Why Developers Can’t Test, and What Can You Do About It?
There is nothing we can do about it, (most) developers are simply wired differently than testers and this makes them be really lousy at testing tasks. This has become especially obvious and problematic with the new transition to Agile and the reality where we testers need to test and even coach our development peers.
But not all is lost! If you understand the factors affecting developers, and if you can provide techniques that can help them overcome these issues, you will be able to help your developers be more effective testers.
Joel Montvelisky is a Co-Founder and Chief Solution Architect for PractiTest. He has been a tester since 1997, working for companies in Israel, the US and Europe. In addition to this Joel blogs about topics close to his heart on the QA Intelligence Blog, and is constantly imparting webinars on a number of testing and Quality Related topics.
Joel is the founder and Chair of the OnlineTestConf, the first 100% online testing conference; and the co-founder of the State of Testing Survey and Report. In his spare time, Joel is also a conference speaker, presenting in various events and forums world wide, among them the Star Conferences, CAST, QA&Test, and more.