Why I am a tester? Wrong Reasons

We have seen many discussions on why people came into software testing and why they still love to work as a tester. People have interesting reasons, for some people its creativity, for some people its challenges of automation, for some its relation to system thinking, domain expertise etc. All of these are good reasons to be in testing field and if you are in testing because of similar reasons, probably you are enjoying your work and may be exciting people around you about testing.

Unfortunately, over the years I have seen many people staying as tester because of wrong reasons as well. Following list is the collection of wrong reasons / motivation to be in software testing field and work as a tester. If you are in testing because one of these reasons, probably you need to find a good mentor, understand testing properly or change your field.

1. Software Testers ...

Its defect speaking

I am defect. For some people I am a mild inconvenience and for some I am their worst nightmare, probably a life threatening nightmare. For many years, people like you have treated me as a hunting target and treated me as a non-living entity - without any emotion, say or dreams. Till now, I kept my silence but now I had it enough. TestingGeek has allowed me to tell my story to the world, to tell you truth about me and my feelings.

You call me so many names (And all of them are bad BTW), but do you know anything at all about me? Do you know where I lived before you forced me to live in your code - to be found, discussed, killed, ignored and humiliated? People tell me so many things, but do you realize reasons for my existent? I know I am not desired, I know I ...

Software Testing Humor - Jokes

These are some jokes that TestingGeek has collected from mails, forums and other websites. You might have come across some of them, but nevertheless you can always enjoy reading them. If you have some nice jokes related to software testing, share with TestingGeek.

Damage Testing

It seems the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a unique device for testing the strength of windshields on airplanes. The device is a gun that launches a dead chicken at a plane's windshield at approximately the speed the plane flies.

The theory is that if the windshield doesn't crack from the carcass impact, it'll survive a real collision with a bird during flight. It seems the British were very interested in this and wanted to test a windshield on a brand new, speedy locomotive they're developing.

They borrowed the FAA's chicken launcher, loaded the chicken and fired. The ballistic ...

Software Testing Humor - Replies, Metrics & Types

Top replies by programmers when their programs don't work:

  • It works fine on MY computer
  • Who did you login as ?
  • It's a feature
  • It's WAD (Working As Designed)
  • That's weird...
  • It's never done that before.
  • It worked yesterday.
  • How is that possible?
  • It must be a hardware problem.
  • What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?
  • There is something funky in your data.
  • I haven't touched that module in weeks!
  • You must have the wrong version.
  • It's just some unlucky coincidence.
  • THIS can't be the source of THAT.
  • It works, but it's not been tested.
  • Somebody must have changed my code.
  • Did you check for a virus on your system?
  • Even though it doesn't work, how does it feel?
  • You can't use that version on your system.
  • Why do you want to do it that way ...