Meet the Speaker UKSTAR 2018 | Aleksandar Ristic

Next up in our ‘Meet the Speaker’ Series for UKSTAR 2018 is Aleksandar Ristic.


As a Testing Consultant at Comtrade, Aleksandar is in charge of leading a testing team of 40+ people in 7 cities across 4 countries and delivering testing and quality assurance services to Comtrade clients.

Over the last 15 years, Aleksandar has held a number of positions, including Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Test Manager and has worked with clients from various industries – storage, telecommunications, gaming, education, travel and public sector. He is very passionate about testing, finding and submitting bugs, as well as analyzing problems and finding new ways to break software under testing.

Aleksandar is constantly working on identifying new tools and technologies that can help him and his team deliver better software to their clients. His areas of expertise include: testing process, manual and test automation, quality assurance


Aleksandar will present his workshop ‘Using Service Virtualization in Service Level Testing ‘ at UKSTAR 2018 in London.


1. What is your favourite testing book/blog? Why is this your favourite?

Any book from James Whittaker is a good choice. He has a great insight in where we are with the technology and we’re we going.

I wouldn’t recommend going through life without reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyThe Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.


2. How do you keep up to date with the software testing industry?

I believe that Meetups and conferences are the best way to keep up with the industry. You also get to meet some great people.

Regarding technical literature, I prefer going to meet-ups and conferences in order to keep up with the latest trends.

I had the pleasure of listening to James Whittaker from Microsoft and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk live and I would recommend going to see both of them.


3. What is the biggest misconception about testing that you’ve heard?

100% automation is the cure for everything.



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