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Arushree Vyas is a budding Exploratory and Software Automation tester.  During her college, Arushree has bagged several laurels in sports and culture. She is a Computer Science Engineer and a Certified Ethical Hacker. She has 3 self-replicating viruses patented under her name. She started her career in Software Testing right after completing college.

How to be a better tester everyday

Arushree has clocked 200+ hours of bug tracking and reporting on Bugasura Mobile App. She is into Mobile Automation but likes to dive deep into Exploratory testing, understanding both the front-end and back-end logic of the product. Furthermore, Arushree likes to code, dance, travel, and cook.

We interviewed Arushree to find out more about her way of testing and how does Bugasura play a part in it. Here is how it went –

Udeepta: What kind of tester are you? 

Arushree: When it comes to testing I am very austere. I explore all possible types and strategies for testing a product. I am confident about my test reports and would stand firm on the issues I marked for the developer to look into. I leave no stones unturned to enable smooth functioning of the product I am testing.

Udeepta: What excites you about the field of testing?

Arushree: In testing, unlike development, there is an unending scope for learning. To be a better tester every day, one needs to learn new tools, languages, heuristics, so on; the list is endless. For a particular project, one gets the opportunity to play around Android, IOS, APIs, and/or Web simultaneously, which is always exciting. The more you know about these, the better is your test coverage.

Udeepta: What is your advice for freshers in testing?

Arushree: I am not hugely experienced in terms of the time I have been in testing, I am still learning to up my game. However, I would like to say this here – Never say no to learning. One can never learn and practice everything in the field of testing. It is more of an art rather than science. One needs to persevere and keep expanding the horizon. It is not just about finding bugs and reporting. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The deeper you dive into testing, you start seeing the endless possibilities in testing.

Udeepta: What’s the worst mistake you made in your life as a tester?

Arushree: Initially, I underestimated testing to be just finding bugs on a UI/UX level. I didn’t understand the infinite depth of testing that is actually required to get the best product out. I faced serious issues when new features were added to the release and I had to do regression tests. My limited understanding was a hindrance to my performance, I am so glad those days are past now.

Udeepta: Share the story of an exciting bug you found.

Arushree: We were investigating a crash, creating a staging environment. No issues found. While testing in the production environment, the behavior of the process changes resulting in a crash. Using Bugasura to highlight this business-critical feature issue, we were able to put it across to the Product Owner. At the end of the day, you achieve a feeling of fulfillment, priceless.

Udeepta: What are some of your own tricks to find bugs?

Arushree: Dig deep and dive into testing business-critical features first. I use developer tools and the database to understand the architecture too. Try to look beyond what you might find by just navigating through the software. I have learned much from my colleagues, so I always try to learn different approaches and come up with a strong approach of my own which just might be optimal. Again, I am testing that too.