Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busses and Exploratory Testing classes

You wait for ages, then two turn up at once.

I'm running my course in Exploratory Testing in London on 2-3 July. Details here. This is the course I've taught at Nokia, Google and around the world. It is a limited size, practical, hands-on class, and it is all about testing – specifically, how to uncover problems in working systems in a disciplined and efficient manner. I really enjoy teaching this class; lots of lightbulb-on moments for all.

To our mutual frustration, my colleague Michael Bolton is teaching 'Rapid Software Testing' at the same time, also in London. It's a great class, too. The scheduling problem is ours - but the choice is yours!

There's more to say here, but I've got a lovely on-site hands-on testing gig until the end of the week, and the daily stand-up happens in 35 minutes, at the other end of a 30-minute tube ride. Scrums wait for no man, or, at least, no tester...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Best Paper at STAREast

I'm pleased to announce that The Irrational Tester won "Best Paper" at STAREast. * ** ***

The paper is currently at version 1.0. I'm adding stuff (and sorting out the prose) for version 1.1. Please read it - if you've got any comments, I'd be very interested to hear them.

* The presentation got 9.something out of 10, too.
** In 2002, my paper
Adventures in Session-Based Testing (written with Niel vanEeden) won "Best Paper" at STARWest and at EuroSTAR.
*** Three
Best Paper prizes! Three! Wahey! ... shutting up now ...