Yesterday marked Grace Hopper's 107th birthday. She was one of the first computer programmers and is famous for spotting the first ever bug (a moth to be precise). My question is, did the bug come first which then lead to testers doing testing or was it other way round? I think testers came first otherwise the bug would have never been 'raised'. You need someone (i.e. a tester) to identify an issue or a problem which can then be confirmed as a bug (or something else like a new feature!).
I have two NEWS items:
1st) I will be leading a workshop in May 2014 at Test Bash 3 about being creative as a tester and visualising the testing which can help with test planning and design as well as reporting. More details here: http://www.ministryoftesting.com/training-events/be-creative-a-visual-testing-workshop/
2nd) The 1st draft of the Cartoon Tester book is nearly ready. You can follow the progress here: https://leanpub.com/thecartoontester
3rd) This isn't news, but don't forget to follow The Cartoon Tester Facebook page :) https://www.facebook.com/cartoontester
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Thursday, 31 October 2013
... In case anyone thought they could build perfect software... please don't get me started with defect prevention :)
I'm off to EuroSTAR next week. The conference has become a highlight for me in the testing calendar, it will be my fourth year attending. I'm looking forward to catching up with friends and meeting new ones. I'll be running a workshop on Visual Testing, here are the details: http://www.eurostarconferences.com/conferences/session/464/visual-testing
Thursday, 17 October 2013
I really like the thisisindexed.com site which makes fun of some things and tries to make sense of others using simple graphs and illustrations.
Recently I was reminded of the site by reading 'Explore It' by Elisabeth Hendrickson as she used one of the graphs to help describe exploratory testing. This triggered me to create some simple and slightly quirky testing graphs of my own. See below, what do you think?
As a testing exercise, it would be great if you could draw one or two graphs or illustrations, take a photo of it and either uploaded to twitter with hash tag #testindex or uploaded it to the cartoon tester Facebook page.
Go on, it would make you think about testing which is never a bad thing (especially if you’re a tester!).