“Quality” is like Mom and apple pie. Ask a CTO what level of quality she wants her organization to deliver, and she’ll say something like, “The best possible quality, of course!” But what does that mean? In my experience, most business stakeholders, C-level executives, and even many managers of development organizations have only a vague […]Read More
We embrace many testing practices that have been around a few decades now. Exploratory testing didn’t always have that name, but software professionals were practicing it. Personally, I have been automating tests since the early 90s. And, there are always new things that help us delight our customers. Today’s technology gives us access to so […]Read More
What can testers and developers learn from each other?
At Agile 2019, Bill Wake and I paired on a workshop on the Culture and Collaboration track at Agile 2019, “What testers and developers can learn from each other”. I was thrilled to be co-facilitating this with Bill, who was one of my early Extreme Programming heroes. Doing a true workshop in a 75 minute […]Read More
Property-based or generative testing – insights from European Testing Conference
I had really good intentions to blog more about things I learned at European Testing Conference, because I took pretty good sketch notes for myself. But I exceeded my WIP pretty badly between ETC and Booster Conference, and then I broke my leg. I’m making time now to share what I learned from at least […]Read More
Learning from hitting a brick wall
I’m fizzing with all the stuff I learned at European Testing Conference in beautiful Valencia last week! I gave myself the gift of taking sketch notes of all the sessions I attended, so I’m hoping I can do a few blog posts about it. I have been neglecting this blog lately because I spend so […]Read More
Software Trends in 2019, and, an exciting announcement!
I’m not much on predicting the future, but I shared my thoughts on current trends in software testing and testing careers, along with some other leading practitioners (including Janet Gregory) on abstracta.us’s blog. Janet and I will be doing our “Agile Testing Essentials” one-day tutorial at TestingUY in Montivideo this coming May! Please propose your […]Read More