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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Leading the Way and Guide to Promotion Boards:

Matt’s writings on military science, mostly for Cadets in Civil Air Patrol, a decade before he became a consultant. Intro (Actually I): Introduction Issue II: The Myth of False Militarism Issue III: The Myth of Social Activities Issue IV: Content, Collaboration, and Choice Issue V: The Role of the Staff Officer Issue VI: Staff Officers […]

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Everything Else:

Writing for CIO.com, Dr Dobbs, The Software Development Times, and anyone else who would have us 5 Hidden Gem Parks Near Washington DC, MyFlightNetwork.com, Jun 2017 #NoEstimates In Action, CIO.com, November, 2013 Why You May Need an ‘Agile Coach’, CIO.com, October, 2013 Beyond Estimates for Better Value, CIO.com, September 2013 How To Deal With Software […]

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The New New Thing at Excelon

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks, include a week working from home, a weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a board meeting for the Association for Software Testing, the rest of the week in New Orleans for the Software Test Professionals Conference, and even a little bit of writing. The good folks at CIO.com […]

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Let’s call the calling-off off

There’s been a fair bit of discussion lately on the test-o-sphere about the status and the future of context-driven testing. I believe Scott Barber has provided the best overview, and I don’t have a whole lot to add to the debate, except maybe for this: Did you know that there is an entire non-profit organization […]

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How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing

Plenty of software testing books tell you how to test well; this one tells you how to do it while decreasing your testing budget. A series of essays written by some of the leading minds in software testing, How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing provides tips, tactics, and techniques to help readers accelerate […]

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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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