Geir Gulbrandsen has been working as a tester in Telecom, Defence, Oil&Gas industry, and lately e-commerce since 2001.
He has been testing, training, presenting, troubleshooting and discussing design, with a focus on Ethernet functionality and networking.
Geir now lives in London, UK, enjoys photography, music, food and whisky. He has no cats, but a lot of dust bunnies.
+1 Testing is an attempt to build, or improve on, the authors exocortex as suggested by several smart people like Andy Hunt (in this book), Parimala Hariprasad, Martin Jansson, and others in the testing community, by jotting down some thoughts, wonderings, observations and discoveries related to the field of testing. The occasional book review, or other reviews, might also appear in addition to something completely different and unrelated. Generally, attempting to write about or describe something in a way that is actually understandable by others is always a good exercise.
The title is a reference to the skill system in role playing games and MMOs. Donning a pair of socks with the attribute ‘+1 Stealth’ would improve the chance of your Stygian assassin to sneak up to her target unnoticed. In a similar way the process involving the ramblings on this blog will hopefully add to the authors testing related skills.
This blog is mainly intended for the benefit of the author and he has no delusions about being an authority on testing, but if anybody else should find its content even remotely interesting they are most welcome to add comments, thoughts, speeling corrections or other forms of feedback.
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