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CAST2012

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This year’s CAST was a little different for me than the ones I’ve attended before. I didn’t get to see as much of CAST as I have in years gone by. I presented 3 times on day one. First up was ‘The Testing Dead’, followed by an emerging topics talk with Chris Blain ‘A transpection […]

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New to software testing? Read this

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So you’re new to testing. Let me give you some friendly advice to help you become the power tester you want to be. I’ll get the boot camp drill sergeant stuff out of the way first. If you’re anything like the vast majority of new testers I’ve encountered, you’re full of questions. Probably a lot […]

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Pull reporting & Push reporting

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Communication in testing is something that has been occupying me of late. Not a surprise to anyone that reads my material with any sort of regularity. How we report our findings is a massive part of our job and yet when it comes to talking about software testing it seems to be the poor cousin […]

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Changes

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So anyone that isn’t doing this via RSS has probably noticed a few differences. Those of you who do read via RSS – if you got a bunch of messages telling you my site is unavailable – sorry about that. It turns out that the disk my VPS was hosted on crashed irrecoverably. Of course, […]

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CAST2011 – The Testing Competition

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(co-written with Louise Perold) BK: I wasn’t sure about entering the testing competition. It looked like a bit of fun, but it was going to take up an entire evening of a 2 day conference. It’s difficult enough to catch up with all the people you want to see without taking up a bunch more […]

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CAST2011

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CAST2011 (The Conference for the Association of Software Testing) was amazing this year. Having that many massive testing brains in the one place for three days though, I wonder how it could have been anything but. What I love about CAST is that there is a very collegial feel to the event. It feels like […]

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Retrofitting Cucumber to an existing codebase

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The new job (well, not so new now, but in any case my latest job) uses quite a bit of tech I’d not dug into previously. As far as source control goes, I’m used to centralised SC like SVN (or even CVS in a pinch), so getting my head around a distributed model (Git) took […]