Happy World Tester's Day!
It's that day of the year again!
Surely every day is Tester's Day, but it feels good to have a special day that can make us testers around the world share and collaborate and feel proud to be one.
On September, 9 1945 the scientists of the Harvard University while testing the computer Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator had found a moth which got stuck between the contacts of the electromechanical relay.
The work they performed required some description, and the word had been found – «debugging» (literally: disposal of an insect) – and now it is used to describe the process of identifying and eliminating bugs which cause a computer to malfunction. The removed insect was pasted into the computer log with the entry: “First actual case of bug being found”, and was then transferred to the computer museum.
Now that you know, Happy Tester’s day !