My Frame, Your Thing

I was talking with a colleague the other week and we got onto the topic of framing our work. This is one of my suggestions:I want to help whoever I’m working with build the best version of their thing, whatever ‘best’ means for them, given the constrai…

Why Question?

Questions are a powerful testing tool and, like any tool, can be used in
different ways in different scenarios with different motivations and
different results. A significant part of my role is generating questions
and I will generally have a lot of…

ChatGPTesters

The Association for Software Testing is crowd-sourcing a book, Navigating the World as a Context-Driven Tester, which aims to provide responses to common questions and statements about testing from a context-driven perspective.

It’s…

A Model Prank

Yesterday I was listening to an episode of Arts and Ideas hosted by Matthew Sweet. The topic was pranks and the first request he made of his guests was for a typology of the terms prank, hoax, stunt, and practical joke. No one was prepared to give one …

Not Strictly for the Birds

 One of my chores takes me outside early in the morning and, if I time it right, I get to hear a charming chorus of birdsong from the trees in the gardens down our road, a relaxing layered soundscape of tuneful calls, chatter, and chirrupping.Inte…