The Bipolar Life Of A Software Tester – Continued

Eric Jacobsen from testthisblog.com started this little rant about his bipolar life as a tester. You should read it, it is very entertaining. It describes precisely what we feel from time to time. So we felt encouraged to continue.

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Cool, developers have marked most of my bugs as resolved. Maybe we will be able to launch the project in time!

No, wait…

I will be busy doing retests most of the day. This sucks. I won’t be able to continue my scheduled test cases for today. Test management won’t be too happy with me. I hate doing all these retests.

I’m so proud, because I have completed all my test cases in record time and found so many bugs! I’m a testing ninja! I might be able to go home early.

No, wait…

What’s that? Test management has assigned a whole bunch of new test cases to me? Is this my reward for working quickly? Life is not fair.

But I found this really big bug minutes ago. Wohooo! No regular user will be able to work with that feature. It’s a usability nightmare! Hope they will fix this soon. No way they can go live with this one. …I’m a representative of “a regular user”, right? I won’t even look at the specification. This cannot be right!

No, wait…

I took a look at the specification. It is expected to work like that. The design agency sold this as “visionary approach”. What do do now?

Poor developers! I feel honest sympathy for them. All these bugs I submit really cause a lot of work.

No, wait…

Why can’t they build it right from the beginning? I have so much more work to do, just because they deliver a buggy system.

No, wait…

Would I have a job, if all developers would create perfectly well running software? I should be happy that they are a little sloppy sometimes.

Wait a moment, is this a bug? The weather forecast mentioned “light snow in the afternoon”. I would rather call it “heavy-snowish” – and it is pretty late too.

No, wait…

Maybe this is a “Works as designed”?

P.S: Feel free to continue.

One thought on “The Bipolar Life Of A Software Tester – Continued”

  1. Ha ha! I love it! Great additions, Andrea. I really like the one about feeling sympathy for your programmers and then realizing they maybe could have prevented the bugs in the first place.

    Well done!
    Cheers

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