About testjutsu

Who is Ben Kelly?
I am a software tester who lives and works in London, England.

Aside from software testing, I have experience in programming, systems administration, software config management and test automation. I have over a decade in software testing and test team management across various industries and am a founding member of the International Society for Software Testing.

If you want to get in touch with me, you can email me here.
or find me on twitter @benjaminkelly

All of the opinions expressed here are mine and yadda yadda you know the drill.

Welcome to testjutsu.

What the hell is testjutsu?

I’m glad you asked. First up, a bit of terminology.

The difference between ‘jutsu’ and ‘do’.

Japanese martial arts are typically divided into ‘jutsu’ and ‘do’ forms. ‘jutsu’ refers to the practical application of the martial art. ‘do’ means ‘the way’ or ‘the path’ and generally speaking, do-forms are more about the development of the practitioner’s character through the principles of the martial art. This is not to say that do-form practitioners are not capable of using their skills in a practical way, merely that practical application is not usually their primary goal.

So why testjutsu?

Testjutsu is about the practical application of software testing principles. I focus upon how to apply the craft of testing in real-world environments using the appropriate approach for any given situation. Well, that and ‘testdo’ sounds kinda hinky.