and then this:As a tester who now develops, I realise I can't articulate what I want from a tester!— Andrew Morton (@TestingChef) July 21, 2017
The original version of the post was going to be me working through just that, but I had an epiphany whilst writing it and I know full well why I can't articulate it. It is because I don't wish to admit to the stupid (and I use the dictionary meaning here, i.e. lacking in intelligence or common sense) reason as to why I don't want anything from a tester.Really? Why not? What's the barrier?— Angie Jones (@techgirl1908) 21 July 2017
It is simply, I'm big-headed and think I don't need the help of a tester because I was/am one.
Not only is this incredibly insulting to my friends and colleagues (to whom I apologise unreservedly), it is demonstrably false (even in the short time I've been developing, our testers has saved me from putting out bugs).
How could I possibly think that?I believe it is because I don't like not being able to do things. Because I don't like to admit I can't do all the things I used to, I stubbornly try and do all the things I used to. And so, because I used to be a tester, I therefore don't need a tester.
So Angie, the barrier?
I'm a fool.