Take the ‘Crappy Work’ Litmus Test

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We’ve placed a ban on crappy work within my test team. From now on, we declare that the testing team will refuse to do crappy work. The challenge is in knowing how your doing good work or crappy work?  This is why I’ve created this simple 5 minute ‘Crappy Work’™ ² test to help any tester to figure out if you’re doing crappy […]

Are you serious?

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Seriously, how serious are you about testing? Lets presume you study the craft of testing. Does that make you a serious tester? If you answer yes to this question, congratulations. You are on your way to becoming a serious tester. Now ask yourself this question: “Do you take yourself seriously?” If you want to be […]

In search of perfection

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I knew Flynn was in trouble the moment he created a program Clu 2 as his doppleganger. You see, the purpose of Clu 2 was to create the perfect system. Flynn, a programmer failed to understand the struggle between perfection and quality. I’m guessing he didn’t spend a lot of time in the test team! Of […]

Testing a SaaS Platform

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I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar yesterday by Joel Montvelisky on  Testing on the Cloud. Its of keen interest to many Irish Tech companies, so I was happy to organise on the behalf of SoftTest a webinar for its members. Softtest is the Irish Software Tester’s Special Interest Group. I learned quite a bit from this […]

A scrum in Croke Park

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I’m attending the SQS conference on Software Testing in Croke Park, Dublin.  I thought it was appropriate to go to an Agile Testing session involving Scrum amongst other techniques in the same hallowed ground where not to recently a game of Rugby was played out between England and Ireland. As our trainer Mike Scott was […]