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Dear Helen, in response to your job application as a tester

I wrote this email to Helen today who emailed me a letter seeking work. I thought it pretty much summarises what Testing Times stands for.¬† Dear Helen, Thanks for contacting me through my website. Firstly, I want to congratulate you. Not many people bother to read my website properly and send me the information I […]

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The engineer’s curse

In a moment of retrospection, I feel my desire and ability to solve problems is sometimes more of a curse than an asset. Perhaps in my drive to solve problems, I forget something crucial. That is, that often its not about solving a problems its about having the conversation.

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The power of NO

I went and visited one of my clients yesterday. Its been a while since I helped them and I wanted to catch up on where they were at. As it turns out, this company has been going great guns, building their testing from zero to three testers. However, growth often means pain, and this particular […]

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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 beautiful¬† 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 […]