We here at the uTest Blog have long been a proponent of a harmonious tester-developer relationship. And according to a recent InfoWorld article, the best way to a dev’s heart this holiday season may be through testing their open source code.
According to the piece, “for proprietary software, the only option is to suck it up and hope your vendor will fix problems with a future release. But with open source software,” testers can actively be part of the action and “make contributions that lead to them being more effective for less effort.” This is the key to the developers’ hearts because devs on open source projects don’t have the support teams of robust enterprise players — they’re going to rely a lot on testers taking action versus complaining.
Here’s the main benefits of testing open source code this holiday season: