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7 Ways Testers Contribute to Quality


Testing doesn’t make software better.

I get a container with new software and deploy that to a test server several times every day. I take relevant context — the code changes we are making, what has been tested programmatically, what hasn’t been tested programmatically, feelings about how good the developers I am working with are, and thoughts about the brittleness of the area we are working in — and then perform some testing. I design tests with all that in mind, hoping to find a new problem that matters. Sometimes, I strike gold.

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