Scientia potentia est

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“Knowledge is power” Jerry Weinberg cites courage as the most important trait in a tester. Quoting Kipling, Jerry says testers need to “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.” But I see a another type of courage at play in software testing. Testers are foremost learners. Through enquiry,they learn […]

Yu Han on what Software Testing means to me

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Those reflections make me realize that my actions and thoughts were more complicated than I could realize afterward, which encouraged me to keep reviewing what I did and exploring how I thought. By doing that, I better understood the purpose behind those activities, and I am being able to sense the essence of what a good testing could be.

That coverage problem

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Thanks mostly to the BBST classes the AST run, I’ve come to understand and appreciate the impossibility of complete testing and the challenges surrounding ‘complete test coverage’. I find 100% testing coverage a pretty meaningless phrase. Imagine trying the calculate the amount of water in a swimming pool by multiplying the length and width of […]

Training Testers

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I’m having a complete blast at the moment adding the finishing touches to my upcoming workshops in Dublin,Belfast and London. The Dublin and Belfast Exploratory Workshops sold out in a couple of days but there are still some seats on the coaching testers workshop in London. This is shaping up to be a great workshop […]

The Buzz On Testing

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We’re witnessing a revolution my dear comrades. The tide is turning on drone testing  The word is out. Skill Matters! Classes such as Rapid Software Testing (developed by James Bach and Michael Bolton), Just in Time (Rob Sabourin) and Elizabeth Hendrikson Exploratory Testing classes are becoming more popular.  They say “Test is Dead” but I […]