Software Testing Training of a different kind

Ever dreamed of being personally trained by Cem Kaner? How about Doug Hoffman? No? Ok, maybe Scott Barber is more your style? Any tester would, but it would be expensive? I mean these guys would typically charge thousands for this kind of training. Besides, they’re all in the states, so airfare, accommodation.  Your company would […]

Bug Tracking Tools Explained

Like it or not, all software has bugs.You may not know about them but they are there..lurking in the darkness, ready trip up one of your innocent user who has just gone and purchased your software. That’s why you employ a software tester. A software tester’s job is to find as many of the bugs […]

Damn it all, its just not cricket..or is it?

After fifteen years of living in Australia, some things have rubbed off on me. One of the them is cricket.  I have to confess I have spent many a sun drenched day watching the cricket whilst imbibing the odd beverage here and there. One thing that I have noticed in the game, is the impact […]

In search of the ultimate bug tracking tool

As many of you know, I’ve been on the hunt for a bug tracking tool for a while now and I’m glad to say the hunt is over. I needed this bug tracking tool to meet some key criteria. 1) It had to be easy to install. Startups don’t always have a reputation of up […]

Straight up, no ice….

You know the way sometimes, a post, or even a comment on a post gets you thinking. A recent comment by Phil Kirkham on Georgia Motoc’s blog got my subconscious brain working overtime. So much to the point where I feel compelled to put finger to keyboard and write about it. I had always been […]

Hackers, Blogs and PC’s…. Oh My!!!

What a week! My ‘problem’ antennas have been twitching this week. It started off with my blog and user access. ‘Hedosnorrenny’ had decided to become a contributor to my blog. Without me asking.  There he (or she?) was, proudly displayed in my WordPress ‘users’. So, methinks, time to perform some extra security. With all this Gumblar […]

Do your bugs only glow when its dark?

Have you ever been in the situation where no-one else can find and repeat the bugs you find? Perhaps you have a canny knack of finding unusual bugs, or maybe it’s time to improve and update how you write bug reports! I do a lot of offsite exploratory testing in very aggressive timelines and consequently […]