A recurring question in discussions, tests, books, interviews, and blogs is “How would you test this?”.
But two questions of perhaps equal importance is “why would you test this?”, and “what do you actually mean by test”? Continue reading “This Testing Thing”
Surely, Plato said, knowledge is the food of the soul. Personally I’m not too sure about that soul thingy, but knowledge, understanding, and one day maybe even wisdom, can surely come in handy. Continue reading “And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul?”
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.
Continue reading “Oslo TestPub #6 Mobile Test Automation”
At least one blog post per week.
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?”
Alrighty… only a short week left until the show kicks off in Amsterdam, and it is time to finish the roadmap for my attendance. With so many good presentations to choose from it is worth giving some thought to the selection process (Matt Heusser has some good tips here). I dealt with the first couple of days here and here, so that leaves us with the second half: Continue reading “What else to absorb in the land of tulips (difficult, difficult part III)”
As mentioned in the previous post deciding to go to a conference like EuroSTAR 2012 is only part of the decision process. There are so many presentations and workshops to choose from that you quickly start feeling like a kid in a candy store; what to go at first? Continue reading “What will I do in Amsterdam? (difficult, difficult, part II)”