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Published on October 9, 2008

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Software Testing As a Career : 10/9/2008 Testing Software and Hardware should be fun! 1 Software Testing As a Career Michael Kammer CSTE Palm Inc. QA Hardware/Software Test Engineer What makes a good tester? : 10/9/2008 Testing Software and Hardware should be fun! 2 What makes a good tester? Personal experience in many aspects of technology The ability to understand the end users’ needs Stamina: The ability to always try “one more regression” The feeling that there is always a “better” way to do things Testing Is Not Programming : 10/9/2008 Testing Software and Hardware should be fun! 3 Testing Is Not Programming Testing requires an ability to “do the unexpected” Many testers “fall into testing rather than choosing the field” There is much more to a program than the basic functions. It is necessary to test beyond the obvious Academic Training : 10/9/2008 Testing Software and Hardware should be fun! 4 Academic Training Academic training teaches a person to check for “does it work this way?”, But it does not teach “should it work this way?” It is common for people with “Development Skills” to use testing only as a way to move to a development career Real Life : 10/9/2008 Testing Software and Hardware should be fun! 5 Real Life To find obscure bugs, it is necessary to have a wide exposure to different equipment and software The tester’s desire is to find problems before it gets to the customer The QA engineer’s desire is to make sure the software is written properly in the first place. Testing is Fun : 10/9/2008 Testing Software and Hardware should be fun! 6 Testing is Fun Very few jobs actually pay you to criticize others!

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