Why and how we should redefine what it means to be a tester by getting involved in all stages of the development process and adding value wherever possible.
There were times in my testing career when I found myself in a complicated spot as a result of my attempts to be a “good friend”, and in some cases a “team player”. The problem is that when we are testing and we find issues, sometimes we feel bad communicating these bugs or even problems […]
How many of you like being proven wrong? I am not asking you to admit this to anyone other than yourselves, right here and right now. I think most people do not like being proven wrong, and I have even seen some go to crazy lengths not to admit they were mistaken. I guess this […]
This has happened to me many times. I find myself fighting over the importance to get a bug fixed, entrenching in arguments around user behavior and customer value, and launching frontal attacks in an effort to win the battle over who is right and who is wrong. After a while, the argument that started over […]
*The following is a guest post by Brendan Connolly, SDET at Agilysys. The opinions stated in this post are his own. Testers, even when embedded on teams, end up being outsiders. Their value is derived from, maintained by, and is continually put at risk by this status. In the early days of software development there was […]
Knowing a bunch of general things, even trivial things, will help you be a better person, a better parent, a better friend, and even a better tester. This is one of the reasons I listen to a number of different podcasts during my commute to work every day. I listen to testing podcasts (you can see […]