Starting to see a lot of good discussion about what it means to be a test engineer and the practices, ideas and challenges that go into being a successful test engineer. In this post I want to talk about some insights about what I find challenging about this role. Are testers, just wannabe developers? This is a thought that crosses the mind of most people who have worked as testers. Being someone who originally came from that traditional school of thought that testers are just developers who couldn't make it as developers, (No Wonder I made it to testing that way :)) it has taken me some time to wrap my head around the testing job description and grow an appreciation for it. Now I am hooked onto it and think it offers a lot of great incentives not available to a traditional development, such as flexibility in coding, high-level view of the system and a varied type of work across the product cycle. If you are serious about your testing career get in touch with me.