Devyani Borade's unofficial title is "Mighty Tester" and her motto is "The test is mightier than the code". She started life in the corporate world as a programmer, then switched to testing; and hasn't looked back since. She has performed a variety of other roles like Quality Manager, Business Analyst and Project Manager, but software testing remains her niche, with a focus on eCommerce websites. She currently freelances as a writer and her fiction, non-fiction and art have been published in magazines across the world. Visit her website Verbolatry at http://devyaniborade.blogspot.com to contact her and read her work.
We all use software, and we all find it alarmingly easy to find bugs in it. Does that mean that we have a natural talent for testing software? Devyani suggests that there are some qualities that characterise software testers who are very good at their job. No matter whether you were born like that, or if you've worked upon, practised, developed and acquired them over time, they make all the difference.… Read more
In a development team, there are times when the relationships between developers and testers can become strained. How can you turn this potential conflict into something more positive? Is it part of the skill of team-working to find ways of avoiding friction, or should one blame a system that relies on good social skills to work well?… Read more