This past Friday, May 21st, 2021, was exactly 34 years since my first day at Apple Computer as a tester. Before that I was a dev, but I have been a tester ever since. This has put me in a … [Read more...] about 34 Years in Testing
Rapid Software Testing Methodology
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.
Many years ago— around 2001 if I remember— I worked with Paul Szymkowiak on improving the testing side of the Rational Unified Process (RUP). Paul was on the RUP team, proper, while I was an outside … [Read more...] about Bug Pipeline Reaction: Paul Szymkowiak and How Context-Driven Thinkers Talk
(Thanks to Michael Bolton for structural editing and for helping me develop this concept, which grew out of our recent testopsy. Thanks to Frances White and Marius Francu, on the RST Slack forum, for … [Read more...] about Unclogging the Bug Pipeline
How to measure quality is a popular question. The answer I want to give is easy to say, but not so popular: “Stop! Quality can’t be measured, but it can be discussed and assessed. Focus on that … [Read more...] about Assess Quality, Don’t Measure It
I should blog more. I know. It's good for business. What have I not been blogging? I'm distracted by work. What work? Improving the Rapid Software Testing methodology and training. I am going … [Read more...] about To What Have I Been Up?
This is to announce I will be teaching my Rapid Software Testing Explored class in downtown Bellevue, WA, on August 6-8. It will likely be the only time I teach in a classroom, in the United States, … [Read more...] about Public Class in the Seattle Area
Wikipedia's article on equivalence class partitioning (ECP) is a great example of the poor thinking and teaching and writing that often passes for wisdom in the testing field. It's narrow and … [Read more...] about Rethinking Equivalence Class Partitioning, Part 1
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.
These thoughts have become better because of these specific commenters on part 1: Jeff Nyman, James Huggett, Sean McErlean, Liza Ivinskaia, Jokin Aspiazu, Maxim Mikhailov, Anita Gujarathi, Mike Talks, … [Read more...] about Reinventing Testing: What is Integration Testing? (part 2)