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BBST foundations: time is on my side (Zagorski Software Tester)

On November 30, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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In this blog post you will read about my experience on BBST foundations course. More information about course could be found here. I successfully completed the course.Why is this better than ISTQB?I have not taken ISTQB foundations certification exam, …

If You Want to Get Ahead (Hiccupps)

On November 30, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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“Testing helmets the old fashion way” the tweet said.”It’d be better if that was a brick wall” one of my team said.”Yeah, that is what the specs asked for” I said.And how we all laughed, for just a little too long, those sad chuckles of shared rec…

Another BAST Event: Productivity Sucks, How About Being Effective? (TESTHEAD)

On November 25, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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First, I want to say thank you to everyone who came out a little over a week ago to help us usher in our first formal talk at the Bay Area Software Testers (BAST) Meetup group. I was officially the first speaker with a prepared talk, and it was a repea…

Last call for WTST 2014 (Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D.)

On November 24, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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This year’s Workshop on Teaching Software Testing is focused on designing and teaching advanced courses in software testing. It is in sunny Florida, in late January 2014. Right after WTST, we will teach a 5-day pilot of the Domain Testing course. You can apply to attend either one. We expect the WTST discussion to flow […]

To The New Tester (James Bach’s Blog)

On November 24, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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About once a week, I get an email like one of these: Hi James, I’m from Hyderabad, India. I’m working as a Testing Engineer and doing Manual Testing from the Last 1 Year. I want to know what are things I need to follow to become a good tester. I didn’t have any programming background. […]

The “Failure” of Udacity (Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D.)

On November 23, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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If you are not aware of it, Udacity is a huge provider of a type of online courses called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Recently, a founder of Udacity announced that he was disappointed in Udacity’s educational results and was shifting gears from general education to corporate training. I was brought into some discussions of […]

Taking a Break – What taking time off from pretty much everything can do for/to you/me (Sowing Seeds)

On November 21, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Wow.  I haven’t been on here since … August? Oh wait! I replied to a comment on September 5. How fitting of a discovery for my first post since taking a break from… well.. pretty much everything testing related (other…Read more…

On Brevity and Simplicity and Lean (Rhythm of Testing)

On November 19, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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There is much talk, discussion and debate over Lean – everything.  What does Lean look like?  What is “just enough” and “just in time” of anything?I’m writing this the evening of 19 November.  It marks the 150th Anniversary of the Consec…

Adventures In Failure: Benign Neglect vs Over-Reacting (TESTHEAD)

On November 19, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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This is a blog post I hoped I would never have to write. To my tester friends, this has only peripheral relation to my testing career, but it’s something I’ve been dealing with for the past several days, and it’s taught me a few things, and reminded me…

Est testing parfait? (aclairefication)

On November 19, 2013, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I heard that Gerry Weinberg has an exercise called “Mary had a little lamb,” in which you analyze each word …

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