Monday, June 13, 2011

Let the Testing begin

Hello and Welcome to my blog.

My name is Anuj Sharma and reside in Faridabad near New Delhi.
I am currently working as a Assistant Software Engineer at Steria India Ltd for the last nine months.In fact this is the first job of my life and also my first attempt at blogging. Through this blog I would like to share my experiences and my views on testing.

Being a fresher, one thing that I am aware of is that every BTech fresher wants a job that would let him code and not test that code. No one even thinks about testing in the college and neither do the college professor give any emphasis on testing.
I wasn't any different, but fate had something else decided for me.

After passing out college, I got a job after two months sitting at home, so I had no option but to take the job of testing. I had made up mind that I would gradually move into development somehow.
However, when my seniors asked me or rather told me to test the application being developed, I somehow started enjoying it. I loved it when I raised the defects !!!!
There was no stopping me and till date I have not stopped and have no plans to stop.

In these nine months, one thing that I have realised is that testing is being undermined in colleges across India.( I don't have the stats to prove it but I think that you will agree with me).
You're reading this post because you have a liking for testing (or I have asked you to )but ask your friends who are still in college or who are not in testing, what they think about testing. The answer would be unanimous, yr testing mein kya rakha hai..paisa kam aur growth bi nai hai yr (What's there in testing...The money is less and there is no growth).This is the answer you would get from almost all the Btech guys out there.(especially in India).

Students should be made aware that testing can be opted a good career option, right in there with development or support. Testing should not just be given to them rather they should be happy to take it.I also code but one thing I have experienced is that breaking the code is much more fun than writing the code.

3 comments:

  1. Good start, good point. Hope you continue blogging and make a lot of useful points.

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  2. Yeah..Nice beginning bro.. :)

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  3. While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!
    Tech Mentro

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