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Being proactive is an underrated skill in testing - Bloggers Club March 2022

Most of the time, when people hear the term "software testing" the first thing that comes to mind is just that - testing some software, which usually involves reporting a lot of bugs, designing test cases, doing exploratory testing sessions, working on automated checks, etc. But, there are a lot of other ways in which a tester can contribute to the overall quality of the product. So what exactly would proactive thinking be, from a tester's perspective? A tester does not have to be just a bearer of bad news, as a tester sees the system as a whole and gets plenty of chance to interact with it, the said tester can also gain a lot of useful insight into the system. One of the most important aspects of our job is to provide information, sometimes that information needs to be distilled down into more succinct formats, but also, a tester should proactively act on the information he/she gains.  Just because you might not find any obvious bugs in a feature you're testing it do