Frequent readers of the uTest blog are by now aware that we’re big fans of James Whittaker – software testing expert, author and now one of Google’s top QA guys. Over the past few weeks, James has been writing a provocative series called the “Seven Plagues of Software Testing”. You can find it on his new blog.
As you’ll notice, only six of the plagues have been published thus far. The seventh and final software testing plague was intentionally omitted, as he is accepting submissions from his readers.
Before you send him your suggestions (we included an email address at the bottom of this post), here’s a few excerpts from some of the plagues he’s discussed so far:
The Plague of Blindness: “Software testing is much like game playing while blindfolded. We can’t see bugs; we can’t see coverage; we can’t see code changes. This information, so valuable to us as testers, is hidden in useless static reports. If someone outfitted us with an actual blindfold, we might not even notice.”