What are some good examples of why you need to explore as opposed to thinking in advance (about risk)? If you aren't aware of examples, feel free to give your explanation.I don't think the passage…Continue
Suppose I said that you will be working on a team as a tester. No matter how good you are, customers will report at least 10 defects a month for 2 years after the software is releasedDo you think…Continue
Suppose we are talking about software design, e.g., a web application or a desktop app. like a word processing s/w. For this discussion, it might be good to think about a software product, i.e.,…Continue
I noticed your talk on testing in agile teams in a conference later this year. The ideas you have proposed are mainstream among agile developers. I also think the overall approach is negligent. It's particularly disappointing since I greatly admire your contributions to rethinking certain aspects of agile.
The most disturbing aspect of the talk is the complete ignorance of testing as followed by the group of testers who are mostly part of the…Continue
In the last few years there has been an increasing debate about software testers being able to program. Given the popularity of different approaches to testing such as test automation, agile and technical testing, it seems to make sense that testers should have programming skills. However, this is part of the…Continue
The concept of the four schools of testing has got a lot of attention in the last few years, a lot of it not complementary. The schools of testing get a lot of their meaning from the different types of software developed. Joel Spolsky had written about the different types/worlds of software development1. He had also…Continue
This is what goes on in the background of booking a cab. There is so much that can impact the outcome of using a software that makes software testing and development complex. Note that Uber is very different from other software in that it reaches out into people’s lives. Technical software may not have such an impact.
Mom calls at 8 am on Sunday.
She wants me to book a cab for her.
She sent a whatsapp message, since my bedroom doesn’t get good mobile reception…Continue