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#ProudDadMoment - My Son thinking like a Tester

The other night I was bathing my 2 kids, and they wanted me to read them a story. My daughter chose a book on time and clocks (I can't remember the name of the book right now), so I sat down and began to read it to them as they had a bath.

It was full of interesting stuff (to them at least), it would explain what can happen in different time-frames. One of the examples it gave was for 1 minute. It said:

In 1 minute a Cheetah can run around a race track 4 times
This is pretty cool, highlighting how quick a Cheetah actually is. Now the tester in me, instantly thought "well depends how long the race track is, I'm pretty sure it's talking about a 400m race track - but still it should be clear"... Then my son, as if he is reading my mind says "It depends how long a race track is"... I looked at him and said "You're right! It does depend on how long the race track is!"

Why am I talking about this? How does it relate to Testing?

Well a lot of te…

#GarethSouthgateWould as a Software Tester

Gareth Southgate has impressed me massively over the past few weeks. The empathy and compassion he has shown to other players, the way he has made this tournament about the team and not about any individual is amazing.

I was reading the #GarethSouthgateWould hashtags on Twitter and there were some classics in there. I'll let you read them for yourselves, but I thought it would be cool to make it themed towards testing, here are some I came up with off the top of my head... Though I am sure there are more.

#GarethSouthgateWould - Ensure that automated checks clean up after themselves
#GarethSouthgateWould - Share with other testers blogs and articles they have read that they enjoyed
#GarethSouthgateWould - go through and remove any Thread.Sleeps from any automated checks
#GarethSouthgateWould - Take time out to help another tester who is struggling with something, even when he doesn't know the solution.
It made me realise that these are all things that a caring and compassionate…