The IT museum

My son had finished his web application. He had actually thought about the hardware his users would be using and wanted to test it right. Dad, do we have an old Windows machine? Yes. First generation iPad? Yes. Old iPhone? Yes. I realized that I am unwittingly creating an IT museum in the basement…

What I also realized is how much harder testing has become over the last few years. We used to test our applications on the standard configuration that was on every PC rolled out to every employee. But today, our users are using a plethora of devices. And they expect all of them to work.

Do you have an IT museum in your testing department? If not, maybe you should start creating one.