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Entries from 2010

  • What "Quality" means

    The word "quality" is used in our business without knowing what it means to different people. Jon Bach wrote this blog to try to figure it out.

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  • What should happen at conferences

    Jon talks about two recent conferences that embraced change.

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  • A New Thread

    From the creators of Session-Based Test Management comes a new way of organizing testing effort, especially for chaotic projects -- Thread-Based Test Management.

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  • More about "automated" baseball...

    Quardev Senior Test Lead Jacob Stevens comments (and expands) on Jon Bach's blog about instant replay in baseball as an analogy for notions of test automation.

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  • Automated Baseball?

    A pitcher's perfect game (according to instant replay) caused me to frame an argument for re-naming the term "automated testing."

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  • Writing About Testing? Think Motivation, Not Discipline

    For two days this past weekend, Chris McMahon thought it would be a good idea to convene a small group of testing professionals to talk about just that. Sixteen or so of us agreed and showed up to join him in the middle of nowhere (Durango, CO).

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  • The Right Combination

    Jon challenges a 12-year-old tester to find the combination to a lock at the "Writing About Testing" peer conference and comes away with something about testing to write about.

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  • Toward Better Bugs

    You found something interesting, so write it up! But wait, what have you found -- the fault or just a failure?

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  • Channel 47

    Jon Bach's account of what happened as he found a strange bug a few days before his keynote at a major testing conference, and what it taught him about culture.

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  • 15-minute podcast with Adobe's Lanette Creamer

    Adobe Quality Engineer Lanette Creamer talks with Jon Bach about her upcoming QASIG talk "Reducing Test Case Bloat."

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  • Numbers don't lie?

    They say "numbers don't lie." If that's true, what do they say?

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  • 15-minute podcast with Consulting Tester Michael Bolton

    Jon talks with sought-after speaker and test consultant Michael Bolton (proprietor of DevelopSense.com) about a subset of testing known as "checking" and what it really means to use a checklist as opposed to thinking critically without one.

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  • Bach Brothers' Podcasts

    In two podcasts, Jon and James Bach discuss ways to coach testers and the traps that testers can fall into.

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