Archive for January, 2010

Testing Clichés Part II – Testing should be separate from development Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

This is an idea you see and hear now and then. It comes in different shapes, ranging from testers needing to have an independent manager, to testers being best if physically separated from developers, or even outsourced, or crowdsourced. Cem Kaner writes in The Ongoing Revolution in Software Testing that this notion primarily is a […]

Passion, self-education and testing Martin Jansson 4 Comments

I’ve recently finished James Bach’s book Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar. I liked it, but I don’t agree with all of it. As a tester, I feel that it inspires me and gives me new ideas in my way of thinking and how I perceive learning, especially self-education. I fully agree with James on that […]

You might be an expert at non-functional testing Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

Now and then I read that testers don’t know enough about Usability, that there is a need for a Performance Testing expert, that a Security consultant should be called in, or that a master of the used technology would make Installation and Compatibility testing possible. This might be true in the general case, but there […]

Questions that testing constantly help answering Rikard Edgren 1 Comment

I have been thinking about qualitative research lately, and wondered what the question(s) would look like if testing was seen as a research project. The testing effort has many positive effects, but one common and important is to provide information about the product, so a good release decision can be made. We cannot prove that […]

Kaner’s Gold Mine Martin Jansson 2 Comments

Cem Kaner has updated his set of publications. I’ve been reading his well written articles over the last ten years. Have a nice time digging in!