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How Michael Bolton and I Collaborate on Articles (James Bach’s Blog)

On September 5, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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(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

CC to Everyone (James Bach’s Blog)

On July 26, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I sent this to someone who’s angry with me due to some professional matter we debated. A colleague thought it would be worth showing you, too. So, for whatever it’s worth: I will say this. I don’t want anyone to … Continue reading

The Bestselling Software Intended for People Who Couldn’t Use It. (James Bach’s Blog)

On June 27, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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

The New Testing Conference (James Bach’s Blog)

On February 21, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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Anna Royzman is starting a new testing conference which she has decided to call the New Testing Conference. Anna has asked me to tell you about some of the ways we will be trying to live up to that bold … Continue reading

We. Use. Tools. (James Bach’s Blog)

On January 31, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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.

Reinventing Testing: What is Integration Testing? (part 2) (James Bach’s Blog)

On January 25, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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

The Man Who Opened the Door (James Bach’s Blog)

On January 24, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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I just heard that Ed Yourdon died. In ’93 or early ’94, I got a strange email from him. He had heard about me in Mexico and he wanted to meet. I had never been to Mexico and I had … Continue reading

Re-Inventing Testing: What is Integration Testing? (Part 1) (James Bach’s Blog)

On January 11, 2016, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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(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

TestInsane’s Mindmaps Are Cool (James Bach’s Blog)

On September 2, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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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

Competent People and Conference Keynotes (James Bach’s Blog)

On April 11, 2015, in Syndicated, by Association for Software Testing
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My colleague and friend Anne-Marie Charrett has a thing about women. A) She is one. B) She feels that not enough of them are speaking at testing conferences. (See also Fiona Charles’ post on this subject.) I support Anne-Marie’s cause … Continue reading

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