Nifty Triangle Test Example

The triangle test is considered by many a “classic” example of a software test challenge. In fact, I believe it goes all the way back to Glenford Meyer’s The Art of Software Testing – the first book ever published on software testing – and may go back as far as the testing chapter of Jerry […]

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Grand Rapid’s Tester’s Round Table

I’m organizing an informal discussion of software testing in West Michigan. I’ve planned the first meeting Monday, April 27th at Calvin College at lunch – 12:00-1:00. The focus will be on testing as an investigative, critical thinking activity. Discussion of testing as a design activity (“TDD”) or as a communication tool (“Acceptance Test Driven Development”) […]

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What’s an SDET, Again?

I just got my copy of How We Test Software at Microsoft in the mail. Weighing in at 420 pages, it will be awhile before I can digest the whole thing. One of the more … interesting things about the Microsoft test culture is the insistence that the Software Development Engineer in Test, or SDET, […]

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Time and Attention

The agile movement is beginning to recognize the importance of tech debt, the value of exploratory testing, how distributed development can be done in an Agile way, and the importance of having a balanced breakfast to your testing approach. Not only that, the agile conference is in Chicago and I could actually afford to go. […]

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Metrics

Michael Bolton just did a wonderful blog post that summarizes his position on metrics – it is very close to my own. I highly recommend that you not only read it, but that you start emailing it to executives when they start a metrics initiative. I am completely serious.

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