Archive for August, 2009

Michael Bolton on Testing vs. Checking Henrik Emilsson 2 Comments

I just want to promote a really good blog post written by Michael Bolton where he describes the difference between Testing and Checking: I wish that many managers, testers and developers read this post… Cheers, Henrik

The Inquisitive Tester – Part I: Question the tests the test eye 4 Comments

In order to become a successful inquisitive tester, there are a couple of things you can do to improve your skills beyond the more common quest to “question a product”. One important thing is to question the tests themselves. ——————– Have you ever run tests and wondered if they were really necessary, perhaps knowing that the tests […]

Broken window theory and quality Martin Jansson 6 Comments

Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. […]

Agile vs. agile Henrik Emilsson 3 Comments

This was originally meant as an answer to the (ironic) thread where a new thread was forked when Ola Janson launched a couple of questions regarding agile development. My answers and thoughts on those questions are listed here. In one reply to Ola, Rikard says that he has “…never worked in a truly Agile project…” […]