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The test of cool

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I remember three things that made me think testing was cool before I was a tester. The first one was when I was a high school student and I was reading an article online that a tester for LucasArts games wrote. It was a funny “day in the life” piece, and described how he got […]

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Testers with Asperger’s Syndrome: A twinterview with Michael Drejer

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Recently, a link came my way about Aspiritech, a testing company that only hires testers with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning Autism. I’d heard of companies like this before, and was curious about the advantages and limitations of this testing approach, and about what made software testing so suited to this demographic. So I expressed some […]

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Curing fake testing with education

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There’s a plague upon the testing craft, and it’s called “fake testing”. You could also call it “ineffective testing”. Here’s James Bach’s guide to faking a test project. I believe fake testing is generally practiced by testers who just don’t know any better. We can’t really blame them. Most testers “fall in” to the profession. […]