So, there I was at the Dutch Testing Day, last year. I was a featured speaker, talking about exploratory testing. ET is one of my favorite subjects. It is helpful and powerful, and yet by some strange … [Read more...] about Why Talk About Exploratory Testing?
Stuart Reid Says “It’s Better Than Nothing”
I was watching Dr. Stuart Reid talk about model-based testing, some months ago. During the presentation, he complained that so few people used UML for model-making. Why don't more people use UML, he … [Read more...] about Stuart Reid Says “It’s Better Than Nothing”
No Best Practices
Dear Reader, I would like you to give up, henceforth, the idea of "best practice." Thank you. I want to stamp out "best practice" for several reasons: There are no best practices. By this I mean … [Read more...] about No Best Practices
Test For Ambiguity
Here is one test to tell if a sentence is potentially ambiguous: It has words in it. … [Read more...] about Test For Ambiguity
(Revised: 1/2015) As a process guy, I often hear the term "common sense". It's a strange term. Like "luck" it's a concept that generally brings an end to inquiry, because it's a reference to magic. … [Read more...] about Obvious/Oblivious