Deep work – Book review

  Following a recommendation from Tomer Cohen (He wrote in Hebrew), I finally got to listen to Cal Newport’s “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”, and my reaction to it is  quite ambivalent.The book starts with a …

My Favourite Tool

Last week I did a presentation to a software testing course at EC Utbildning in Sweden titled Exploring with Automation where I demoed ways in which I use software tools to help me to test. Following up later, one of the students asked whethe…

Testing and Prevention – The Illusion

In what is my first blog post for quite a while I’m going to look at the notion that “testers prevent defects”. I see this claim made by non-testers talking about testing (yes “agile” I’m looking at you as well as your coaches), professional…

Use the Force Multiplier

On Fridays I pair with doctors from Ada’s medical quality team. It’s a fun and productive collaboration where I gain deeper insight into the way that diagnostic information is encoded in our product and they get to see a testing perspective unhin…

2021 in review

As another year draws to a close, I’ll take the opportunity to review my 2021. I published 14 blog posts during the year, just about meeting my personal target cadence of a post every month. I wrapped up my ten-part series answering common search engine questions about testing and covered several different topics during my […]