Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year New Challenges

Learning, according to Merriam-Webster is "the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught". We learn new things on a daily basis, whether it's how to cook ham and bean soup on Facebook, or new studies that tell us how long it took dinosaur eggs to hatch, or how to use and work with new types and avenues of technology. Since technology in particular changes on a daily basis it is one thing that requires continual learning in order to keep up with updates and changes. 

This is particularly relevant when it comes to software testing. Because automation testing is a relativity a new field there is still so much potential that has still not been reached in this field. The benefits of being able to reach this potential would cut down on the need of such intense manual testing and open up manual testers to be able to focus more on exploratory testing and allow for more coverage of the software, which in turn would create more efficient and better software overall. If manual testers didn't have to ever do the same test twice, they could find new ways and better ways to provide maximum coverage of a particular software and reduce mistakes and oversights. 

Better testing would allow for better technology that will effect all of our lives. Whether in the medical field or with fitness apps or with banking technology better testing will protect us as well as allow for the technology to do its job better. 

To advance testing we must figure out more efficient ways to do testing, whether it be by creating new methodologies or by creating new technologies, which is why learning as much as we can about testing and about new technologies benefits all of us. 

We need to keep learning and being proactive in finding new and better ways of doing things. As we learn and continually develop new software testing methodologies and frameworks in order to keep up with the advancing programs we can better help accommodate for the advancement of technology.