Monday, June 27, 2011

Be 'Stupid' to be a 'Smart Tester'...!!!

"If we did'nt have stupid thoughts
we'd have no interesting thoughts at all"

Interesting, Interesting and say it loud that it is interesting. Lets first share a "Stupid" video with you all:


So, have you enjoyed the video? I think you must have enjoyed. If you haven't, then you are not that 'STUPID'....:P

So, what makes me share this post with you.I must have something in my mind surely about 'Testing' or shall i say 'Stupid Testing'...:)

When i saw this video yesterday on the Diesel website, i was truly amazed. Then, i thought about it for a moment and realized that 'Stupidity' is a part of my regular activity too. And, that is none other than 'Testing'. Its must be a part of all the other Testers' activity also.

Everyday for testing different modules, we have to do basically all the 'Stupid' things along with the 'Smart' things. It may be a 'Stupid' inputs in the text-fields or it may be a 'Stupid' flow of activities to find a bug that cannot be found if we do only the 'Smart' ('Valid'/'Regular') way of doing that.

Truly, when a developers commit a code, he/she must have had some positive tests('Smart') before passes it to the QA team. So, as a tester if we only do the 'Smart' positive tests, then no bug will be found literally. So, along with the 'Smart' positive tests, we have to incorporate some 'Stupid' negative tests to find out the loopholes of that committed code.

Honestly, as a tester we have to take the risk of finding out the critical bugs by various 'Stupid' things continuously. So, i'm not afraid of being a 'Stupid' tester. Because, more or less you must be a 'Stupid' tester to be a successful 'Smart' tester.

Last part of the lyrics that i've enjoyed from this video is given below:

Its not smart to take risks...
Its stupid.

To be stupid
is to be brave

The stupid isnt afraid to fail.
The stupid know there are worse things than failure...
like not even trying.

Smart had one good idea,
and that idea was stupid.

You cant outsmart stupid.
So dont even try.

only stupid can be truly




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