“Ultimately, this article is mostly FUD, propaganda, and obfuscation. The parts that are not actually wrong or misleading are naive and trivial. Put it like this: if I were considering hiring someone for a testing position, and they submitted this exercise as part of their application, I would not hire them, even for a junior position. I would feel sorry for them.”
Chris returns from a hiatus of blogging with a great review of a paper from some of our so called software testing community ‘leaders’.
I’m glad he shared this for a few different reasons.
Firstly, when someone shared that paper with me I found it so cringeworthy that I couldn’t even continue reading it past the second page. So I’m glad Chris was stronger than me to be able to completely read it and share his thoughts
Secondly I’ve chosen to distance myself completely from that ‘community’ so providing any critique would be going against my decision.
Finally, I agree with every word Chris has written and I thank him for taking the time to speak up against it, because if other software professionals consider this wholly representative of the testing community then we’re in big trouble.