[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 →
Most testing companies offer nothing to the community or the field of testing. They all seem to say they hire only the best experts, but only a very few of them are willing to back that up with evidence. Testing … Continue reading →