Category Archives: software testing

Testing Magazines

Last week I listened to the Webinar, State of Software Testing. Tea Time With Testers  approached testing experts Jerry Weinberg and Fiona Charles to review their ‘State of Software Testing’ survey for year 2013 survey results.   Mostly the experts indicated the questions were poor and thus … Continue reading

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Putting Lean Principles to Work for Your Agile Teams – Sam McAfee’s talk

Interesting talk, Putting Lean Principles to Work for Your Agile Teams, by Sam McAfee at Bay area Agile Leadership Network (BayALN.org). While as one commenter put it, nothing new, it was interesting to me to see it strung together and … Continue reading

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Book review of Domain Testing Workbook – Equivalence class analysis and Boundary-value testing explored in depth

The Testing Domain Workbook is the most extensive and exhaustive work you will ever find on a specific testing technique (or related techniques if you include equivalence class analysis and boundary testing as the book does).  What I like best … Continue reading

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Seek first to understand, then to be understood & story telling while drawing

Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC 2013 #31) & Workshop On Performance and Reliability (WOPR 21). It was interesting that there were 2 quotes or observations from both meetings that provided added emphasis to me.   I need to learn better … Continue reading

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Workshop On Performance & Reliability (WOPR21) – Technical Debt

I’ve attended 3 prior WOPRs (4, 5,14) and this was the best one for me. The content owner, Mais Tawfik Ashkar, chose the theme Technical Debt which turned out to work quite well. The first day was the most positive … Continue reading

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Social Testing similar to what we call Social coding / Open source

In reply to a post Peter Kartashov on LinkedIn Software Engineers in Test Is there a need of Social Testing similar to what we call Social coding / Open source ? I’m wondering whether the idea of social/open testing is … Continue reading

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Software Testing as Insurance

Getting managers to understand trade-offs in testing is critical.   I loved my Manager’s explanation to her test leads.  Mary Beam presented the analogy of insurance. You can buy insurance for almost anything.   When an organization is buying testing, it is … Continue reading

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