To contrast my last post, I thought it would be fun to list when I feel good as a tester. See if you relate.
- I ask my devs so many questions they begin discovering their own bugs during the interrogation.
- A BA spends hours executing redundant tests to verify code I know is reused. I verify it with a simple test and move on to more important tests.
- A persistent whiteboard discussion finally sifts out the worthless tests and the worth while tests present themselves.
- A dev cannot test their own code after integration because they don’t understand how the application works in its entirety.
- The project manager looks at me and asks which parts of the release are ready for prod. I have an answer prepared with tests and bugs to back me up.
- I write tests in my head for non AUTs. When I can’t resist, I execute one and find a “bug in the wild”.
- A BA sends me an email with about 20 repro steps. I determine 90% of their observations to be irrelevant and reduce it to two repro steps, the dev is grateful.
- I write a program that provides valuable feedback, on the quality state of an AUT, after running unattended.
- Another tester asks me for advice on how to test something complex.
- During bug review meetings, the stakeholders bump most of my bugs up to “Showstoppers”.
- I find a bug that leads me to accurately predict several more.
- I execute tests that find problems, before the UI is developed.
What makes you feel good as a tester?
Labels: software testing career