Friday 15 January 2010

What do you do?


  1. My mother was visiting at us and she asked:"What do you acctually do?" I replied:"Software testing." She then asked:"How to explain it to your grandma?" Me:"Umh... It's like testing Lego buildings. First I try to push it gentle. If it doesn't fall, then I try a bit harder. And if nothing else helps, I get hammer and hit it." My kids loved that explanation. Now they are telling to their friends (proudly):"My dad is nerd and he kicks down Lego buildings!"

  2. Lol, I love that! I've got two little boys who I'm sure will play Lego in the next few years, so I'll have to remember your explanation. Although I don't look forward to when they'll call me a nerd!

  3. Explaining Testing to Them
    Helping non-testers understand and support your work
    by James Bach
    This article was first published as a feature in STQE magazine (Nov/Dec 2001).