August was busy - partly due to CAST2011 and Agile2011 conferences triggering the creative and writing juices...
Journey and Influence
Many testers draw influences and experience from outside of the traditional software testing field.
- Rob Lambert pondered the Peltzman effect and how it might apply to testing, here.
- A journey so far in exploratory testing is given, here, by Albert Gareev.
- John Stevenson reviewed different views on the need for product knowledge (or not) when exploratory testing.
- The Bach Brother's Legion of Test Merit premiered this month, with the first recipients presented by James Bach here.
- Brian Osman looked at some of the areas lacking in good testing, here.
- Two interesting perspectives, here, on success and failure from Joel Montvelisky.
- A crime series triggered Henrik Emilsson to start thinking about testers and criminals(!), here.
- I started thinking about the chapter in Slack when I read Joe Strazzere's post on being fungible (or not), here. Good points!
- The what-if heuristic from Daniel Berggren, here, shows how useful a tool it can be for a tester.
- Good testing journey in search for mushrooms from Zeger Van Hese, here.
- Original and very interesting ideas on creating testing perspectives from Shmuel Gershon, here.
- Parimala Shankaraiah continued journal on public speaking is here. Good observations!
- Oliver Erlewein writes about a new proposed testing standard on a new collaborative blog, here. Interesting new site!
- Important points from Alan Page on test design for automation, here.
CASTing an eye...
Many testers jotted down their thoughts and observations, some being:
- The use of Ustream allowed Claire Moss to make some notes on Paul Holland's lightning talk, here. Daniel Woodward made some interesting observations, here.
- Day 1 summaries from Pete Walen and Michael Larsen, here and here.
- Good rapid blogging from Markus Gärtner, here and here.
- Post-conference reflections from Jon Bach, here, Elena Houser, here, Ajay Balamurugadas, here, Michael Hunter, here, Ben Kelly, here, Matt Heusser, here, and Pete Walen, here. Some important observations in them all.
- Some more important point were made by Eric Jacobson, here.
- Important observations from James Bach on the test competition, here.
- And finally, some tips on presenting at conferences, here, from Lanette Cramer.