Muhammad Saad wrote an interesting scenario on LinkedIn. I will represent it here in italics and comment on it... Imagine yourself on the first day at your job as a tester. You are presented with an … [Read more...] about I’m a Tester, Not an Automation Manager
Tricentis Called. Now We’ll See.
I understand why dog food companies are not run by dogs. Dogs can't talk. They are bad at math. They are liable to chase squirrels during meetings. They eat the paperwork. Dog food companies can't ask … [Read more...] about Tricentis Called. Now We’ll See.
Round Earth Test Strategy
The "test automation pyramid" (for examples, see here, here, and here) is a popular idea, but I see serious problems with it. I suggest in this article an alternative way of thinking that preserves … [Read more...] about Round Earth Test Strategy
The Next Step In “Test Automation” is Pure Bullshitting
I defy any responsible, sober technical professional to visit this website and discover what the "MABL" tool is and does without reaching out to the company to beg for actual details. It has an … [Read more...] about The Next Step In “Test Automation” is Pure Bullshitting
Regression Test Tool for Trash Walking
My recent flirtation with trash-pickup-as-physical-exercise has led me down a familiar path. Even though it is not my responsibility to clean a public road in the first place, once I do it, I find … [Read more...] about Regression Test Tool for Trash Walking
The Unnecessary Tool
My wife bought a Steel Grip 36in Lightweight Aluminum Pick Up Tool. I saw it on our combination dining room/craft/office table and asked her what it was for. "My eye pillow fell behind the bed and … [Read more...] about The Unnecessary Tool
We. Use. Tools.
Context-Driven testers use tools to help ourselves test better. But, there is no such thing as test automation. Want details? Here's the 10,000 word explanation that Michael Bolton and I have been … [Read more...] about We. Use. Tools.
Behavior-Driven Development vs. Testing
The difference between Behavior-Driven Development and testing: This is a BDD scenario (from Dan North, a man I respect and admire): +Scenario 1: Account is in credit+ Given the account is in … [Read more...] about Behavior-Driven Development vs. Testing
Avoiding My Curse on Tool Vendors
Adam Goucher noticed that I recently laid a curse upon commercial test tool vendors (with the exception of Hexawise, Blueberry Consultants, and Atlassian). He wondered to me how a tool vendor might … [Read more...] about Avoiding My Curse on Tool Vendors
We Need Better Testing Bloggers
I don't understand the mentality of bloggers like this guy. His view of the history of testing is a fantasy that seems designed to insult people who study testing. It applies at most to certain … [Read more...] about We Need Better Testing Bloggers