Sep 9, 2010

Happy Testers Day!

We have secretary's day, presidents day, mothers day, fathers day, etc. But I never suspected there would be a 'software developers day' or other professional recognition day in our field. Twitter educated me otherwise, so I'm going with it. Our profession could certainly use a little recognition and attention. The auspicious occasion as this blog explains is the discovery of the first (literal) bug in a computer system on Sept 9, 1947.
Since then, we've had a meager few decades to hone our software development skills, and our bug-finding skills are not far behind. To that end, a short homage to the hard-working testers and QA professionals who often hear these responses from developers.

24. "It works fine on MY computer"
23. "Who did you login as ?"
22. "It's a feature"
21. "It's WAD (Working As Designed)"
20. "That's weird..."
19. "It's never done that before."
18. "It worked yesterday."
17. "How is that possible?"
16. "It must be a hardware problem."
15. "What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?"
14. "There is something funky in your data."
13. "I haven't touched that module in weeks!"
12. "You must have the wrong version."
11. "It's just some unlucky coincidence."
10. "I can't test everything!"

For the top 9, see this site for a familiar chuckle...