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How Testers Can Improve Technical Work


I’d characterize a lot of the software work I’ve done over the years as a feature factory. Usually this factory is kicked into action by a new customer. Salespeople write a contract for a date — and a list of features that don’t exist yet. After the contract is signed, the development team spends their next several months churning through the features one by one. The testing work for these features can span from easy to “what the heck am I supposed to do with this?” but I can always see a way forward.

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