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Nobody Asks Me Questions but I've Some Answers

So far no one asks me any of questions I post below because it’s so obvious that I’m not interviewed, I’m not a speaker, I’m not a celebrity in software testing… But in edge case in the future, there is a little chance that someone would ask me these questions. In this case, the answers are provided even without asking. How awesome it is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I start these 3 questions from this interview Meet UKSTAR Speaker – Cassandra Leung

How did you get started in software testing?

adventure

I can say 90% tester has a particular journey to start software testing adventure. I’m no exception.

As a freshman in Bio-Engineering, I didn’t expect at all that my profession would be related to software testing.

To start my journey on software testing is a beautiful coincidence I had in my life. I have a master degree of Biomedical in the medical imaging area. As a hobby, I learned some programming skills by myself. Luckily, my diploma and my skills helped me to get an internship in a medical software company. I was in the software department and my mission is to build a web management tool.

After 8 months, the employer was quite happy about the outcomes of my internship. At that moment, they were searching for a new developer who can write scripts to build an in-house test automation framework and writing test cases. Luckily, I was chosen to start my adventure in software testing, as an SDET.

Who inspires you?

sylar

I’m inspired by a lot of awesome people. I have a list of these brilliant people, from whom I would like to steal their brains (I’m serious 👿). In software testing, I will name Micheal Bolton, Lisa Crispin, Elisabeth Hendrickson and Daniel Knott. If you know them, please send them my thanks and I’m coming for them soon ☺️

What do you see for the future of software testing?

everyone

For me, it’s a difficult question. Although my ability of prediction sucks, I’m predicting that the future of software testing is everyone performs small testing habitually.

The traditional checkpoint style testing will be sliced to some small tiny pieces. They’ll be performed continually by every team members in daily development, no matter programmed checking or manual testing.

Everyone takes care of testing and everyone does it habitually, even not testers. It’s a real challenge for the whole team to perform testing habitually, and also a huge challenge for testers to think how to help the whole team to perform testing habitually without testers. As a current trend, testers are shifted around. This movement of testers will bring the seeds of testing knowledge to different people in different job positions.

(To be continued…)