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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
And so it's been official for a few days now. I have been accepted to speak at this years Agile Testing Days conference later in November in Potsdam, Berlin. I attended last year and it was such a great conference with lots of amazing people from all over the world. You can read about the [...]
I've noticed recently that so many people have such a huge fear of failure... There appears to be such angst if people get something wrong, make a mistake, or misunderstand something, that for some reason the repercussions will be horrendous! I would suggest that failure can actually help us! The truth is that failure gives us the humongous opportunity to learn so much from our mistakes. [...]
By the time the third day came, I was already feeling the haze of "information overload" and had been up late on the previous night socializing with some great testers, such as Daniel Maslyn, Sami Söderblom, Tom Mantsch, Jose Lima, Adam Knight, Chris George, Pete Walen, Huib Schoots, Tony Bruce, Gus Evangelisti and many more [...]