Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files
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?
Personal experience is the best teacher. You’ll rarely repeat the mistakes if you learn lessons on your own. In this process you will also learn a lot more lessons that is not possible in any other way.
Name your favorite book on Software Testing?
1. Lessons learned in software testing: a context-driven approach
2. Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing
3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Wish list: To read all of Jerry’s books (currently started with Quality management)
Who is your hero?
Periyar E.V. Ramasamy, Thiruvalluvar and A.R Rahman
What do you do when you are not working?
Listen to Music especially AR Rahman songs, Watch animation and historic warfare movies. I am a big fan of Lord of Rings. Play computer games – racing games and Role Playing Games.
What is a skill or strength that sets you apart from others?
I rarely repeat my mistakes. I don’t blindly believe any news, ideology, technique or theory before analyzing it myself and until I am convinced.
What (or who) inspires you?
Curiosity to learn and understanding systems, finding solution to problems is my inspiration. Added to heroes mentioned above Steve jobs and Jonathan Ive of Apple, from software testing James Bach, Jerry Weinberg, Jonathan Kohl, Dr.Cem Kaner, Michael Bolton and Pradeep Soundararajan
Do you blog?
You blog and twitter link if you would?http://testingideas.wordpress.com – Blog is dedicated to software testing.@sdhanasekar– Check my bio before you decide to follow me. I tweet about A.R Rahman, in Tamil, about Apple and atheism in addition to topics in software testing