The London Tester Gathering Workshop will be held on June 29th and 30th. Martin Hynie and I will be holding a workshop – An Introduction to Cynefin and Complexity for Software Testers. Cynefin is one of those things that was on the periphery of my interest for a number of years before I finally took […]
After my first post on coding kata, I discovered like with most thoughts I’ve had in my life, that others have walked this path before me. Quite a few people reached out and shared their kata experiences with me. It looks like there are many out there who use kata for deliberate practice and a bunch of […]
I’m very lucky to be working at eBay with some of the most talented people I know. More fortunate still perhaps that they indulge me in my regular experiments in making our department a better place to work. I’ve been thinking about what I perceive as deficiencies in coding kata and talking to one of […]
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 […]
In early 2015, Maria Kedemo asked me if I’d like to work with her on a workshop around testability. At the time, I wondered whether there was really enough in the subject to warrant a workshop. Testability seems like a pretty straightforward topic, right? It’s how easy something is to test. I’d seen James Bach’s […]
Ministry of Testing has just published the next in a series I’m writing on the subject of testing and management/leadership. This one is on managing the relationship between tester and line manager.
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 […]