Tuppad (He heads Mobile App Testing and Test Automation at TestInsane). We always used to fight when we were kids and then again end up  talking to each other. I still remember when he used to stand by me to support me when the world started to fight me. Having said that, things started changing when we were working together at my startup. Yes, we had multiple fights through words and we both did not feel pleasant about whatever used to happen. That was the time when we could say, “Fuck off” to each other and just continue with whatever we wanted to. But, I have never liked breaking relationships and would always want to work it out if I can make it work based on my best interest. After multiple unpleasant activities, I decided to talk to Sandeep Tuppad and shared much deeper thoughts about my life and also connected with our childhood days where we loved each other. We decided to bring those days back and have a better life by working together. We started understanding each other better and better as days passed by and today our relationship has become so much better and I celebrate this pleasantness every moment. Yes, I am happy that I decided to understand instead of quitting. I just followed my visceral and again my visceral has proved that I can be happy if I follow my visceral. The other beauty was, I sensed the maturity in myself of making such a decision. Today, we brothers are rocking with the work at my startup and we are game to take it to next level along with other team members who rock.

Santhosh Tuppad and Sandeep Tuppad - TestInsane

Santhosh Tuppad (Extreme Left) and Sandeep Tuppad (Extreme Right)

It’s all about people in any startup / company / organization. I have learned that the companies can make progress by understanding the team members or colleagues or people with whom they work closely. If you do not work closely, maybe you are not accepting others at your workplace and indirectly that may be hindering the progress of your startup. We solved the problems then and there instead of prolonging them for longer time and then falling in the trap of life / startup progress. Having made a wise decision following my visceral, we are happy team today and we are going to continue the happiness for longer time by doing things in life which make us happy.

In short, keep the negativity away and focus on the happiness. Let go the unpleasantness and work on bringing the pleasantness. We hear lots of quotes about team-work, but we fail to get along with our very own team members. Kick the negativity out and even say sorry to each other because you care. It’s not about who is wrong or right, it’s about you care for your own people and love to get along with pleasantness and rock the work.

Go! Spread the love and you will get it back in many different ways. I spread love because it makes me feel happy. And anything that I get back is a goodness of life. Stay happy!

Being creative is not just about colors or decoration

We welcome Ajay S Menon as our Creative Head who would be responsible for our social media fan pages creatives, our magazine ads, our comics and stories & much more! He brings in a lot of value with respect to creative designs and we as a TestInsane always love to rock our work in world-class fashion. That’s why at times we call ourselves as Computer Engineers with Diversity across various skill-set which adds value to our start-up to progress efficiently.

Ajay S Menon - Creative Head Of TestInsane

Ajay S Menon – Creative Head Of TestInsane

Without much ado, we wanted to interview him and publish the story here in our blog.

#1 Ajay, please share your story in your own words about “How you felt when you spoke to TestInsane about the work and how do you feel today?” Did you make a great decision back then to work with TestInsane?
I was referred to Santhosh Tuppad by someone else in my contacts. I went in with good set of mind  to TestInsane office even though it was an IT company (I mention about “though” keyword because I used to believe corporate clients who are in services industry are boring with creative designs). Most of the corporate clients require normal creatives and I unfortunately don’t like to do such creatives and therefore had mixed feelingsin terms of working with TestInsane. Nevertheless, once I communicated with Santhosh Tuppad; I realized that he needs out of the box creatives and is bored to death when he looks at boring ones like other corporate companies do.

After listening to his ideas and suggestions on the type of creatives he needed, I got enthusiasm to work along with him. Its been a year now and its hard for me to believe that time just flew by with such cool work and happiness. Personally, I am happy with 90% of work and 10% was noise due to whatsoever reasons and I take that blame on myself 😉

#2 How do you feel about “Culture” aspect of TestInsane?
Enthusiastic, Fun, Innovative, Motivational and Rocking People. Period!

#3 Where do you want to take your creative skills in the coming near future or long term?
I want to try something new always and have been doing that over a year and will keep continue doing it. Santhosh Tuppad has given me a platform to take my creatives to next creative level.

#4 Do you get bored or excited when Santhosh Tuppad speaks to you about the work? How do you feel. Would love to listen to elaborated details!
Yes, I get really HIGH as he gives me enough freedom in developing creatives. To him its all about freedom and that’s the cool part & a reason for me to work with him. We both are insane in that way!

#5 Would you always love to work with TestInsane which will help TestInsane to go to the newer heights in terms of happiness?
YES, YES & YES! As long as he believes that my work is awesome, I will be proud to be working for TestInsane as Creative Head. Anyways, when they go bad he would surely pump in energy into me to do awesome again. In that way, there is no way we would discontinue to work.

#6 What do you think is missing in most of the corporate companies with respect to creative designs? Does it seem boring to you? If yes, why?
Most of the companies hire creative designers and don’t want them to be creative J That’s unfortunate! Yes, I have less knowledge & experience and I might be wrong. Nevertheless I have faced problems during my work with the companies in my past and also even at the companies where I attended interview.

Ajay says, “I ain’t a puppet. I’m a designer who wants to make this dreadful world beautiful with my creative.”

I (Santhosh Tuppad) would like to thank Ajay S Menon for his services to Test Insane and we are expanding our business with him in terms of creative work. He just rocks and I feel great to work with him. I am proud.

INDIA TESTING AWARDS: TestInsane is TESTING STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2015

We always knew that we were doing great work in software testing as a start-up and we believed in our work. I happened to receive call from Unicom and also an e-mail about the nomination of TestInsane for “Testing start-up of the year 2015” category. I did not respond to the e-mail, but again I received a call from Unicom to know about my decision. I spoke to one of the person from Unicom and I said, “We don’t want to participate in this because we already know that we are insanely awesome in our work and wouldn’t be nice if we don’t win the award”. But, again I gave it a thought and said “YES” for the nomination. We had to talk about our various work at TestInsane so that the jury members could decide on one winner. I was pretty confident that we shall win this award for sure because we had done great work for our customers and also software testing community in terms of open-source contribution by developing apps for testers to help them test better.

And on the day 24-July-2015, at 1700 hours India Testing Awards 2015 event started. It started with awards for various people in different categories of awards and when the time was to announce “TESTING STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2015”, I could feel goosebumps when TestInsane was announced as winner. I was very happy to receive this award and also we were very quick in getting here.

Thank you Unicom & Next Gen Testing for this award. This is special for us. We continue to do great work and amaze the world. Keep showing us the love :-)

Last, but not least I thank all our team members for making us capable of getting this award. Special thanks to Karthik Kini, Sandeep Tuppad and Ajay S Menon. We are awesome as a cool team.

Below are some pictures taken by me :-)

 

TESTING STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2015 Award

TestInsane - TESTING STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2015

TestInsane – TESTING STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2015 (Srinivas on the left is our sales bragger) And the beard guy is Santhosh Tuppad!

TestInsane is the TESTING STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2015

Launching War With Bugs – Season 1

Every time I participated in software testing competitions, I was excited! It was not about money, but passion to find bugs in the software that is given to test. Today, I am excited to host a testing competition globally where software testers around the world can test the software (web app or mobile app) and report bugs in our WAR WITH BUGS platform which will be launched in October. Currently, we are advertizing globally where software testers could submit a simple form at https://testinsane.com/warwithbugs/ and they will receive the invite once we are all set to launch the competition during October month of 2015. And yes, there can be only one winner and he / she shall get 100000 INR. Below is a quick illustration of WAR WITH BUGS. Please share across your network so that we can have fair enough competition between testers around the globe. If you are thinking, “Ah, let me not share it with my team”; then you could be already a loser 😀

Mode details will be released soon and you will have 1 month of duration to participate and report bugs in our platform. Are you game to fight bugs and win 100000 INR? Request an invite now.

War With Bugs

War With Bugs – Season 1 – By TestInsane

QApp Beta – SOFTWARE TESTING QUIZ APP LAUNCHED – 500+ Questions

QApp Beta - Software Testing Quiz App Logo

QApp Beta – Software Testing Quiz App Logo

Before you start thinking and judging this app, I would love to say that — “THIS IS NOT A FUCKING CERTIFICATION QUIZ“. We believe that QUIZ is one of the way to learn about anything in fun way! I was thinking about quiz app for very long and finally after many years we have it here for the world. This quiz app was developed in order to help software testers learn about various testing ideas / tools / tips / tricks / people & communities and more. This is not a competition, but a learning tool where testers learn about various things and gain knowledge. I personally believe that, a tester can get to know many new things which can help him / her to test better. For instance, testers who do not know “What to search on Google?” this quiz app can be a guide where the options in the multiple choice questions will help the tester with search keywords and learn more. Isn’t this awesome? Yes, it is!

 

QAPP - Software Testing Quiz - by TestInsane - Made With Love

QAPP – Software Testing Quiz – by TestInsane – Made With Love

There are 500+ questions across,
Web application testing
Mobile application testing
Test Reporting
Bug Reporting
Bug Advocacy
Tools, utilities and web browser add-ons
People & communities
And more

And yes, its responsive. That means you can use it on your Android / iOS etc. devices as well.

The much more beautiful thing about this app is, the questions keep evolving across various topics which can help testers to acquire the knowledge. However, I want to be very blunt in saying that this quiz doesn’t help you to test better; you can test better only after processing the information in the quiz and implementing it in your testing activity. Without implementation & exploration, this information in the quiz app doesn’t help much.

So, what are you waiting for?

Go to http://qapp.testinsane.com/ (Made with <3)and have fun! And help us spread this by sharing this blog post on your social media pages.