About Certifications

I was listening to talk radio on the way home from work last night, and the topic of discussion was the recent crane accident a few miles from Microsoft in Bellevue. The focus of the discussion was on the capability of the crane operator, and one of the hosts kept asking if the operator was…

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Thoughts from the week

I’ll post this tomorrow, but currently I’m somewhere over the northern US or southern Canada returning from a week in the Boston area. I spent the last week talking to testers from Groove and Softricity. Technically, I was delivering training, but all I really did was talk about testing all week. I don’t claim to…

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Where do they get this stuff?

In the “if it’s on the internet, it must be true?” category is this article and quote from it-director.com (Malik Arjun originally brought the article to my attention) The ratio of testers to programmers is now 3:1. This has given Microsoft another headache as they try and recruit good testers with the technical and personal ability to…

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Blogging from the east coast

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that part of my job at Microsoft involves conducting training sessions; and three to four times a year the training occurs outside of Redmond. This week, I’m teaching in Boston (actually, North of Boston in Beverly, MA). The Groove offices are in Beverly, and a few testers from Softricity will…

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