Springtime in Southern Michigan …

For the past couple of months I’ve been in Michigan, doing consulting/contracting for a local client. Whoever romanticized long-term road trips was wrong; it is nice to be home every night.  (I blame Jack Kerouac). The good news is that I live in the Midwest, and Detroit and Chicago are possible day trips, so I […]

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… And One More Thing

If you can’t wait a week to hear from me, there is other news embedded in the newsletter that you might be interested in. This week I start blogging for NRGGlobal, at NRGGlobal.com/blog – mostly on software performance improvement.  By performance, I mean not the team, but the software itself – web performance testing, monitoring, […]

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Excelon 2012 Newsletter!

It’s December! … and gosh I haven’t been blogging much here lately.  Plenty of articles everywhere else, unconnected and all over the place, but not much here. It’s time I did something about that. That said, I am pleased to announce, for the first time every, the Excelon Development Newsletter!  The newsletter is a simple […]

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i18n Test of the Day

Last year I wrote an article for SearchSoftwareQuality.com on Internationalization (i18n) and Localization (l10n) – the ability to have people user international characters in software, and the ability to change the language of the software based on the customers locale.  (A Free registration is not required, but makes it much more convenient to get the content.) […]

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Prior Events

These events have passed. In some cases, likes contain reference materials, PDFs, etc. Others may contain links to websites Excelon does not control that may no longer be valid. To see what people at Excelon are working on now,  see the upcoming events page. 2017 May 4-5, Agile And Beyond, Dearborn, MI April 19-21, Agile […]

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Physical Books

In addition to books where Matt made a major contribution, he has also been involved as a contributor, reviewer, or reference in several other publications: You can find Matt in the credits as a peer reviewer: Robert Martin’s prior book Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship Jim Brosseu’s Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success Scott Bain’s Emergent […]

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Software Test and Quality Assurance Magazine

An interview column with new, upcoming, exciting, and important people in the world of software testing, where the questions come from the readers! (Matt also does some guest articles) An Interview with Perze Ababa (On Pg. 22), July 2012 Where Marlena Compton interviews Matt! (On Pg. 24), May 2012 An Interview with Michael Lyles (On […]

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Software Test and Performance Magazine

Chris McMahon and I did a two-year column, back when STQA Magazine was called Software Test & Performance. It was a good run, at least we thought so. I am most proud of our article “When Software Absolutely, positively must work”, but would also argue there is not a bad apple in the barrell. The […]

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Informit.com

Ongoing interviews about new developments in the world of software development, testing, and general IT. Managing the Unmanageable: An Interview, October 2012 Driving Your Development With Acceptance Tests: An Interview with Markus Gaertner, October 2012 The Essence of Scrum: An Interview with Kenny Rubin, October 2012 Mobile Application Testing on a Shoestring, June 2012 Seven Ways […]

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SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Loads of articles, mostly on quality, testing, and the human side of software development, for SearchSoftwareQuality. A free registration may be required. Software Testing Conference Spotlight: Agile Testing Open Northwest, November, 2012 Shifting Roles in Test and QA Management, September 2012 Defining the role of the Agile Project Manager, August 2012 Process Improvement: Automate and […]

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SoftwareQualityConnection.com

More how-to’s, and a few “who’s who” lists, for SoftwareQualityConnection. What Medieval Castles can teach you about Web Security, May 2012 25 Agilists to Follow on Twitter, May 2011 Three Years of Scrum at Socialtext, March 2011 Four Ways to Make the Ship/No-Ship Decision, January 2011 29 Testers to Follow of Twitter

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Better Software Magazine and it’s subsidiaries, Stickyminds/Techwell:

Understanding Whole Team Testing (link to entire issue),  Better Software Magazine, January, 2014 Considering the Modern Technology Career, Stickyminds.com, also Techwell, September 2012 Serious Acceptance Checking, Stickyminds.com, also Techwell, May 2012 Blending Automation Approaches, Techwell, April 2012 The Boutique Tester Revisited, Techwell, February 2012 Lessons Learned from Socialtext, Techwell, January 2012 Ten Thoughts on Technical […]

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Personal Finance and Travel Writing

Blogging on personal finance, investing, and travel 5 Forgotten Places in Salem, Oregon, Flightnetwork.com 5 More Ways To Live Below Your Means (Adaptu.com), August 2011 Credit Card Conundrum (Adaptu.com), July 2011 The Two Income Trap — and How to Avoid It (Adaptu.com), June 2011 Five Ways to Live Below Your Means (Adaptu.com), May 2011

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This Week in Software Testing (A Podcast):

Two years of audio interviews with some of, as my producer claims, the best and brightest minds in the world of software testing. (Hey, he said it, not me.) Podcasting at SoftwareTestPro.com, (Free registration required for current month’s episodes; STP Professional membership required for previous episodes.), Summer 2010-Current

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Blogging:

Blogging about software development. Something old, a few things new(er), nothing borrowed, nothing blue. I think. Maybe the hyperlinks. Community Blogging at SoftwareTestPro.com, Fall 2009-Current Uncharted Waters for ITKnowledgeExchange.com, Summer 2011-Current 21st Century IT, mostly on cloud computing, May 2012-Current Point2Security.com, on software security, July 2012-Current Creative Chaos, Matt’s free, public blog , Since 2006 Use.Perl.Org, a blog […]

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Video — and people who ask Matt things:

Come hear what Matt has to say! These are times he is interviewed or recorded. Interview With An Expert: Matthew Heusser, Better Software Magazine, November 2013 (On the page numbered  9 in the Magazine – read just the interview much smaller PDF.) Slashdot Interview on becoming an IT Expert, January 2013 Cloud Security: Read To […]

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