Doctors Are Testers Too

Jerome Groopman’s book How Doctors Think is about doctors and how they think. It is also about testers and how we think. I find this to be true of most every book I read: regardless of its official intent, I find some relevance to testing. Such is certainly the case here. I might have titled…


Rampant Reactions

Recently I read Eugene Kennedy’s On Becoming A Counselor, and currently I am immersed in Jerome Groopman’s How Doctors Think. Both authors make a point which I have been concurrently learning via other avenues as well: my emotional state Big Time affects how I perceive and react to life. Where “life” means any of my…


Tester Central

I am excited to announce that as of now MSDN has a Tester Center! Here you will find articles, blogs, videos, the Software Testing Discussion Forum, plus an aggregation of all the testing-related Microsoftie-run blogs we know about. Head on over for all sorts of testing goodness!


A Tester’s Translation Table

It seems to me that lots of people are experiencing lots of confusion regarding what lots of the testing terms we throw around signify. In an effort to remedy this circumstance I have applied my investigatory powers to observe what people really mean when they say these words. Forthwith, the answers which I have compiled:…


Tricky Trojans

Wayne writes seeking suggestions for dealing with simulacra of complex and complicated interfaces. While I usually want to do some end-to-end testing in order to see how the system as a whole functions, I generally prefer to do most of my testing at lower levels, banging on individual components, modules, or even classes and functions…