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10 keys to a happy tester

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, I've been very busy (kids, work promotion), but I've also got a few blog posts lined up for the next month or so, which i think you'll enjoy, here's one of them for you!

I was thinking the other day over what makes a tester happy, and I thought I'd write down my findings, and share them with you, this isn't necessarily what makes me happy, but more around what I think can make any tester a happy tester :)

1 - Grow with your testing - Always look to progress as far as you can, never stop challenging yourself.
2 - Relationships - Relate with your other team members, become personable with them and talk to them about day to day stuff and not just work.
4 - Extra Mile - Go that extra mile to make things work, people will respect you for it, and people will do the same for you if you ever need it.
5 - A difference - Making a difference makes you feel valued and makes you feel part of a team that is delivering good to the world…

Famous Movie Quotes applied to software engineering - Dirty Harry

I've spoke of it in my very first blog post, about a developer who blindly put their code live without any testing, without any consideration for the side effects that may have been caused by his changes. I've got to think that before he put it live, that he asked himself "Do I feel lucky?" there's no other explanation for why he did what he did!

So now, if anyone were to come to me and say I'm putting this live, without any testing (ignoring the gates that he/she would have to go through in order to get anything live..) I'd have to say to them:

You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?