Excelon is hiring!

It’s been a little over a year since I wrote Tomorrow’s Excelon Development, the little article that hinted about what Excelon might turn into … someday … and how we were going to try hard to keep our integrity along the way. Since that time we’ve executed on a couple of placements and a handful […]

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A Time Away …

Our latest event, TestRetreat, is coming to New York City August 9th. Not just New York City, but 7th Avenue, in the fashion district. That is the same location that hosted WOPR, the Workshop On Performance and Reliability, and had a recent profile on CIO.com. Limited to forty attendees, TestRetreatNYC is a one-day, Saturday event […]

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CAST plans, anyone?

This years Conference for the Association for Software Testing, CAST, is August 11th-13th in New York City, at New York University (“NYU”) on Washington Square. The problem? There is no official conference hotel. Suddenly you’ve got to find a place that you can walk to the conference center, or else figure out public transportation. You’ve […]

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Consider the Lowly Calculator App …

Yesterday, Ben Kelly, the most famous context-driven tester in Japan(*), tweeted a link to a reddit where (apparently) a programmer was asking for help testing a website. He couldn’t possibly test it in time and wondered if Selenium would help. Here’s what Ben tweeted: Ben was concerned the whole post was a troll – 15 […]

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New Podcast (and WHOSE CFP!)

Thomas Cagely recently interviewed me for the Software Process and Measurement Podcast. We talk about the ‘death’ of the testing, the role of the testers, the misunderstanding of that role, the difference between what a tester does and what ‘test automation’ does … it’s a fun time. It’s about a 30 minute interview; you can […]

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Miles to go before I sleep

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.    But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep – Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening August was probably the single most busy travel month of my life, with more to come. Here’s the rundown: July 31st I said goodbye […]

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Whose Workshop is it, anyway?

This summer I’ll be coordinating TestRetreat, a one-day retreat with a goal of launching major new initiatives for the software testing world. That said, I’d like to tell you about one of them – creating a skill-inventory – a simple document that links testing ideas to references to go learn about them. One with ideas […]

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