Did you know that James Bach refer to Jerry Weinberg as the “Prince of Testers”?
Did you know that Jerry led the first documented independent test team, in the 1950’s?
Did you know that Jerry came out with a book on testing last year, called Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing?
I’ve just put up my review on Amazon. If you’ve ever felt “stuck” explaining the impossibility of complete testing or framing expectations – or answering a question that begins “Couldn’t you just …” – you might want to buy a copy and find a subtle way to get your boss to read it.
It makes a great Birthday, Christmas, or “Anniversary with the company gift”. Or just buy a copy, leave it on your desk, and when some snoop starts leafing through it, let ’em borrow it. At twenty bucks, it is one of the cheapest investments you can possibly make in your career and work environment.
(I have no financial relationship to Jerry or Dorset House. Really. It’s just a good book.)