The Demise of the Test Lab – An Ode to when Testers worked in test labs

Since I have been in software it has been readily accepted that in order to test software one needs hardware. At most software companies this means that there is a test lab filled with computers and devices to assist in the testing. My experience has shown that with each major paradigm shift in software such…


HWTSaM vPodcast – Chapter 3 Engineering Life Cycles

All three authors of "How We Test Software at Microsoft", Bj Rollison, Alan Page, and Ken Johnston actually made it for this recording.  Warning, I had a bit too much fun with my green screen.  The discussion covers how different teams within Microsoft use Agile, Waterfall, Spiral and Feature Crew approaches for their engineering life…