Software Wonderland

[To the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus”] Here comes a developer, here comes a developer, Right down software lane.Slinging code and flinging bugs,Oh my they are so vain!They think that once their code compilesIt must be all right;Bugs don’t matter if people buy it,And the chances of complaints are slight! Here comes a tester,…

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Testing In Five Easy Steps

James Bullock recently presented his Big Book Of Testing at the Seattle QA SIG. I’m sorry to have missed it – I decided Colombia would be more fun <g/>. Reading the PDF isn’t the same as hearing James present it would have been, but how often do you see everything you need to know about testing reduced…

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Can Developers Test?

Diligent Reader Ayaz asks: Everywhere there is talk about *the tester mentality* and how the testers should refine their approach towards a problem. My question is what would you advise a *developer* so that he can test his code and catch the bugs himself instead of waiting for a test engineer to report it. What…

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