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Do You Want to Get Benefits from a Computer Software Testing Profession?

This is a good question....firstly you must see if you have a certain type of personality to perform software testing. You ought to be organized, logical and thorough. You'll be writing test cases according to business and functional requirements - or in other words you should do.
Then you've to implement those tests - often repeatedly. Your primary goal would be to make certain that no software goes out to customer without all the bugs found. It's rarely achievable, but should be your main goal. I always love to believe your 2nd goal ought to be to have every developer hate you because you keep finding bugs inside their code :)
The answer if software testing is a great career option is dependent upon who's asking the question. I'll answer it as if my audience is definitely an engineer. I'm flip, but sincere - my working practical experience has shown to me that the theory of software development never happens in real life. Theoretically, software testing is:
  • Confirming and recording that software performs the functions it's supposed to.
  • Validating and recording that it doesn't do anything whatsoever it is not designed to
This presupposes you've been told how it's supposed and not supposed to do. People you're working for don't always accomplish that - they might not necessarily trust you not to run away with their secrets.
Because software packages are a business (except when you are doing work for the military) business guidelines apply a lot more strongly than engineering rules. Software testing is expensive, and so the choices about objectives and how much to do are actually based on ROI considerations.
Inside end-user relationship, the user's perception is just not necessarily directly related to the physical world, in fact it is the user's perception of whether your system works that truly rules inside the minds of management, whose job is purely to make certain no one is complaining concerning the software.
Therefore, the truly practical explanation of software testing might be summarized as 3 goals:
  1. Verify the consumers that use software believes it's doing whatever they demand it to perform
  2. Verify that this software doesn't do anything immediately detectable that's not desirable for the user.
  3. Verify that any undesirable action has a good enough period that the software will look to perform properly long enough for you to make it to another round of VC investment decision or sell the organization :)
testing softwareSo you? Do you consider Software Testing could be the right career path? About the writer : Janet June Fleming is writing for the software testing course online blog, her personal and non-commercial in nature hobby web site to supply free tips for software testing novices/experts to help them get a new career.
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