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Rex Black was asked recently be a client to write a brief article regarding why to become a Software Tester. The target audience was high school students. RBCS is committed to "spreading the word" about testing and we all enjoy the opportunity to encourage future testers.
Talking to high school students about testing requires that we communicate on their level and in a way that might intrigue them. As any parent or educator knows, this is not always an easy task. Read on to see how Rex Black man gages just that.
I bet this week you used more software than you even know. Did you use a smart phone? Did you ride in a car? Did you play a video game? Did you send an e-mail on your tablet or PC? Did you fly on an airplane? Did you go SCUBA diving? Did you go from one floor to another in an elevator while at the mall? Every one of these activities involves using software. In fact, most of the software used in those activities are more complex and sophisticated than the software used in the Apollo moon mission, and often even more so than the software used by the Space Shuttle.
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