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On Controlling Testing, or Being the Boss (Rhythm of Testing)

On April 30, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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 (Hiccupps)

On April 30, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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) (TESTHEAD)

On April 30, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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…

Coderetreat goes testautomation (Markus Gärtner)

On April 28, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I remember a talk from Cory Foy back at XP 2010 in Trondheim, Norway. He referred to Corey Haines as the happiest guy in the world. Although he lost his job, he started to travel around in the world, from … Continue reading

Weekend Testing on May 5th: Something Different (TESTHEAD)

On April 26, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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…

CAST 2012 – “Early Bird” discount ends April 30th

On April 26, 2012, in Events, News, by marketing
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The “Early Bird” discount ends April 30th! If you register before the end of this month you will receive our “Early Bird” pricing, a $200 savings off the regular conference price. The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its seventh annual conference, CAST 2012, to be held July 16-18. CAST 2012 will be [...]

Staying on track (aclairefication)

On April 24, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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A while back, I was talking to Matt Heusser about my sticker shock when it came to conference attendance and …

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Seeing Things The Way We Are: A "Recycled Scoutmaster’s Minute" (TESTHEAD)

On April 24, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I wrote this a few years back around the time my son became actively involved in the Order of the Arrow, a service organization that I ma also part of, with ties to Native American traditions as well as to Scouting ideals. Since I’ve been recalling som…

The Pen Game: Software Testing Encapsulated (TESTHEAD)

On April 23, 2012, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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While I was at STAR East in Orlando last week, I had a chance to spend a fair amount of time with fellow testers outside of track sessions or after conference hours. In fact, I don’t think I got to bed before 2:00 a.m. Eastern once the entire…

Right vs. Right: Ethical Issues for Software Testers

On April 23, 2012, in News, by Association for Software Testing
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By: Scott Allman I want your help gathering stories for my CAST 2012 presentation.  Let me tell you about how you can help. My presentation aims to teach a skill to software testers.  One of the benefits of the skill is to help testers understand and work through ethical issues.  The presentation begins, “The story [...]

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