Emotions and feelings in testing software











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Software testers generally look at the requirements to figure out how the product must behave. Often these requirements cover the functional and some non-functional attributes including performance, security, some elements of usability, etc. Tests are developed with expected results that align with these product requirements. So far so good. There is a clear line from the written down requirements to the tests.

As testers, as you proceed with executing your tests, there may be instances where you feel irritated or frustrated with aspects of the software under test. You might feel a range of emotions as you test the software. At such times, what do you do ? Do you listen to your feelings or do you go with the script, merely looking for expected behavior as described in the test cases that you are executing. If the test produces the expected behavior, while you have experienced conflicting emotions during testing, what would you do ?  



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