Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

One dark an stormy night in the end of January last year… well… at least I think it was a bit chilly… I arrived in Copenhagen for the very first international conference dedicated to Context-Driven Testing on Danish soil: CopenhagenContext. Arranged by the wonderful hosts Morten and Anette Hougaard it was drawing a good bunch of familiar names from the CDT community as well as a good few other happy and curious faces. In total I think we were in the vicinity of 50 people. Continue reading “Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen”

Oslo TestPub #6 Mobile Test Automation

Thanks to the unremitting efforts of Odd-Arne Bjørklund (@bjorklo) it has now been held no less that six TestPubs in Oslo over the last year. It seems like the crowd is growing steadily and this time the topic was Mobile Test Automation. Although it had very little to do with automating testing while on the move, it was a nice little intro to matters concerning phones and other devices.

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Who defines Testing?

I just read a post by Tony Bruce on making excuses for why a bug was not found until later testing cycles/UAT/Production. Good post, great read, as always. You can find it at dancedwiththetester.blogspot.co.uk

In the last part of the post Tony writes:

I am not a gate keeper, I am an information provider, I have limited time to provide what information I can. I will do my best, the people around me will do their best and sometimes we will not be able to investigate everything.

This reminded me of a matter that has been bugging me a bit for a while; I see a lot of people stating that “Testing is…” and then some definition or list of tasks as if this is the One and Only Truth.

Oh yeah? Is it really? According to whom? Who decides? Continue reading “Who defines Testing?”