In this post I will talk about important software tester skill, searching for patterns.
Game of Set is popular game at software testers meetups and conferences because it helps testers to train searching for patterns. Why is this important software tester skill?
Because it could help tester in finding possible issues in product under test.
I started with simple pattern, enter one letter. Result consisted with employees which name contained at least one search letter. But some employees were missing in search results.
Example test data set:
Karlo Smid Big King Karlo Smid, Karlo Gloria, K. Search for: K Result set: Karlo Smid Big King Karlo
Stop here. Can you identify the error pattern?
I used different letter and confirmed error pattern. Result set was missing employees that had searched letter in their name after the comma.
Go to online game of set and start practicing your pattern searching skill!