The greater my technical understanding, the more I can identify tools to help me test effectively. Particularly in terms of observing the application, and manipulating the system (the application, the data, and the surrounding environment).
Alan Richardson (Compendium Developments, UK)
Alan Richardson has more than twenty years of professional IT experience, working as a programmer and at every level of the testing hierarchy from tester through head of testing. Author of the books “Selenium Simplified” and “Java For Testers”. Alan also has created online training courses to help people learn Technical Web Testing and Selenium WebDriver with Java. He works as an independent consultant, helping companies improve their use of automation, agile, and exploratory technical testing. Alan posts his writing and training videos onSeleniumSimplified.com, EvilTester.com, JavaForTesters.com, and CompendiumDev.co.uk.