Steve Swanson is very new to testing. I predict he has a great future. He has already noticed that the common idea of boundary testing is almost content-free. Michael Bolton and I do a whole session … [Read more...] about Why Labels For Test Techniques?
Archives for December 2007
My vote for the World's Most Inquisitive Tester is Shrini Kulkarni. He asks: Do you believe that â€œnon sapientâ€? tests exist or for that matter - any part (seems like a very negligibly small portion … [Read more...] about Can a Non-Sapient Test Exist?
[This post is here for historical reasons. However, I no longer use the term "test automation." I refuse to utter that phrase any more because people keep thinking it means that testing can be … [Read more...] about What is Test Automation?
Hey, somebody at AST must have read my blog when I coined the term "sapient testing", because they named their magazine after it. I'm still waiting for people to pick up on my other coinage: … [Read more...] about Sapient Testing Rules
I want to follow up on what I said about discipline in yesterday's post. I said that discipline is "motivation without reason." I stand by that, as far as it goes, but there's more to discipline than … [Read more...] about Self-Discipline Redux
(This article is adapted from work I did with Johanna Rothman, at the 1st Amplifying Your Effectiveness conference. It's never been widely published, so here you go.) As a context-driven testing … [Read more...] about Methodology Debates: Traps and Transformations
Recently I posted a sort-of attack on Jim Pensyl, who had posted a sort-of attack on my community. Then an interesting thing happened. He withdrew his blog post and called me on the phone. That was … [Read more...] about Collegiality