On Controlling Testing, or Being the Boss

I had a revelation recently that I wish I could have had some time ago, like years.  It may have made me a better employee, and in my forays at boss-dom would have made me a better boss.While my humble outline here may not be enshrined amongst the…

Bug Reports: Rhyme and Reason

As the tickets pour in and your will to live seeps out you need something to cling on to, something to keep you afloat, a software development life raft, if you will (with patches, natch).Unfortunately, this is not it.Instead, this is a bunch of those …

WOTA (Write Once, Test Anywhere)

In some ways, this has become the Holy Grail of my automated testing existence.In the environment that I am currently testing, I have four distinct places where I can run our code. On a development system, on a demo machine, on a staging environment, a…

Weekend Testing on May 5th: Something Different

Most of the time, when I make announcements about Weekend Testing, I only do it the week of the event, with little lead up time, and not a lot of publicity. This is because of a number of reasons, but the main reason is to keep the group to a manageabl…