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November 28, 2017  11:54 AM

Software Testers: Wizards With Swords

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Programming, Software testing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6dFxYIpUPM The argument of generalist or specialist, or "jack of all trades and master of one" (or some) has been going on in software testing long before I arrived, and may still be here after I am gone. Today I'll try to find some deep answers about trade offs...

November 17, 2017  8:54 AM

The Software Testing Pendulum

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Development, Software testing

DHH (aka David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails) wrote a blog post in the last week about the value of human exploratory testing. Usage of tools to make software development more sustainable...


November 7, 2017  4:49 PM

Are Unit Tests Wasteful?

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Lean, Testing, Unit testing, waste

Software development fads come and go every few years, and each time a new trend comes in something is demonized as waste. This time around, it is unit tests. I was recently pointed toward a summary article explaining why most unit testing is waste. This text mentioned the common reasons for not...


November 6, 2017  2:21 PM

Developing Your Writing Skills

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Project planning, requirements, Software, templates, Writing

Developing Writing SkillsWhen people...


October 26, 2017  11:05 AM

How To Manage Knowledge Work

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
IT, Management, Measurement, process, productivity, reviews, Software

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October 18, 2017  4:37 PM

A Hard-Core Technical Agile Coach Looks at Froo-Froo Coaching

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Agile, coaching, Scrum

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October 18, 2017  3:03 PM

Real Process Improvement

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile, Kaizen

Process improvement in software teams seems harder to come by, and sometimes stops altogether, after the first few tries. We see the exact same phenomenon in exercise. Take a person that has never done anything athletic in their life and introduce them to a barbell and a squat rack. For the...


September 29, 2017  11:42 AM

Saving The World From Software

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile, Software development

We seem to have gone from software is eating the world to being terrified of being eaten. As if software were a tiger in a pen at the zoo just waiting for someone to fall in and be devoured. The author of this article on The Atlantic thinks engineers need to start thinking about


September 20, 2017  3:32 PM

Arguing for Return on Investment

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile, Management, return on investment, ROI

A colleague posted a question in a Skype thread about convincing people they work with about the value of a project. They have some co-workers that are very into 6 Sigma type process, where each aspect of a company is measured and accounted for (or so they think). My colleague was asking for some...


August 23, 2017  3:19 PM

What is Good Software Testing? BRR I TV

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Continuous delivery, Continuous deployment, Continuous integration, DevOps, QA, quality, Software, Software testing, Testing

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