New STPCon talk coming up: Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality

I will once again have the pleasure of speaking at STPCon.   Hope you can make it! 101 :  Create Your Roadmap to Data-Driven Quality Tuesday, 10:30am – 11:45am Track: Test Strategy, Process and Design Bing analyzes Petabytes of data per day. Facebook instruments everything. Outlook.com analyzes web performance for millions of real users. Why? Because…

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I Will Be Presenting at TestBash 2.0

TestBash 2.0 will be Friday March 22, 2013 in Brighton England   Sure you get to hear me speak about Testing in Production (TiP) and Data-Driven Quality Assessment, but there is an all-star line-up of speakers – a full day’s worth so you’ll get your money’s worth.   A-Galumphing We Will Go – James Bach Do…

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A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples at STPCon 2012

Download the Slide Deck PPT PDF Listen to the audio (requires free registration with STP – they’re good folks, so go ahead and register) A to Z Testing in Production: TiP Methodologies, Techniques, and Examples Testing in production (TiP) is a set of software testing methodologies that utilizes real users and production environments in a…

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Cloud Computing: One Picture and Several Examples

This diagram is from "How the Cloud Changes Software Production", by Seth Eliot, Better Software Magazine, March/April, 2011 – http://bit.ly/seth_cloud_better_software Figure 1 Cloud Resources by category form a stack This table is a variation of that included with the "Sticky Notes" for "How the Cloud Changes Software Production", by Seth Eliot, Better Software Magazine, March/April,…

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Testing in Production (TiP), a common and costly technical malpractice???

Cool….I am seeing more hits on Bing and other search engines (I comparison shop my queries) for “Testing in Production”.  Here’s one: Why testing in production is a common and costly technical malpractice Yipes. Not the message I’ve been trying to drive, but even within Microsoft, especially among those working on shrinkwrap products (i.e. not…

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Exposure Control: Software Services Peep Show

  It’s About Software Quality Not sure what you were expecting here at Your Software Has Bugs, but ignore that picture on the left, and learn how Exposure Control let’s you roll out dangerous software while minimizing risk to your users by giving them only a peep into the your new service. peep n.  a…

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Microsoft Cosmos: Petabytes perfectly processed perfunctorily

I tell non-technical friends and family that I recently switched roles at Microsoft to the Bing team. Many have heard of Microsoft’s new search engine http://bing.com, although most don’t know all the cool features Bing offers. But for my Technical friends (allow me to include you in that group), the details are a bit more…

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Hooray for Buggy Software???

No this is not a piece on job security for Software QA Professionals. I was recently at a Test Team sprint-end demo. For at least two of the projects shown, the metric of interest to Dev managements was, “how many bugs did you find?” and when the answer was either a high number or a…

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What The Heck Is Cloud Computing? – A Brief Re-Look

In a previous post, “What The Heck Is Cloud Computing?” I broke the cloud up into three categories.  however I do not think I did a good job of delineating these categories with examples.  So here goes: IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service   Storage: Amazon S3 (BLOB storage), Amazon SDB (Table Storage), Microsoft Windows Azure Simple…

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Building Services: The Death of Big Up-Front Testing (BUFT)?

 Let’s start with some definitions: Death Demise, end, termination, the state of no longer existing BUFT “Big Up-Front Testing” an activity or “Big Up-Front Test” a group that carries out that activity (the latter sounds cool, like “Big Pharma”) It’s an acronym of my own invention. At least I believe this to be the case…

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