Unit Testing? Grow Up!

Yesterday, I attended Unit Testing for Grown ups, a webinar with Gil Zilberfeld. Despite the title, it wasn’t a tech-heavy tour through testing strategies, test doubles, or testability but instead a series of business arguments in favour of testing, pr…

Bug Advocacy

This month I’ve been taking the Bug Advocacy course at the Association for Software Testing. It’s been ten years since I took the introductory Foundations course, the first in the Black Box Software Testing series, and with this degree of hindsight I…

The Spec, But Why?

 I’m in the middle of BBST Bug Advocacy at the Association for  Software Testing right now.  As you might imagine, on a course with that name there’s been plenty of talk about what we mean by terms like bug, value, and quality. One of th…

Secret Agency

I’ve listened to every episode of Gene Kim’s Idealcast, a podcast about “the important ideas changing how organizations compete and win.” If that terse statement sounds desert dry to you, then think again, the show is a wide open ocean of practical exp…

Bog-Standard Testing

Bear with me, there is testing here but first we need to talk about my toilet.  Yeah, my toilet. Its flush was getting weak and though I was pleased to have a preliminary diagnosis (siphon membrane) I wasn’t happy about the likely treatment….