Exploratory Tooling

Last week I started a new job. The team I’ve joined owns a back-end service and, along with all the usual onboarding process, inevitable IT hassles, and necessary context-gathering, one of my goals for my first week was to get a local instance of…

Hiring a Software Tester, an Analysis

In May of 2020, back when Promenade Group was still called BloomNation, I opened a job posting for a Software Test Engineer. This was to be the first of many test positions we eventually hire for. After going through the whole process of hiring a softw…

My Posts at Tricentis

I divide my time between coaching testers, working on the new product for Tricentis, and developing and teaching my online classes. There is also some content about me and by me on the Tricentis website. This material includes: Tricentis welcomes James…

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…