Sunday, 3 July 2011

Carnival of Testers #23

" #softwaretesting #testing "

The workshop on testing concept continued it's travel around the world.

  • DEWT1 took place, with a write-ups from Ray Oei, here; Zeger Van Hese, here; Jean-Paul Varwijk, here (interesting first blog), here; Jeroen Rosink, here; Huib Schoots, here.
  • Later in the month a workshop on testing took place in New Zealand. KWST was born! Good reading from Brian Osman, here, and Aaron Hodder, here

This month saw 2 notable events from the podcast world.

  • Trish Khoo announced the launch the testcasters site (with Bruce McLeod), here. They sound like they have a lot of fun with it!
  • Also, TWIST had it's 50th edition. Michael Larsen writes about that and more, here.

Searching for THE ONE
There are recurring questions that crop up where searches are made for THE definition, guarantee, way or tool. This triggered some interesting perspectives.
  • Markus Gärtner examined a claim about "full automation" via model based testing, here.
  • Sometimes testers (and non-testers) get hung-up on the A-word (assurance), not to say anything about the Q-word! James Lyndsay produced a good perspective on Test Assurance as applied to (exploratory) testing, here.
  • A search for a good, better or best testing tour gave rise to this post from Cem Kaner.


  • A good follow-up on his testing debt article from Martin Jansson, here.
  • Vulcan death grip in testing? Adam Brown makes a case for it, here.
  • A reminder of thinking traps related to test automation was given by Shrini Kulkami, here.
  • A plethora of recent article links was provided by Matt Heusser, here.
  • A piece from BJ Rollison examining levels of testing, here, was interesting for the Beizer quotes and how they might not be an adequate model. 
  • An interesting piece from Markus Gärtner on ideas around Programmer-Tester separation, here
  • The importance of understanding WHAT you're testing was an experience from Adam Knight, here.
  • Although the deadline has passed now for the EuroStar lab rats, some experiences from Henrik Emilsson and Martin Jansson were given via the EuroStar blog, here.

Until the next time...

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