Let’s be clear. I love the relationships that can be formed by software testers. When we focus our efforts on empathy and relationship building, we are in a position to help everyone around us be great. Technically, we provide skills and techniques that can help designers, developers, product managers… everyone who has a role to play in the ideation and creation of software products. We can truly be a developer’s best friend. Step one is making sure that they know this. Start today.