I think here I would go with Jerry Weinberg’s definition “Quality is value to some person”. I think quality might differ from person to person, even if there are common undefined criteria.
What are some lessons you have learned about software testing that you wish you had known long ago or you wish someone had told you about?
I think its important to just enjoy, find ways to enjoy it; in silence, out-loud but enjoy
Name your favorite book on Software Testing?
“Lessons Learned in Software Testing” because you can read it in any order, partially and still makes sense.
Who is your hero?
What do you do when you are not working?
In last years I try to visit more places and enjoy that. Also doing nothing in a nice quite environment that is close to nature.
What is a skill or strength that sets you apart from others?
I think I am able to combine some stuff together and place it in the testing area, like some puzzles or ideas, in a certain way that it might be perceived as interesting
What (or who) inspires you?
Good environments are critical to make one think properly.]]>
Personal growth and continuous learning – how important is this in our times?
I think its critical to find some area that you are good at and improve around it. Of course it has to be in a way to support yourself economically. You need something that you like to resist the problems that will encounter anyway. Many industries are developing fast and normal education is not able to cope with it. All this, including social transformations require a lot from the individual to support himself(herself). So improving your own skills its essential. No one wants to train people, they want already trained people.
Tell us about how you got into testing and what is it that keeps you here in this industry? Did you adopt testing or did testing adopt you?
Well it started maybe by accident. I came from so called computer science background, and the options at that time were: developer (called “programmer” then), network admin and testing. I started as most at IBM and then switched a couple of times. But the changing allowed me to learn and develop a passion for it. I think the adoption was both ways.
Any advice for new or young testers?
For new testers its important to be independent and study many approaches and ways to test, before following tasks.]]>