Staying Tool Aware with Rahul Parwal and Ajay Balamurugadas

13th January 2023
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Ajay Balamurugadas

Senior Director - QE, GSPANN Technologies

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Rahul Parwal


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Talk Description

Testing communities are constantly faced with new tests and new tools, which can be a huge challenge as well as an opportunity. However, one of the main challenges that most testers face is that, how do you stay on top of all these upcoming/existing tools? In this talk, Ajay Balamurugadas & Rahul Parwal will share how they stay tool aware. They will share their resources, approaches, techniques, and much more. This presentation will give you insights into the approach we use and how we stay up-to-date with tools.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:

  • How to explore new tools?
  • How to get tool ideas?
  • Weinberg's Law of Three & Tools
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Ajay Balamurugadas

Senior Director - QE, GSPANN Technologies

Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing - a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored multiple books available at and His friends associate the terms - ‘Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational’ to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently working at GSPANN Technologies, Inc. as Senior Director - QE. When not testing, he spends time with his wife and two children.
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Rahul Parwal


Rahul Parwal is a Software Tester & Generalist. Presently, He is a Senior Software Engineer with ifm engineering in India. Reading, learning, and practicing the craft of software testing is something he enjoys doing. He also shares his knowledge and experience with testers via LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog, Youtube, and meetups. His recent accolades include the ‘Jerry Weinberg Testing Excellence Award‘ from the “Tea-time with Testers” and the 'Super Voice Award' by Synapse QA. Want to know more, Check out:
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