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Month: March 2016

Broken windows (fences) theory alive and well…

Broken windows (fences) theory alive and well…

It’s Easter weekend, and whilst looking out of my kitchen window at our front garden fence, I came to the conclusion that it’s going to need a total rebuild. Let me give you a bit of history. We moved into this house in 2008, and the wooden fence was already in place around the front lawn (we’re on a corner plot). Over the years it’s weathered and gets a fair amount of abuse from passers by, small kids learning to ride…

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Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 3

Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 3

Continued from Part 2 Last coffee break before the end and the trawl back on the m25 back home! Talk 9 – Smart algorithms: Are we ready for this – Bill Matthews Bill Matthews coming up, someone who I’ve known for a while and always has really in testing insights into all things testing. “Smart algorithms – are we ready for this?” Bill talks about his experiences with machine learning and how prolific and accessible it is and how this…

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Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 2

Live blog from Testbash 2016 part 2

continued from Part 1 Right that’s better, refuelled and ready to go for the pre lunch session of talks! Talk 3 – A pairing experiment – Katrina Clokie Katrina, all the way from NZ! Wow that’s a long way, is here to talk to us about pair testing, something I very much believe in and have seen work to very good effect, but something that not many testers do. Cool, experiential report and she starts with “once upon a time…”,…

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Live blog from Testbash 2016

Live blog from Testbash 2016

I’ve seen many people over the years do a live blog at conferences, so figured I might as well give it a go. I’m hoping it will help me to actually listen to what’s being said, rather than just hearing it. The story so far… Yesterday was the start of Testbash for me and many others. Workshop day! My day started off by learning how to do 10minute test strategies with Bill Matthews and Pekka Marjamaki. A really interesting workshop…

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