Is it possible to improve the impact of our Testing by simplifying it?

I admire the simplicity of TDD. Red, Green, Refactor. Write a test, see it fail. Write some code, see the test pass. Refactor your code, the test should still be green. It's simple to describe and a simple concept to understand. Except it's not simple. I rarely practice TDD by myself these days, but I … Continue reading Is it possible to improve the impact of our Testing by simplifying it?

We have no evidence to suggest we shouldn’t release

"We have no evidence to suggest we shouldn’t release." I sometimes use this statement or a variation of it, when asked if something we’re testing is ready to ship. For me it succinctly describes the current state of our knowledge of the software under test. A longer form could read “We have completed all of … Continue reading We have no evidence to suggest we shouldn’t release

How a Spanish joke reminded me of Software Testing.

Before the hustle and bustle of the work day set in, a colleague of mine and I were discussing a picture someone had drawn on a post-it and left on his monitor. The message was clear, someone wanted to thank him for his efforts recently, which is a lovely gesture. What wasn't so clear was … Continue reading How a Spanish joke reminded me of Software Testing.