Bruce McLeod and I have just launched our new podcast, Testcast. In episode 1 we talk about automation, testing communities, the famous parking calculator tool and finally answer the age old question – just what is purple box testing? Listen to it over at Testcast.net.
In case I haven’t spruiked it enough yet, we’re currently looking for a new tester here at Campaign Monitor. From previous hiring experience, I know that it’s tough work to find a good tester, especially here in Australia. Writing job descriptions is something I’ve always found a bit difficult. Luckily, this time around I’ve had […]
2010 was a pretty big year for me as a tester. Actually, I’m not going to be shy about this – it was a pretty big year for me in all respects. I’ll tell you a story. Chapter 1: The mentor When I first started work at Campaign Monitor in 2009, I was the only […]
Happy new year all! The latest issue of The Testing Planet features an article written by myself and Campaign Monitor colleague James Martin, entitled Dash Dash Evolution. It’s a story of our experiences using low-tech dashboards as a method of reporting. Since writing it, we’re still evolving our reporting methods, so I’d love to hear […]
UPDATE: Due to a conflict with The Race That Stops A Nation, this has been moved to Tuesday 9 November. We all had a good time at the last meetup, so let’s do it again! Come have a drink and talk testing with some fellow test geeks. When: Tuesday 9 November 2010, 6.30pm Where: Red Oak […]
Marlena, James and I have been meeting up about once a week to drink beer and talk testing. It’s way fun, and sometimes educational! So if you’re a tester and you are in Sydney on Tuesday 21st September, then for Pete’s sake, come along and join us! It’s just an informal meetup to meet your […]
Yesterday I did my first weekend testing session. Weekend testing is an event where a group of testers hop onto Skype on the weekend to do some testing-related activity and talk about it. Collaborative learning! Very geeky, very fun. I really have to give a big thanks to Marlena Compton for organising weekend testing for […]
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Yep, I did it again, I changed the name of the blog. Hopefully it’s the last name change. I just thought “scary tester” was a bit negative, and I’m not really a scary person, so now it’s “purple box testing”. You know – white box, black box, grey box – well they’re all pretty bland […]
A few articles I’ve come across lately that are a good read: When NOT to fix bugs: Hard-assed Bug Fixin’ – Joel Spolsky What makes a good tester: Hallmarks of a Good Tester – Michael Hunter What makes testers different: It’s different in Test – Harry Robinson