Wikipedia’s article on equivalence class partitioning (ECP) is a great example of the poor thinking and teaching and writing that often passes for wisdom in the testing field. It’s narrow and misleading, serving to imply that testing is some little … Continue reading →
[Note: I offered Maaret Pyhäjärvi the right to review this post and suggest edits to it before I published it. She declined.] A few days ago I was keynoting at the New Testing Conference, in New York City, and I … Continue reading →
(Someone posted a question on Quora asking how Michael and I write articles together. This is the answer I gave, there.) It begins with time. We take our time. We rarely write on a deadline, except for fun, self-imposed deadlines … Continue reading →
In 1983, my boss, Dale Disharoon, designed a little game called Alphabet Zoo. My job was to write the Commodore 64 and Apple II versions of that game. Alphabet Zoo is a game for kids who are learning to read. … Continue reading →
Context-Driven testers use tools to help ourselves test better. But, there is no such thing as test automation. Want details? Here’s the 10,000 word explanation that Michael Bolton and I have been working on for months.
These thoughts have become better because of these specific commenters on part 1: Jeff Nyman, James Huggett, Sean McErlean, Liza Ivinskaia, Jokin Aspiazu, Maxim Mikhailov, Anita Gujarathi, Mike Talks, Amit Wertheimer, Simon Morley, Dimitar Dimitrov, John Stevenson. Additionally, thank you … Continue reading →
(Thank you, Anne-Marie Charrett, for reviewing my work and helping with this post.) One of the reasons I obsessively coach other testers is that they help me test my own expertise. Here is a particularly nice case of that, while … Continue reading →