Our reading recommendations of this week includes:
- Elon Musk telling us that relying too much on automation was a mistake
- A tester skill: response to change
- Agnostic testing
Elon Musk said a few days ago that “Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake…Humans are underrated” in a tweet after a CBS interview. Of course, as Rosie Sherry reminds us in this short post Too much automation you say Elon Musk? these words resonate in our tester brains always trying to find the correct balance between “Human testing” and “Robot testing”. Thanks for reminding us that humans are still essentials.
Being a tester requires a lot of skills, including an ability to respond to change efficiently. That’s the subject of this second article we recommend you to read by Kamila Mrozek: Tester skill: responding to change
Finally, in a world of continuous delivery, because release happens regardless of your testing activity, Anne-Marie Charrett starts thinking on how focusing on enabling quality testing to happen in this specific development pace. It was 10 years ago, but focused on improving testing we sometimes forget to ask the question “where is the risk?”: Agnostic testing – Do you believe? by Anne-Marie Charrett.