Entirely up to you Mike. It can be serious (how you’d explain it to your boss), light hearted (how your friends explain what testing is to others) or any angle you feel like taking
As the saying goes…
Its like a box of chocolates… You know the rest
Someone had to say it
This is cool. Might be just the push I need.
My personal blog has languished, with only one post in the last year. I found that when I started earning money as a technical and copy writer, my desire to continue my personal blog just evaporated. Now that I’m no longer working as a writer, it would be good to get back into the personal writing.
Thanks for posting this.
Accepted. Should we all post on 14 July? Post when ready?
You can post whenever you’re ready Joe
I already blogged my analogy o/
Any feedback is appreciate.
Had some fun with this prompt! I invite you to read it here; feedback welcome
@elias.nogueira Thank you for the inspiration, still work in progress. But I’ll add a part about cooking as well(agile cooking and responding to change). and I’ll talk about traveling as second part main blog.
This was a fun challenge! Did something different from my other posts https://testing.pejgan.se/2020/06/29/testing-is-like/
Replied on Slack but best to add a reply here to retain it
I love the cooking analogy you use. It’s a really easy way to explain to people outside of tech what we do!
“Testing is like searching for clues to solve a mystery.”
We join our hero
Love how you set the scene!
Really enjoyed reading this
@pejgan I think the one that resonated the most with me from yours was
Testing is like fear of the dark.
Clearly seeing all the things that might go wrong, actually knowing the worst thing that could happen. Wondering how others manage to live in blissful ignorance.
That ties in soo much with some of my past experiences of testing.
Featuring Floor-A, The Explora
Gardens grow and change with time like our products, and if we don’t constantly work on our ‘technical debt’ by keeping the weeds down and pulling them up by the roots, then it gets overgrown and useless. Two years ago, we left our garden alone for 2 weeks at a critical time while I attended a conference. When we came back, the garden was overrun with weeds. The plants did not flourish very well that year even after we spent time pulling weeds and cleaning up our ‘technical debt’.
But enough with the analogy. Products are not a garden.
Here is my entry to this challenge
thanks @heather_reid for coming up with the idea!
I’ve had a go, something very personal and a bit different - first ever wordpress blog post too, so thanks for the nudge.
Here is my contribution to the challenge: Testing is like buying a new Cello!
Here’s my contribution:
Thanks for the challenge!
btw: @scolson has written about this years ago too:
BTW: Testing is like doing laundry too.
Go read get the Cartoon tester book for your summer reading.