A Real(ly Questionable) ISTQB Question…

So... Another blog post stemmed from the depths of the LinkedIn forums. This time someone was asking for advice about answering an ISTQB exam question. The question is as follows (with this exact wording): If you are flying with an economy ticket, there is a possibility that you may get upgraded to business class, especially if [...]

“The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer” – Peter F. Drucker

Today, I read an interesting quote today from one of Bob Marshall's blog posts that really got my brain cogs working... “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”                                                     [...]

TITP EPISODE 10 – AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY BRUCE

The next episode of Testing In The Pub has been released. This time we hit the beer garden over on the canal at Little Venice, near Paddington. In this episode we interviewed the one and only Tony Bruce. Tony is the organiser of the monthly London Tester Gathering meet-up group as well as the Black [...]

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If you are looking to attend this years Agile Testing Days 2014 conference this November (11th-13th), but haven't bought your ticket yet, then you are in luck!!    Get in touch ASAP for a 15% off Speaker's discount code!(This code is combinable with another discount code too). 

Dispelling the misconceptions #2 – “Testing as an activity” does not mean that anyone can test.

So there have been a few people blethering recently about Testing as an Activity. I've been discussing this subject recently with Steve (Janaway), as he has been talking about it on his blog and at conferences: see here, and here.I agree that testing is an activity, in the same way that coding is an activity. [...]

Dispelling the misconceptions #1 – Testers are not gatekeepers!!

I keep hearing people say that testers are "gatekeepers". Just as much from testers as other project members. For example, last week, I heard a tester say that he was a "gatekeeper of the product release". <facepalm>"Doh!!"</facepalm> The truth is that testing is investigating and questioning the product and its requirements, so that information about [...]

Testing In The Pub Episode 7 – “The Schools of Testing”

A new TITP podcast has just been published over on testinginthepub.co.uk. This time, Steve and I talk a bit about the different schools of software testing and about the value and potential of each different testing school/community. We discuss the contrasts and attitudes for each school to each other, and describe our own feelings and [...]