A jotter about software testing and some other funny scenarios illustrated with cartoons from Torsten J. Zelger.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
About Bugs and Monsters
Just because a bug doesn't get enough attention by developers and BAs and/or release decision makers, doesn't mean it sticks to that state 4-ever. Our testers and me, too were sometimes disappointed when we raised an issue weeks ago without anyone to unterstand its importance and impact; and then only to learn that few days before going live, people were desperatly searching for an ugly workaround although there was plenty of time - from our perspective - to fix the root cause if only it was understood early enough. Finding and "selling" a found bug are two different things and sometimes I find the latter more difficult especially when developers or other team members are busy with the next hot
release, since then there is little room for the big problems the next but one
release has to offer.
ThanX to the The Testing Planet magazine editors who were so kind to publish my cartoon in their issue 8
I keep on telling people that I have more talent to break things than to
actually build things, since, whatever I touch breaks apart or results
in another nice story that I can convert into a new cartoon published
on my blog at www.zelger.org. I guess this is just a myth since I also
built things successfully that are used by a large group of people
worldwide. Maybe I just look at things a little bit differently. I am
inspired a lot by the speaches, articles and books of James Whittaker,
Dorothy Graham, Johnathan Kohl and many many more; I am hungry to learn
from them on a continuous basis and apply some of these techniques to
my daily work with pleasure.
profile picture at Linked-In is a P1800 Volvo and it stands for excellent quality and design;
inspired by a Long Islander’s revered red Volvo 1800, 1966 which is
known for having racked up more than 3 million miles (GIYBF).
on this blog is guaranteed from my daily and past experience working as a tester,
test automation engineer, test manager and developer.
ThanX to Juan Ortega, Ernst Mueller who have helpede developing my style of drawing and humour and thanX to the Software Testing Club who regularly published some of my cartoons.