I'm Burdette Lamar, a test automation zealot in Houston.
My first job out of college was teaching English at a technical college. I graded ten thousand essays (whew!), then took a second master’s degree and began teaching mathematics. That’s when I found computer programming. Or maybe I should say it found me, because it swallowed me whole.
Since joining the software industry, I’ve done three tours as a technical writer, five as a developer, and the rest as a test engineer. The largest companies I’ve worked for were Digital Equipment Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. The smallest have been startups, some with single-digit headcounts.
Developing software test automation is my passion. I’ve enjoyed doing this work using a variety of techniques, languages, and tools.
My most current work is a framework for testing REST APIs.
A friend recommended that in look in on dev.to, and I'm liking what I see.