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    Smile Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    I want to know that the testers have any advantage over developers both in technical and business understanding.


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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    I really don't think testers have any advantage there. In fact they would know less about business, further more less about the technical architecture of design. Of course it depends on what kind of tester you are. If you are doing system testing, you might not know how units work within the system you are testing.

    Well, as far as technical knowledge is concerned, testers domain of knowledge would be different. They wouldn't know how to design a system using Java (Unless they learn it outside their job). On the other hand I wouldn't know what a rose script is nor would I know what a Silk Test is (I'm a developer basically).

    So, technical knowledge goes in two different lines. Testers learn the technology used for testing and developers learn the technology needed for developing. Simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manojks View Post
    I want to know that the testers have any advantage over developers both in technical and business understanding.
    How we can compare two complementary things?

    In the same way, we can't compare developer with tester.

    Both have their importance and objective.

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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    The question states,
    "I want to know that the testers have any advantage over developers both in technical and business understanding"
    So, Brijesh, why do you feel that testers make developers? Also, What is your view on the question? Do you feel testers have advantage over Developers in terms of Business knowledge and technical knowledge?

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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    hi friend,
    well for a tester it depends upon at what level he is doing the testing. and also how much he wants to learn. now if u are doing functionality testing or system testing then the tester will have the knowledge of the business logic. yeah i agree that he can lack in the technical or the programming involved in making the application. but he will surely have the functional knowledge.

    but my suggestion is, as a tester its very important to learn the technical or programming language also. it helps a lot. because earlier i was a tester but now i am into devlopment. its personal exp.

    and it helps me in development as i can foresee what the tester is going to test, and i can rectify my code.

    and do not compare dev. and tester, both have separate skills but work together to make a good product. and thats the goal.

    but its better to get equipped with some programming language as a tester, then u will surely have an edge. because in the future their will be demand for techno-functional guys.

    so best of luck

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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    Yes.
    I do feel Testers have some advantage over the developers i term of Domain Knowledge and such stuff.

    Consider a Developer developing some functionality in the system.
    Now, the developer will know only about that functionality in the system agreed he will know it in the depth to which tester have no knowledge of)

    But for a tester,
    he is supposed to have basic knowledge in all the functionality within the system.
    This helps him to enhance his/her domain knowledge which proves to be fruitful if you choose to remain in that particular domain only.

    I hope this answers your question.


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    Advantage

    Is there any Advantage of tester over Developer. Explain.


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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    What sort of advantages are u talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sutnarcha View Post
    What sort of advantages are u talking about?
    both in job sake & personally & finacially?is there any differenc between tester over developers?

    i want to know the advantages & disadvantages of both developers & testers?

    Last edited by jainbrijesh; 06-06-2007 at 04:53 AM.

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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    These days jobs are all based on experience. Testing or Development, salaries are all based on experience.

    Job Sake...??? I did't get this. From what I understand, both testing and development jobs are equally important these days.

    Personally - it depends of personal satisfaction. Some people enjoy finding bugs and some others enjoy developing s/w and resolving bugs.

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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    well said!! job satisfaction is most important!!!

    what i feel is developers view is confined to developing a code and to make it work properly so their view will be limited to how to make a software work!!!

    as a testers althogh they dont know to make a software they get a insight knowledge what that software should do and they look for it in all possible angle and they find the bug...tester view is broad in this sense

    they say

    As a software tester

    "" i dont make software but i make it better!!!""


    Thanks & Regards
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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

    Quote Originally Posted by Manojks View Post
    I want to know that the testers have any advantage over developers both in technical and business understanding.
    Hello,

    Usually testers have a lot many advantages over developers.
    This is because of the following:
    1. They think in a multi-directional way. They must!
    2. Tester can become an excellent test planner whereas a developer cannot become one.
    3. Testers have a more rigid way of doing a regression testing that a developer cannot. Usually they base their code quality on code reviews that are automated and depend on scripts.
    4. Testers are master of all as they need to know the application they are testing as well as the tools to test the application which the developers find hard to do.
    5. Developers cannot define a boundary for their application to fail but testers can!
    6. Testers are not wondering why and how this would fail. They want it to fail. whereas developers are always in their hideout and get that fear and feel insecured which ultimately reduces their performance. It is just the vice versa in testers case.
    7. Testers are the 'ultimate' key people who say 'GO' for a product to go into the market!!

    What else you want dude? You get all perks (salary/onsite) in a testing team that you get in a development. Also you can lead a good team, who define their success on not how to test the application but to get creativity in their personal and professional lives.

    Thanks.


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    Re: Any advantage of Testers over Developers

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