I am in the dubious position of changing career paths. I am moving from software developer/programmer to QAS.
In my days as a programmer I got surprised all too often. As we all know end users have an infinite capacity for imaginative (or simple fat-fingered) data entry. Many times I have had to revise the code to curb their ability to do so.
So far the only qualifications I have for the job are the ability to tell someone bad news in ways that make them almost glad to here it and a talent for breaking applications.
At times I think so far out of the box that it begins to look more like a barrel. Because I do, I have a tendency to try entering data in a field that it will accept only because the developer didn't lock it down well enough.
If I don't try entering oxymoros (pointedly foolish) data at least once in a test then I feel am neglecting my purpose.
I am looking forward to playing a major role in the improvement of our shops software quality.
I almost forgot; I work for state government.
I have confidence in the potential of these forums to help me become the best QAS that I can be.
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All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream. - E A Poe
Welcome to the Dark Side of IT!! You can pickup your red lightsaber over there from Darth Jake-Brake and whatever you do, don't let Darth Rich capture you on film! [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Seriously - why dubius? What makes one better than the other?? I loved being a developer. I also had fun when I was a DBA. System Admin was good, too. Now I'm a System Demolitions Expert and guess what - that's the most fun of all!