Bjarke Ingels had mentioned “In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives”. On those lines, serving as proxies to users, testers would benefit from understanding the system architecture to identify whether the features fit the user’s needs. Ash Winter‘s workshop on testing the bigger picture at TestBash piqued my interest. I attended it and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Have you heard someone mention about zooming out to look at a problem? Has your mind/someone constantly reminded you to think about areas you want to test by looking at the bigger picture? If you answer yes to either of the questions, you would probably have enjoyed the workshop too.
Ash had a nice style of conducting the workshop. He started the intro talking about the importance of system architecture to a tester which were elucidated by the subsequent group exercises he had in store for us. So…why exactly do testers need to understand the system architecture? Continue reading