Have you ever thought about learning Software Testing from the Game of Cards?
At least not me. But when our creative reader Malini emailed me to explain the idea of using cards to show how software testing can be learned through the game of cards. I was amazed to see the Software Testing knowledge that I can get from these cards.
Basically, we have four different trump suits for you, namely:
- Diamonds: For Yourself
- Clubs: For Co-Testers you work with
- Hearts: For New Tester
- Spades: For QA Manager
(Each of the four suits is a different theme, and the Software Testing ideas get harder as you get towards the Ace)
You can select any trump suit applicable to you. Then read Software Testing Tips from each card and ask yourself if you possess that skill or do you follow that software testing practice. If you have acquired that skill or followed the mentioned testing process then it’s your trump card.
Count the number of trump cards from each suit you select.
What You Will Learn:
How To Find If You Are An Advanced Tester
The more number of trump cards you have, the more advanced you are in the Software Testing field. You should have at least 10 trump cards from the suit you select to be considered an advanced level tester.
You are free to select other trump suits as well. If you are a new tester, obviously you will select a suit named “Hearts: For New Tester”. But keep on exploring other suits as well and you will get an idea of what other software testing skills you have, which software testing practices you follow and which skills you have to learn yet.
From each Suit, you will get 13 valuable Software Testing tips that you should apply to your daily testing activities.
Here is the ranking of the cards:
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K A
The starting cards will obviously have simple testing skills/practices which get harder as you get towards the Ace.
Select your Trump suit from the list of 4 suits to get started:
Diamonds: For Yourself
Clubs: For Co-Testers You Work With
Hearts: For New Tester
Spades: For QA Manager
So, what’s your score?