Mastering Testing

 

In the Testing world, as in any other domain, there are those who are passionate about their work, those who go to work to get paid and those who just don’t care (and a number of people at varying points on this extreme sliding scale). Scarily I see a significant number of people looking for the quick win approach to obtaining skills and excellence in testing.

In reality there is no way anyone will ever attain complete mastery. There is always more to learn. But to not even head down the path to this elusive mastery is sad. To think you can attain mastery through short cuts, certifications and snake oil training courses is tragic.

To obtain excellence and to head down the path towards mastery will mean different things to different people, but I’m fairly sure that it’s only ever attainable through hard work, practice and more practice. Or is that just a little old fashioned?

 

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Digital Books and Mixed Media Content

Stumbled across this short but interesting TED Talk about digital interactive books from a company called Push Pop Press. It’s a great insight in to how communication is changing and how we are changing the way we are interacting with technology.

Is this the future of publishing?

Mixed media content delivered through touch screen technology?

What challenges do we face as testers? I see many.

 

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf