Coding Confessional

Anonymous Confessions from Programmers.


Absolutions: 12 • Condemnations: 2



Anonymous #1:
QA has only one requirement, which can be met even by monkeys: be a monkey.
Anonymous #2:
If you know how to write code but are in QA, either become a developer or a manager, or even get a technical BA job instead. Companies now want "QA" to have developer level skills but want to pay them $30k under developer wages. It's a dead end.
Anonymous #3:
Unfortunately QA tends to be staffed by developer washouts. Few people dream of a career in testing.
Anonymous #4:
I had the same idea until I got my current job. We are doing mostly low level stuff (think firmware) and our QA could probably outcode a lot of devs. They are not there to click around furiously, but to automate the process. They even wrote a fucking emulator for some of our software.