Software Testing a Necessary Evil

… is the most important phase in any software development project. Why? It’s easy… because after testing we can know whether our project or product is going to be successful or it will fail before it goes live.

Software Testing is like running

…?!?!? Because we all think that we know how to run …but do we? NO, we don’t. If the answer to this question is YES, and we run correctly, why the number of injuries received in running, still remains so high, despite a much better medical service, more sophisticated running shoes and more educated coaches ? Or why we don’t have a high number of athletes? Tricky isn’t it? It’s not as easy as we think … We all know how to run but just some of us are running correctly, we all know how to test but just some of us are really testing.

A tester is…

Recently I’ve read an article from … They’ve created a lovely image from the best answer by Jeff Lucas.

This image definitely made my day! :-)

You need the bad to have the good …

As a tester, while striving for the impossible goal of perfect software, we sometimes feel stupid. Maybe you were wondering “Do I really have any hard skills different from the others? Am I a testing failure?”

Maybe you have felt stupid too. Feeling stupid is not fun and eventually will lead to disliking your job. So … here are two options:

1) Find a new job

2) Try not to feel stupid

As a tester, we learn something new every day … Faking your knowledge is way worse than saying “I don’t know”.

Testers are not stupid. Without testers the software product will not be a success. Don’t second guess your skills as a tester.

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