First of all, I have to say that I absolutely love being a Quality Engineer, something that I have been doing for a living for the last 11 years of my life! During these 11 years, I have had the pleasure (yes,
pleasure!) of being tossed around, torn to pieces and thrown at a lot of scary and difficult situations in the world of software testing!
Armed only with a strong desire to learn and excel at my profession, I have seen, heard and gone through a multitude of experiences, challenges, and opportunities. Have I ever been scared shitless or doubted my decision to become a Quality Engineer? Heck yeah! Have I ever felt like the dumbest person in the companies I have worked on? The answer to that question is a resounding "yes!" Have I ever cried? You can bet your bottom dollar I have! But it has been an amazing journey so far, with rewards (and I'm not talking about monetary rewards only) too numerous to count, and plenty of learning opportunities. Let's just say that there has never been a dull moment in these last 11 years and there is nothing that I would trade for all of these experiences!
With this book, it is my goal to tell you about some of these situations and experiences and, by sharing with you how I have turned them into life and career lessons, hopefully, help you become a better, more effective and brave professional.