Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files
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?
I got into testing because an organization which liked my research work wanted to give me a job and the only opening they had was testing. If they had a developer opening at that time, I might have probably become a developer who tests his own code very well J
From my other answers in this interview, you would be able to determine that I adopted testing. It’s my child and I am trying to take care of it, helping it grow to an extent that it no longer needs me.
Any advice for new or young testers?
I keep saying this. I am young and wise. I could advice to testers younger than me, or of my own age and perhaps even some seniors J
To those who are younger than me: Find your own gurus because without them your learning would be painfully slow.
Quality – what is your definition or understanding?
I am in love with what Jerry said and Michael Bolton expanded, “Quality is value to some person who matters. Who matters and what matters to them is the responsibility of a tester t find out”
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?
There’s a lesson that my gurus tried teaching me and I wasn’t paying attention to it. I was too hard on myself to learn to test better. After having learned the hard way, I wish I had paid more attention to what they were helping me to learn.
I sleep very well these days.