Software Quality Insights:

James Bach


May 5, 2011  1:36 AM

James Bach on critical thinking: Huh? Really? So?

Posted by: Yvette Francino
best practices, critical thinking, James Bach, STAREast, STAREAST 2011

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] I'm guessing James Bach has never been accused of being a "yes-man." The

October 1, 2010  7:56 PM

Exploratory testing’s “intelligent” creativity

Posted by: Yvette Francino
Chris McMahon, exploratory testing, James Bach, James Whittaker

I first became interested in exploratory testing while reading James Whittaker's book on testing and testing "tours." Reiterated by "buccaneer tester"

April 29, 2010  7:37 PM

James Bach – The buccaneer tester

Posted by: Yvette Francino
James Bach, Software testing, STAREast 2010

Most people who are in the Software Test and QA industry know who James Bach is. He's an outspoken rapscallion and makes no apologies about it. In fact, he's proud of it.  In this morning's keynote, Bach told us about what it means to be a "buccaneer tester." "Challenge the system," says Bach....

October 13, 2009  6:25 PM

Is your software test team rigorously incompetent?

Posted by: Jan Stafford
James Bach, Software consulting, software perils, Software testing

What happens when a software development or test team's manager preaches rigor in processes, but doesn't make sure that team members do processes correctly? "Rigorous incompetence," says veteran tester and author James Bach. In this video, shot at the recent

October 5, 2009  2:30 PM

James Bach interview: Dispelling software testing myths

Posted by: MichaelDKelly
James Bach, Software testing

Software consultant, trainer and author James Bach is a bit of a lightning rod in our industry. Most of his notoriety comes from his stand on software testing certifications. He doesn't like them and isn't shy about letting people know it. Bach also challenges other widely held beliefs in our...

June 29, 2009  3:16 PM

CAST 2009: How to teach yourself testing, an interview with James Bach

Posted by: MichaelDKelly
"Teach yourself software testing", Cast, CAST 2009, James Bach, Programming, self taught computer testing, tester, testing, text-driven

At this year's Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST), taking place July 13-16th in Colorado Springs, James Bach will be presenting a tutorial on self-education for software testers. The tutorial, titled "Teach YOURSELF Software Testing," is about teaching yourself testing,...


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