I had an awesome day at work today. Been handling a bunch of employees from Cognizant and today after 7 days of continuous sessions, I got feedbacks from them. And judging by what they had written, I think I have achieved what I aimed to do. Get software testing professionals to like their job.
There seems to be a mis-conception that testers don’t have a cool job. Call me crazy, but I think they have the most responsible job in the world.And this, (at least according to me) makes it the coolest job in the world(I might be exaggerating a little here. But then again, Ive had an awesome day at work. So that gets me excused.:) )
To all the developers out there, everyone in their lives, do a little bit of testing often.For instance, you go out to buy a pen, don’t you write and see? Isn’t this testing? You go out to buy a TV. Don’t you turn the volume up and down before buying it? Isn’t this testing.? Before buying a car, don’t you take the car out for a test drive? Isn’t this testing? How is it that when we testers take this job seriously, you developers dare to think testing is not cool???(OK development guys.. seriously. please don stop reading my blog. I just had an awesome testing day today. Excused again alright??? )
This is a call for all the testers out there. To stand up and take this pledge with me.
I , (please insert you name here) do solemnly swear to test my heart out. Every day, Every minute of my testing life. As long as I have some tools and an excel sheet, I pledge to make the developer’s life miserable and the end user’s life a little better.
Long live THE TESTER. Long live TESTING.