Baseball and software

I have a talk at sasqag last Thursday. I got a lot of great feedback and comments, and I got a chance to talk about some of the ideas I’ve been batting around for the last year or two. (I spoke of how far software test has come during my career and how far it…

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Debugging 100A

I have a couple of posts lined up in addition to this, but while doing some blog maintenance I discovered that this post will be my100th post, so it seemed appropriate to pick the post that “100” in the title. I had a few supportive comments on the predecessor to this post and wanted to follow…

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Five questions with me

Michael Hunter tracked me down for his five questions interview series. The interview can be found on the Doctor Dobbs Journal website here.

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My Blogroll

My Blogroll

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Building better software with the NM model

In the course I teach for senior testers, we spend a few hours talking about different approaches to software development (waterfall, agile, v, w, rup, etc.). At the end of the discussion I, of course, tell them which approach is best. Of course, I’m kidding – I hope anyone reading this realizes that. There are better…

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Testing for correctness?

This morning I watched a short video where the presenters looked at a UI element and asked questions on determining if it was “correct”. It’s a short (six minute) video, so please take a minute to view it for context. The overall theme is that rather than focus on whether something is correct, testers should determine…

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Debugging 100

Universities typically title their introductory courses XYZ 101: Introduction to XYZ. Often, the 101 courses require that students have some basis of knowledge in the area (e.g. pre-algebra for a math 101 course, or some level of writing skills for an English 101 course). Where I went to school, these “pre-intro” courses were “100” courses –…

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