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This blog post regarding test code being harder than application code was passed around the office, and I thought I would preserve my response here. You’ll need to read it first for this to make much sense. I think there’s a reasonable point that testing is frequently trivialised, but I don’t think saying that the […]

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More haiku updates

I’ve added some new ones, need to take one out. At some point, there should probably be a bunch of Scaled Agile haiku. See the agile haiku page.

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Updated haiku

I’m surprised at how relevant it all still is, but I have added something that I think is missing that I’ve learned in my last couple of roles. See my ‘Essence of Agile’ Haiku for the update.

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Some thoughts on iteration vs incrementation

Alister Scott‘s post on Incrementation vs Iteration was doing the rounds at work with some comments, and I felt the need to comment.  I had a couple of attempts at responding to this.  It’s a big topic, but to some degree I think iterative vs incremental is a bit of a distraction as a general […]

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Cem Kaner interview on uTest blog

Cem Kaner’s interview on the uTest blog talks mostly about his new book, but was especially interesting when it got to the part about emerging trends. <Scientific> communities are sometimes characterized as moving between two dysfunctional extremes, with stagnation at one end and fragmentation at the other. In the stagnant extreme, everyone pretends to believe […]

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I’m hiring

I currently have a vacancy in my team for an assistant test lead to carry some of the low-level planning, bug and environment management load.  They would also be hands-on. See Transurban’s career site for details or contact me if you have questions.

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Another problem with BDD?

I don’t know if it is, but I enjoyed Michael‘s post on problematic uses of ‘should’ in requirements.  Enjoy.

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Secret testing

Another year rolls by, and James Bach’s latest post reminds me that bugs are all around (and can stay hidden for a really long time until somebody exercises the conditions to reveal them). In that spirit, take the time to read about my favourite related bug story at snopes.com. From some relatively recent experience, I’m […]

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Software Test Professionals interview online

I was interviewed a couple of weeks ago by Matt Heusser for a podcast on the website Software Test Professionals.  The podcast is now online at http://www.softwaretestpro.com/Item/4913/Twist-11—Twist-down-under!/

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