RE: A Need to fill the matrix

Subject: RE: A Need to fill the matrix
From: "Sarah Blake" <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:58:51 -0000

> I received this solicitation today. One of the requirements is for the
> technical writer to write test scripts. Isn't that a programmer
activity? If
> I'm behind the times, then you're welcome to pursue this.

I don't know; although it wasn't a job requirement, I have written test
scripts previously to help out an understaffed QA department.

What I would be more wary of is that they haven't specified what they
mean by 'test scripts'. In which language? Doing what? The test
scripts I wrote were as 'excellent' as anyone could require, but they
were written in a somewhat idiosyncratic language for a somewhat
idiosyncratic test harness, so I doubt the skills would be as
transferrable as they seem to hope.

S.

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References:
A Need to fill the matrix: From: Will Husa

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