This is the official post declaring my appointment as a Bug Hunter!!
haha..right. It was a self-appointment. So what? That’s what i am 🙂
I would consider my journey as a bug-hunter to be beginning from the day i started to love my work, and that was not too long ago. It was around the time I joined my current company.
Before that I did work in the same field, but back then, neither did I get to learn so much nor did I enjoy my work.
What I have learnt so far
There are two things I have learnt since I started my role as a career woman:
1. The company you work in is a major factor of your work satisfaction.
Money is not as important as the company’s alignment with your ethics and values.
2. I love to learn new stuff. If I am stuck in a mundane world, with nothing left to learn, I will be terribly unhappy.
I have learnt a lot since the day I stepped into the world of software as an unassuming-just-out-of-college engineer.
Despite performing well in training period, I was not given a choice between testing and development in my first company. I would have chosen the latter back then, as do most freshers (who have a choice) in today’s world. Needless to say I got Testing. That was how it started..
Now I have realized how cool Testing is. And what I love the most about it is how I get to see the bigger picture. While the developers would only have good knowledge of the functionality they worked on, I have to know the requirements and the working of the whole product.
A few days back, I remembered how my sister & I used to say we’d become detectives once we grow up (influence of the detective series we used to watch). Well, I am kind of living the dream right now. After all, Testing is detective work, isn’t it? That’s what we do – find out bugs and why they occurred.
I’m opening this journal to jot down things that i learn while trying to become a better bug hunter.
“All ye bugs, I’ll seek you out!”