You can test all you like and the product won’t get any better, nor will it get any worse. Similarly, weighing yourself will neither increase nor reduce your weight.
Another great piece by Michael Bolton on why you cannot add value to a product by testing it. And to whom testing provides value instead.
I liked this practical article by Venu Botla about the importance of knowing who the key stakeholders of software testers are and how to effectively communicate with them.
Interested in improving your career profile? Beth Marshall gives a great piece of advice on how to improve your branding as a software tester using the Reputation Audit — a simple-but-effective sheet that she created!
Looking for a job in sunny Portugal? Sérgio Martins has just released a page that aggregates all Portuguese QA jobs in one place. More projects like this, please!