Sunshine, zebras and great conversations Over the last few days I’ve been in South Africa for Lets Test, held on a fantastic country retreat near Johannesburg. I facilitated a session called a ‘Testers Guide to […]
Overcome painful dependencies with improved adjacent testability
We had done it: We had built a testable system. We achieved high observability through monitoring, logging and alerting. We instituted controllability by using feature flags. We understood the build through pairing and cross-discipline-generated acceptance […]
Going beyond "how are we going to test this?"
Testability is a really important topic for the future of testing. So much so that I believe that it’s a really, really strong area for a tester to diversify into to remain relevant and have […]
Why do Testers become Scrum Masters?
It was late and I was stuck on a train, so I pondered on the question of why do testers often (in my experience) become Scrum Masters. Its a very dear question to me, as […]
Testers Guide to Myths of Unit Testing
One area that testers might be able to enhance their contributions to software development teams is how we perceive and contribute to unit testing. I believe testers busting their own illusions about this aspect of […]