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The Next Step In “Test Automation” is Pure Bullshitting

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:34:14 +0000

I defy any responsible, sober technical professional to visit this website and discover what the “MABL” tool is and does without reaching out to the company to beg for actual details. It has an introduction video, for instance, that conveys … Continue reading

My War: Agency vs. Algorithm

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:51:41 +0000

In a recent Twitter conversation, yet again someone who should know better claimed that testing improves quality, and yet again Michael Bolton and I rose to speak against that notion. Our correspondent wants to reduce it to a simple matter … Continue reading

How Michael Bolton and I Collaborate on Articles

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 06:28:51 +0000

(Someone posted a question on Quora asking how Michael and I write articles together. This is the answer I gave, there.) It begins with time. We take our time. We rarely write on a deadline, except for fun, self-imposed deadlines … Continue reading

CC to Everyone

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:23:16 +0000

I sent this to someone who’s angry with me due to some professional matter we debated. A colleague thought it would be worth showing you, too. So, for whatever it’s worth: I will say this. I don’t want anyone to … Continue reading

The Bestselling Software Intended for People Who Couldn’t Use It.

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:26:41 +0000

In 1983, my boss, Dale Disharoon, designed a little game called Alphabet Zoo. My job was to write the Commodore 64 and Apple II versions of that game. Alphabet Zoo is a game for kids who are learning to read. … Continue reading

The New Testing Conference

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:34:21 +0000

Anna Royzman is starting a new testing conference which she has decided to call the New Testing Conference. Anna has asked me to tell you about some of the ways we will be trying to live up to that bold … Continue reading