This is the first in what I hope to be an ongoing series called “Blogging in Shorts”.
These will be short blog posts that are things that are going around in my head about testing.
They are likely to be either rants or raw thought, so they may not be completely thought out, but I want to get them down on (virtual) paper and maybe then I, or others from the community can build upon them.
Anyway heres the first:
Im always reading articles and blogs that tell me what a tester is. The problem is they never seem to agree!
The truth is that they are all correct, in their own way. But it sure does make for a lot of confusion within our industry. whats adds to this confusion is almost all of these blog posters and article writers make there definition seem so absolute; There can be only one…and its my definition.
If we could all as test communicators/advocates stop trying to convince the rest of the IT industry, and ourselves that a tester is <your definition> and instead start to be more open and honest with a tester can be <your definition> but there are other just as valid definitions in other contexts message then I think that we as an industry might start to be able to rid the IT industry of some of its myths and monsters that have plagued us for as long as I can remember.