The Clean Coder

In 2008, Matt acted as a peer reviewer for “Clean Code“, by Robert C. “Unclebob” Martin, a book about the intricate details of software construction.  It is a good book, and Matt was pleased to play some role in it’s construction. Apparently he didn’t do too terribly, because three years later, Unclebob asked him to […]

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Beautiful Testing

Matt contributed a chapter to this collection of essays in 2009. From the publisher: Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it’s a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays […]

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Your name in print – in STQA Magazine!

Each issue in STQA Magazine we have an interview column that features questions from the readers and the greater intarwebs – it’s called “Ask the Test Expert.” This next two issues will feature interviews with Perze Ababa, the test manager for iVillage.com (a division of NBC!) and Michael Larsen – show producer of This Week […]

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What Matt Is Up To

It’s been a busy couple of months. Test Coach Camp Heats Up First off, Test Coach Camp has reached it’s a viable number of applicants. It is on. The most interesting thing I’ve found about test coach camp is it’s structure. Unlike most for-profit conferences, TCC is going to be run at zero-profit. There will […]

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Meetup in NYC – Next Week!

I’ll be in New York City Next week; there is a software testers meetup including a dinner sponsored by the Financial Services Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Software Testing (AST). Gosh, that’s a mouthful. I guess the “Financial Services SIG of the AST” reads easier. Anyway, here’s the public announcement. In other […]

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… I told you it would get better

The Association for Software Testing recently announced a 2012 Grant Program designed to advance the cause of testing at local user groups and events. Want to invite a speaker on testing to your local user group – and get some help with providing travel expenses? There’s a program for that. What to run a peer […]

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An Interview on Craft Academy … and more!

The folks at Informit.com recently published my interview with Ken Auer, master instructor at RoleModel Software Craft Academy. We think you’ll like it. Speaking of publishing, I’m in December Issue of the Testing Circus Magazine, on Page 21, Writing about developing greater tester skills. And there’s lots more AST stuff in the hopper. Keep it […]

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The New New Thing

Three weeks ago, I helped break the news that Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012) would be in San Jose, California, July 16-18, and the CAST 2012 Call for Participation was available on the web. It gets better. The weekend before CAST, we’re running Test Coach Camp, July 14-15, with an optional […]

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CAST 2012 – Dates, CFP is up!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know that CAST 2012 is the Conference for the Association for Software Testing. What you might not know is the exact date, location, and when is the CFP going to be live? Good news: The Dates for CAST 2012 are public! CAST 2012 will be a […]

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A Couple of Announcements

1) I will be presented “Hands of Quick Attacks” on Nov 15th from 5:30 to 7:30-ish in South Bend, Indiana, at the South Bend Software Craftsmanship meetup. Registration is free, and so are the snacks! 2) The October of Software Test & Quality Assurance Magazine is out. The issue is a reflection on the Theme […]

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Come Work with me?

My current primary client is seeking full-time employees to fill programming, test/QA, programmer tech lead, and dev/test manager positions in Notre Dame, Indiana. Current openings are full-time/salaried, but that may change. You’d have to move, but relocation expenses may be negotiable. You’d need to have no legal restrictions from working in the United States. The […]

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… and five more articles

So far, I’ve made fifteen posts to my IT blog. In an attempt to keep up, here’s the next five, and why, maybe, you might to care: Was Nicolas Carr Right? Reconsidering the idea that “IT Doesn’t Matter” What’s the deal, Amazon? – Where Matt takes a tough, hard look at his Amazon EC2 (Electric […]

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Tomorrow Through the Past

(Continued Apologies to Robert A. Heinlein) This year, at the Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2011) I was a little sad, but not surprised, to hear so many people say thing like “Gosh, I had never heard of this Context-Driven thing. I’ve got a lot of reading and catching up to do […]

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CAST 2011 Thoughts

I’m in Colorado on vacation, but waiting in a auto shop to get our minivan repaired. Why are we in Colorado? My family is taking the long way home from the Conference for the Association for Software Testing — yes — driving from Seattle, Washington to West Michigan over a couple of weeks. It seems […]

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