Sunday, 1 August 2010

Carnival of Testers #12

In the northern hemisphere it's been a hot July. That's both weather and blog output!

The month started out with introspection (or was it just a talking to yourself fad?)

Rikard Edgren was asking himself questions in the corridor whilst Jon Bach was having a team meeting with himself. Two very insightful posts worth reading!

In this time of humid weather and lightning strikes it was good to see some advice on lightning talks from Selena Delesie.

Michael Larson wrote about the "Law of Raspberry Jam" and "Army of One" and what it he means to him.

Abe Heward was asking good questions related to survivorship bias of bugs and quiet evidence.

Most bloggers hit a writer's block once in a while. Rob Lambert describes how he regained his mojo, here.

Stephen Hill drew some interesting parallels to software testing after visiting an English courthouse.

In case you missed it the Software Testing Club announced the launch of the Testing Planet.

Making the release call for software, the problems and parallels with mysticism, were pondered by Curtis Stuehrenberg.

If you'd tried Ben Kelly's puzzle then you can read his reflections and what he learnt here.

Trish Khoo drew an interesting analogy between blog writing and shipping software, here.

Test case counting was a popular subject this month. James Christie wrote about his objections, several others pitched in and John Stevenson did a worthy round-up and addition to the subject.

More on the metrics angle was explored by James Bach, here.

Last, but not least this month was Markus Gärtner. He's been exploring aspects related to testing and quality with his latest post here.

Until next time...


  1. Thanks for including my post in the carnival, Simon. I'm honored.

  2. Hey Simon, thanks for the inclusion. Like Abe, I feel honored and privileged to have been chosen :).

  3. @Abe, @Michael

    They were good posts - so easy to include! Sometimes the hard part is keeping the number down.