Most Brutally Honest

 Maaike Brinkhof tweeted this last week:   Give me your most brutally honest definition of software testing.  As it happens, I have a definition of software testing that works for me, and it is (honestly) my honest answer:&n…

Testers’ Island Links

 I was invited onto the Testers’ Island Discs podcast recently. Testers’ Island Discs is … a podcast focused around software testing and storytelling hosted by Mark Winteringham.The concept is straightforward: each episode, Mark interv…

Island Records

I was invited onto the Testers’ Island Discs podcastrecently. Testers’ Island Discs is … a podcast focused around software testing and storytelling hosted by Mark Winteringham.The concept is straightforward: each episode, Mark interviews a differ…

What Price Quality?

  Jerry Weinberg discusses quality in Quality Software Management: Systems Thinking with an anecdote about a book his niece wrote. In the story, her book is released with significant sections missing due to bugs in the word processor she was …

The Other Sides

A developer I don’t work with often made a change, tested it against the problem case that motivated it, and then asked me to have a look. I started by reading his description of the testing he’d done, reviewed his commits, and then ran the appli…