From linguist to tester: how to start to work in IT from scratch
On the occasion of QA Tester Day, Rubryka reveals the secrets of the profession and explains how to master it from scratch.
One legend says that on September 9, 1947, scientists at Harvard University tested the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator. And it turned out that a butterfly was stuck between the contacts of the electromechanical relay. Seeing this, one of the scientists, Grace Hopper, used the word "bug," which later became the official term meaning computer error.
The butterfly was removed and pasted into a technical diary, accompanied by the caption "First actual case of bug being found". This fact gave rise to the use of the word "bug" in the meaning of "error."
Subsequently, identifying and eliminating the causes of computer failure was called debugging. And there has been a new profession, a tester.
On the tester's day, Rubryka tells the stories of two testers: an experienced professional who reveals the secrets of the profession, and a newcomer who believed that IT is exclusively for "digit heads" a few months ago.