Who Cares?

Should the public care about software testing? That’s the question that the Association for Software Testing and the BCS Software Testing Specialist Group asked at our first joint peer conference on 22nd November 2020. The remit was: …

Context-Driven, or What?

I was interviewed on Testers’ Island Discs a few months ago. During the conversation, Mark Winteringham asked me about the Association for Software Testing and I said this: The AST is a professional body for software testers. It’s a non-profit…

Leaving Linguamatics

The big news in my world at the moment is that I’m leaving Linguamatics. It’s a massive decision for me because I’m one of the founders and I’ve ploughed untold time and effort, blood, sweat, and (yes) tears into it over the years. I realise that…

Like This

Last week I started to see tweets with the simple text “Like this tweet and I’ll write something about you.” The replies, all by the author of the tweet, were fascinating: numbers apparently representing a person followed by praise, reminiscence, and g…

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…