Let’s overflow the stack – II

Last week I suggested the readers call into the stack overflow podcast and ask testing questions.

And Joel and Jeff answered them – or, at least, they answered Adam Goucher’s question.

Adam’s question was about hiring for testers. As an answer, Jeff and Joel mostly talked about test philosophy – what kind of person makes a good tester vs. what kind of person makes a good developer. (If you want to jump to the question, just move the time slider to 30:10.)

After answering the tester question, Jeff and Joe answer a question about when to standardize. They suggest waiting for healthy competition in the marketplace and a clear ‘winner’ from people actually doing it. The direct application to the ISQTB is an exercise for the reader.

For what it’s worth, I don’t have a problem with ISQTB or CMMI competing in the free marketplace of ideas; I object to the suggestion that the debate is /over/ and ISQTB and CMMI are “the way” to do testing or process improvement.

But seriously, check out the podcast. It’s good.

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