You may have heard that Kristoffer Nordstrom’s daughter Linnea is bravely battling DIPG, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer. With my own little one recently arrived, Linnea’s plight hits very close to home. I feel compelled to do what I can to help. To that end, I am donating all proceeds from my […]
What if, through the deliberate practice of software development disciplines, we could not only create better software, but become better human beings? I have written before about the chapter that I contributed to David Greenlees’ book Software Testing as a Martial Art. If you don’t own a copy, and you have an interest in either software […]
The Complex domain seems to be where all the fun happens for software development. It also seems to be the point where we most often get into trouble. In the complex domain, there are many variables that we simply do not understand until after we have interacted with them. If the Obvious and Complicated domains […]
The odd shape in the middle of the Cynefin framework is the domain of disorder. Despite not looking a whole lot like the others, it is a domain in its own right and arguably the most interesting of the domains as it is (I find) less straightforward to understand than the others. At its most […]
A little while ago, I contributed a chapter to David Greenlees’ anthology on Software Testing as a Martial art. My chapter started out as a bit of a rant against the appropriation of Japanese language by some Agilistas without having an understanding of the underlying culture. That is perhaps the least interesting part of […]
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 […]
Utest interviewed me earlier this month. Here it is.