Guilty Pleasure

In Episode 10 of The Guilty Tester podcast Dave Duke took questions from the Twitterverse. The first one was this:Think of a piece of work you’ve done recently, what did you actually do to test it and looking back, what surprised you?In his answer, Dav…

Questions or Suggestions

Coaching, training, mentoring, teaching and all the rest then, eh? What are the differences? When do they matter? I’m interested in that stuff, because I find theory useful to inform my practice. But as a practitioner I want to prioritise congruence wi…

Don’t be a Prick

This is a joint post with Claire Banks about a mentoring experiment we conducted for six months last year. We describe how it started, how we organised it, how it went, why we stopped, and how we feel about it now.StartingClaire: I’ve been testing for …

Team Values: Reflection

The testers at Linguamatics decided to explore the adoption of a set of team values and this short series of posts describes how we got to them through extended and open discussion.If you find the posts read like one of those “what I did in the ho…

Solid State

Respect can be earned in many ways, with reliability, consistency and longevity among them: say you’ll do your thing, do your thing, improve your thing, repeat, repeat, repeat.And so respect is due to the organisers of the State of Testing survey for t…