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I am not what James Whittaker says is dead.
I do not spend my day giving executives assurance.
I am not a separate organization.
I do not do what James Bach calls "Fake Testing".
I do not sit on the other side of the wall.
I do not "sign off" on releases.
I do not wait until it "is ready for QA".
I do not estimate and plan a "test phase".
I do not take weeks to test.
I help everyone test.
I automate everything!
I can read code.
I can write code.
I understand and advocate for quality design.
I grep error logs... a lot.
I help define the requirements.
I have a "DevOps mindset".
I care about code readability, complexity & churn.
I care about performance and scalability.
I am a software engineer.
I help improve the way we make software.
I am a member of the team and we make great software!
I AM QDEV
-- james eisenhauer
Chief Robot Officer for hubbubhealth, Data Nerd, Software Engineer, Curator @PDXSelenuim & Automator of all things