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The Complacent "Break" (TESTHEAD)

On August 30, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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First, I want to make sure everyone is aware… I’m OK.

The short story is that I have a broken leg. The slightly longer story is that I have a tib-fib fracture near my right ankle, and it resulted in my needing to have surgery to repair it. So am I r…

Next Weekend Testing Session? That Depends on "Who’s Driving" (TESTHEAD)

On August 29, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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So I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. Weekend Testing Americas has been active and running now for 9 months. We’ve had a range of sessions running from very good to mediocre and everything in between. Some have asked me when the session…

How Fragile is Your System? (TESTHEAD)

On August 27, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My kids had a somewhat sad, but I think important, lesson taught to them this week. We have been involved in a process since March with our main fish tank in our house; we have a 65 gallon tank that has a colony of convict cichlids (Archocentrus Nigrof…

Tomorrow Through the Past (Creative Chaos)

On August 27, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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(Continued Apologies to Robert A. Heinlein)
This year, at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2011) I was a little sad, but not surprised, to hear so many people say thing like “Gosh, I had never heard of this Context-Driven t…

Tomorrow Through the Past (Creative Chaos)

On August 27, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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(Continued Apologies to Robert A. Heinlein)
This year, at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2011) I was a little sad, but not surprised, to hear so many people say thing like “Gosh, I had never heard of this Context-Driven t…

So you think you can test? (Magnifiant: exploring software testing)

On August 27, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I am asked to do a talk at a test consultancy company. To prepare for this talk I want to share my thoughts with you. Hope you can challenge me to rethink or sharpen them. As a test consultant I … Continue reading

My Independence Day (Or Something Like It) (Creative Chaos)

On August 26, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Friends of the blog have probably noticed that, around May of this year, I went independent.
There wasn’t really a big announcement. In April I was hit by a restructure and reduction at Socialtext. Given the market and venture capital environment, th…

My Independence Day (Or Something Like It) (Creative Chaos)

On August 26, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Friends of the blog have probably noticed that, around May of this year, I went independent.
There wasn’t really a big announcement. In April I was hit by a restructure and reduction at Socialtext. Given the market and venture capital environment, th…

Plan Ahead! New BBST Test Design course coming Q1 of 2012!

On August 26, 2011, in Events, News, Newsletter, by marketing
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CAST was buzzing with talk of the BBST online software testing courses. The coming months have opportunities for everyone – including YOU – to get involved! The big news from the Education SIG is that Test Design, our newest BBST course, will be available in Q1 of 2012. Are you ready? You must successfully complete both BBST Foundations […]

Podcast Friday: Three Quick Hits (TESTHEAD)

On August 26, 2011, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Hello everyone! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another batch of my personal weekly "Podcast Favorites" :).

First, of course, is the podcast I actually produce. This time around, This Week in Software Testing interviews Timothy Western (aka @Veretax on Twitter). Matt and Timothy talk a bit about video game beta testing, ho to leverage automated testing, and dealing with finicky

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