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Continuous Testing – sounds a bit like monitoring to me.

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I recently came across this article, Evolving to Continuous Testing. Have a quick read and come on back.  I found myself initially nodding along with the author’s sentiments, but that didn’t last too long, I’m afraid. It is fair to say that software delivery will be as fast as your slowest component and often that component […]

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New post on Ministry of Testing

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Hi all, I’ve been doing quite a lot of writing lately, just not much here 🙂 I do have a few things to share though and the first of those is a new post on the Ministry of Testing website – How I stopped worrying and learned to love management. Enjoy.

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Pairing – Seeing the flip-side of the coin

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I attended a practice-run of a workshop by Jan Eumann and Phil Quinn at Let’s Test this May. If you’re going to the conference, you should check this workshop out. If you’re not going, you should buy a ticket now and go check this workshop out. It neatly captures many of the dynamics that occur […]

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The little debate that couldn’t

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There was to be a debate at Foo Café in Malmö in early November about the ISO29119 software testing standard. It was to feature Karen N. Johnson and myself debating Stuart Reid and Anne Mette Hass on whether the current volumes should be retracted and the upcoming volumes suspended. At the time I was invited […]

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Upcoming conferences

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I suppose most people will have filled their conference dance card by now, but in case you haven’t, here are some upcoming conferences that I’ll be presenting at: Let’s Test Oz Sydney, Australia September 15-17 Øredev Malmö, Sweden November 4-7 Tasting Let’s Test  – South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa November 14 All of these conferences […]

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An open letter to the blog publisher of professionaltester.com

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To the publisher(s) of the blog post entitled ‘Book burners threaten (old) new testing standard’ on professionaltester.com on August 20, 2014: (I have attached an image of said blog’s text in case it should change or be removed in future) At CAST2014, a number of like-minded professional testers got together after a very insightful presentation […]

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The role of testing is heuristic

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Hang on a sec, didn’t I just get done saying testing is an activity and not a role? I did say that, didn’t I? Did I mean it? Well, it’s true in the same sense that Darth Vader killing Anakin Skywalker is true. As Obi Wan said – ‘from a certain point of view’ – […]

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Testing – An activity, not a role

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If you’re a tester and the title of this post made your heart beat a little faster, then bear with me for a paragraph or two before you scroll down to the comments section to rant. I’ve been doing this testing thing for a while now. I’ve worked the full spectrum from heavily conservative, highly […]

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plus1 for testers in dev

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Trish Khoo wrote an excellent blog post on being a tester in an a programming team. More specifically, a team that values testing and incorporates it into everything they do. I found myself nodding along with Trish’s post and identifying very strongly with her experiences. I fear whatever I write in addition to her post […]