I presented on the importance of programming and development skills for software testers at WCNGT conference held on 17-18 July at Bangalore. The presentation was arranged in the format of counter-arguments, my arguments and my notes on hypocrisy in Indian testing industry in this context (I can not comment on how the scene is outside India, as I haven’t worked there).
I acknowledge that I could be biased when it comes to this topic. I could be biased because of who I am, what my experience and testing career have been. I guess this is a beautiful form of bias: it can grow stronger, can dilute or can completely go away based on what I experience next.