Kendo

Evolution of Coding Kata – Kata Month

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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 […]

Japanese

Coding Kata from a Martial Artist’s Perspective

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  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 […]

Software Testing

Dimensions of Testability

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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 […]

Software Testing

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 […]

Software Testing

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.

Software Testing

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 […]

Software Testing

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 […]