Like most of us, I wasn’t born a tester. Even at school, I never said I wanted to be a tester. As a child, I probably wanted to be an astronaut or maybe a professional cyclist (the Tour de France caught up with me). So I started as a land surveyor, making maps (not mental maps) and preparing land for future airports, sports buildings, roads, mainly in French Polynesia.
Everyone knows Beren: he’s the TestSphere guy and he came in 2018 for a RiskStorming workshop during MixIt in Lyon. Today, as a former tester, a coach, a conference organiser or a Product Manager, he answers our questions in this new interview. Expect unusual answers!
Recruiting for a new hire, or finding a new job of your own, has never been easy. It becomes even more difficult when your profession is poorly known and often ill considered.
If you read blogs or magazines dedicated to software testing then you have probably encountered some of the common misconceptions about testing: that testing is mostly a repetitive and boring task, that testers are solely responsible for errors on production servers, that everything can be automated and therefore the job of the tester will disappear, that testers are unskilled developers, etc.
Following Julien, Thierry, Stéphanie and Maria, it is now up to Yann Person – who came to give a presentation on Live Functional Monitoring in Last November 2017 -, to answer our Questions&Answers in this fifth episode.
Have you ever heard of Crowd Testing (or Crowdsourced Testing)? Crowd Testing (not to be confused with Cloud Testing) is trending in the world of software testing, and uses the benefits and efficiency of crowdsourcing and cloud platforms.