Software Testers: Simply the best (BoB series)

Software Tester’s are a rare breed. We perform a role that can be difficult and not always fully appreciated or recognised. We are often the sceptic on the team, raising difficult questions when no one wants to hear them. We discover unplanned work, we question design, we uncover ambiguity.   It’s not always an easy role. […]

Always look on the bright side of life..

And what better way, than to download the new Tester Types E-Book. Its a light hearted look at some of the types of testers out there and I guess we could all do with a bit of a laugh now and then. I big hearty thanks to Rob Lambert and Rosie Sherry for writing and […]

Holding the cat by the tail

I thought Jack Margo’s interview by UTest was very interesting. What caught my eye was the following statement: The days of specialists are mostly killed from the recession…you have to be flexible and know multiple disciplines to exist in today’s dev environment.  In web development alone, you need to be proficient with XML, DHTML, JS, […]

Test Tools for Covert Operations

I have one of my clients to thank for this tip. I was performing some software testing recently on a product that had both a software and hardware element to it. The unique setup of the laptop, and  peripheral equipment meant I that there was only one test environment available.  I was fortunate not to […]

Pre Software Testing Checklist for Startups

This type of work is often overlooked in the eagerness to get the testing started. If you want you’re software testing to start on time and keeping within budget than completing this software testing checklist is essential.

YouTrack, a new issue tracking tool

I noticed that there is a new bug tracking application on the scene. It’s called YouTrack and describes it self as: “web-based, keyboard-centric issue tracker” and “The Fastest Bug and Issue Tracker” “Wow”! Sounds like just the tool for a Maverick Tester!  I’ve been on the hunt for a decent bug tracker for my website, […]

Software Testing & Startups Talk in Dublin and Belfast

If anyone is interested there will be a softtest event this month (May) in Dublin and Belfast. I am giving a talk on software testing and startups. Here’s the abstract Software Testing in the world of Start Ups This presentation offers a glimpse into software testing in the world of startups. It looks at the […]

Dublin Software Testing Group

Online networks are great for sharing knowledge and meeting fellow testers. In particular, I am a fan of  the software testing club . However, even better is a face to face meet. Thats why I’m setting up a Dublin monthly software testers group. The aim is to meetup and talk about, well anything you fancy. […]