Evolution in Software Testing

Very well articulated Sachin!

Reflections

It’s been close to 18 years I am involved in software testing and learning something new all along. It was interesting all along! When I remember those early days when I started testing software verses how I test now – change is really surprising. Those were days when testing was considered as separate activity in software development. Typically someone not ‘preconditioned’ by program was preferred to perform testing so that he/she can look at it critically, from user’s perspective rather that from programmer’s glasses knowing design limitations. This also in a way promoted testers to keep away from code since knowing the code was synonym for being preconditioned with design limitations.

Typically it was more of manual testing with lot of repeat runs till the time software reached stage which was acceptable for production release. Was it enjoyable? Answer is yes and no. Yes – for the part of test…

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