What Hollywood Can Teach Us about Software Testing
If we observe the world through the lens of software testing, we discover that there are lessons all around us we can apply on the job, and one venue that’s packed with these tidbits is the movie theater. Bernie Berger gives examples of a few unlikely yet credible lessons from the language of some classic Hollywood movies—and how we can apply them as we test. Learn about the primary root cause of many software bugs from Office Space; see how the characters in Saving Private Ryan enacted ideas of exploratory testing; discover how to apply the skills of situational awareness from Sneakers; learn about the context of discovery from All the President’s Men; and see a great example of inattentional blindness from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In addition to learning how these concepts are fundamentally related to testing software, learn how to apply lessons from your everyday life to testing challenges.