When I was beginning my work as a rookie tester I really had the need for a mentor to help me get started in this journey, especially during some of my moments of doubt. And so, I decided to write here the email I would have sent to myself back when I started testing to […]
There is an on-going discussion in the World of Testing around whether a tester should be more or less technical in his work… (and this is without even asking if we should call someone technical or not!) The truth is that I believe testers SHOULD be technical, and that there is a marked added value […]
This is part 2 of the article I published last week with the 10 Reasons why You are NOT a Professional Testers. As I started on the first part of this series, I think the bulk of the blame is on us, the testers, for not looking at our jobs as a profession. Without going […]
There are many places where testers are not treated as professionals, in the same level as other members of the development team. We can blame the rest of the world for this, but the truth is that most of the fault falls on us and on how we approach our work. Look for testers who […]
You finally schedule a meeting with your CEO in order to get her inputs into what should be tested in the system. You arrive at the meeting and ask her: “Mrs. CEO, I have been given the task of testing the new product, and I wanted to ask you what do you think should be […]
Developers and testers don’t think alike, there are factors that make developers test in a less effective and efficient way than we testers do. Here are some of the reasons why this happens.