Friday, January 22, 2010
Hey everybody who visit me on Friday!
It's friday, you know - so relax at the end of business day!
Did you ever try to draw an analogy testing with diagnosis in medicine. Actually we work over similar hard problems occuring in our practices. Sure, usual common scenario is simple cases which we treat in routine scope. But sometimes we meet with challenge in our discovery - without that our job is boring. Wanna more? We both work on finding out defects and their root cause - medicine reveals them in health, s/w testers run research against software products which are also complex system. Not so complex as human organism but anyway...
House uses investigatory method is to eliminate diagnoses logically as they are proved impossible like did Sherlock Holmes. Or in proper terms inductive reasoning. Actually both characters are very similar.
I think Software tester should be able to use this approach too, though it's limited by personal mentality. Testing is continious research resulting in discovery - move ahead in your mastery.
But today - enjoy upcoming weekends!