Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Carnival of Testers #3

The past couple of weeks have been very interesting reading in my google reader. Here's some of the highlights of my reading.

  • Marlena Compton had an interesting introspective, here, about PNSQC and managed to compare James Bach with Santa!
  • Phil Kirkham compares Mary Poppendeick's "deliberate practice" and Geoff Colvin's list to wonder if they are used in a tester's area of deliberate practice.
  • Michael Bolton looked at "merely" testing and "merely" checking, here.
  • Matt Heusser opened the floodgates when asking testers to find grammatical errors in his chapter of Beautiful Testing, here. For the second fortnight in a row here announced a challenge winner, here. Matt also wrote a very interesting post on test training needs with a lot of interesting responses, here.
  • Michael Kelly, on Quick Testing Tips, made a post about templates for a testing session. Also on QTP Anne-Marie Charrett made some observations about learning and delegating, here.
  • For the fans of mnemonics Karin Johnson provided one for regression testing, here.
  • Pradeep Soundararajan posted some comments about Rahul Verma and fuzzing in software testing.
  • Ben Simo has been driving very fast recently or was there a problem with the GPS? He also gave food for thought about testing in a later post.
  • Yvette Francino looked at the matrix idea of rating priority and severity of bug fixes.
  • In this time of bacon fever and other pandemics Markus Gärtner had a look at some other things you can catch or be exposed to in the work environment, cultural infections.
  • Lisa Crispin wrote about making time to learn in the work environment.
  • Dave Whalen wrote a post on Priority vs Severity, finishing off with mentions of unicorns & Big foot, here!
  • I was spoilt for choice with Lanette Cream's posts! Here are three mentioning a test case bloat presentation , what a test case is and being context driven.
  • Parimala Shankaraiah also wrote some interesting posts in the last couple of weeks, this one talking about what she got out of the BBST foundation course.
  • Alan Page gave food for thought, as usual, in a post about integrity of test result data and what it implies.
  • Rikard Edgren made some interesting observations about scripted vs ET and vice versa.
  • Peter got in references to epistemology, empiricism babies and vortices all in one post.
  • Adam Goucher wrote a very interesting post about public speaking skills.
  • Of course I have to finish with a self-plug to my Monty Python post, here.

Hope you find the reading out there as interesting as I do!

1 comment:

  1. How exciting to make it into the Carnival of Testers post! Thanks for this recap!