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The ISO 29119 Debate

Since CAST took place a couple of weeks ago, there has been sustained debate within the online testing community about the validity of the proposed ISO 29119 testing standard. Some recent posts from influential software testers are listed below: Iain McCowatt – Stop 29119 Fiona Charles – Why I oppose adoption of ISO 29119 Keith […]

What Children’s Minds Tell us About Software Testing: Part 2 – Mental Worlds

A detailed overview [1] of Chapter 2 of Alison Gopnik’s book, ‘The Philosophical Baby’ In Part 1 of this series [2], I provided an overview of how children learn about the physical world.  Just as children create causal maps of the physical world, they also create causal maps of the psychological world, and the resulting […]

TDD for Testers

What does TDD mean for me, the Tester? I have some experience of working as a Tester in development teams practicing TDD and I hadn’t really thought about what impact TDD had on me until someone actually asked me: Test Driven Development (TDD) is a predominately Programmer driven practice, so what do you as a […]

What Childrens Minds Tell us About Software Testing – Part 1: Physical Worlds

A detailed overview of Chapter 1 of Alison Gopnik’s book, ‘The Philosophical Baby’ [1] We don’t just live in the present world.  ‘Counterfactuals’ are the ways we could have lived in the past, and all the ways the world could be in the future (‘the woulda-coulda-shouldas of life’).  Scientists have thought it puzzling that humans […]

BugBuster Founder Tells All

Many of our readers will no doubt recall Luc Texier’s memorable presentation at this years Testbash. Some of us here at Ministry of Testing Towers were also involved in testing/reviewing the BugBuster application. We decided some further information was warranted so here for your reading pleasure is an interview with BugBusters creator, Oliver Crameri. Hi […]

TestBash Speaker and Workshop Deadline Ends Tomorrow

The deadline to submit ends tomorrow.  The time is now if you want to present a talk or workshop at TestBash in March 2015.We’re looking for new ideas.Useful ideas.Practical tips.Inspirational talks.Thought provokers.Sharing of your challenges.(Interesting) real world stories and solutions.A look into the future.A helping hand for the community to make the software testing world a better placeWhatever it […]

Pre-TestBash Workshops

For our TestBash week next year we are exploring the option of having pre-TestBash workshops. The past couple of years we have had full day training courses in the run up to the big one big single track TestBash.  We feel there is room and a need to introduce a bit of variety (we do […]