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Did you read already the Birbal tales ?
I agree fully to Pradeep’s comment about the Birbal stories. They are so smart, funny, addictive, …
So, if you didn’t buy the book yet, you missed a chance.
If you want to buy it also for your team here are some arguments to convince people who do not believe it is a book for/about testing.
You could e.g. tell them: “See how often the term test is mentioned” :-) haha
- a chapter called “The Test”: “I might agree with you entirely,” smiled Akbar, “if you would agree to put them (the questions) to the test…”
- “Shall we put it to the test ?” asked Birbal
- Akbar resolved to test the shoemaker’s resilience.
- But Birbal intervened: “Jahanpanah, I think it is a fairer test if somebody is in the armor - I’ll volunteer.”
- “Can we test this ?” smiled the king.
- So Akbar had the court scholars test the stranger in every tongue.
- “… How can this be tested ?”
- “I know”, smiled Akbar. “It was the last test - so you would come out.”
- And the Emperor led everyone into the garden for the test.
- A week later in durbar, Akbar decided to test Birbal’s memory.
- “Put him to the test”, said the Begum/princess proudly.
- “You seem unconvinced”, he said to Birbal. “Very well, we shall have a test.”
Did you notice how often his majesty Akbar smiles, when he mentions test ? :-)
“A Caravan from Hindustan - the complete Birbal tales from India
” by James Moseley
- Birbal, is known for critical and lateral thinking and testers who *might* want to practice those skills must be looking at Birbal for their role model.
- I am happy that you did it!
- my reply:
- Me too. I hope more people from outside India will enjoy the Birbal + Akbar tales
- after some time: still a good book -) see also here
Author: Erkan Yilmaz (2007-07-29)
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