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Rene Kok

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Test Engineer Europeana Foundation Netherlands Archive

Rene wants people to know that being a test engineer is one of the most misunderstood jobs on earth. Most people think a test engineer tries to find all bugs and errors in software. This is not the job of a test engineer. A test engineer tries to find out if the software is good enough to let the users play with it. So in reality, he does hunt bugs and errors while determining if the software is ready for the users. To do so, test engineers practice voodoo that allows them to get a decent understanding of the quality of the software with a minimum of testing (so test engineers are masters at cutting corners to find out what they need to know).
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