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Courage in Exploratory Testing

Exploratory Testing takes software testing skill. It also requires the tester be courageous. Let me explain. Exploratory testing is an approach, not a technique. Exploratory Testing is simultaneous learning, design and execution. What information we learn about a product, helps dictate our tests providing us with information that we can share with people around us. […]

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Growing your own

So, I’m sitting here in my office on a beautifulĀ  Australian spring day. The sun is shining brightly, the air is slightly fresh sending wafts of scent from the spring flowers. Its a good time to be alive and its a good time to be thinking of growth and change. True to form, I trotted […]

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Upcoming Software Testing Courses

I’m heading to CAST 2012 this year (July 16th – 18th) and so I’ll be in the San Jose/ San Francisco area if anyone is looking for an impromptu workshop on Exploratory Testing or Coaching Software Testers around that time. I’ll also be near Albuquerque for PSL in August this year (August 24th -August 31st), […]

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I am the Queen of Defocus

I remember the day I earned the self acclaimed title of Queen of Defocus. I had been testing for about 3 years and had been hired as the *only* tester in an R&D lab of about thirty engineers. I also happened to be the only female engineer at the time, so I was Queen of […]

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary…

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row. Its an old english rhyme that goes eons back. In fact, its actual meaning is disputedĀ over time. Meaning change over time, don’t they? A bit like quality I guess. Closer to today, in the […]

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