This September, I will be giving a talk at the KWSQA Targeting Quality conference, and then in November, I’ll be doing a presentation at AtomicCon (the internal conference and getaway that our company arranges every other year). I also write a blog post here every 40 days, helping our marketing goals by “sharing the pain” […]
I have a variety of machines for running tests: my trusty MacBook Air, a Win10 laptop, a Chromebook, several models of iPhones, and various flavors of Android. And I have VMWare if I need to spin up some VMs for an exotic combination of IE and Windows. So I should be covered. I thought so…but then I […]
At Atomic, we’re doing a great job of taking on and training up new grads to be excellent developers through our Accelerator program. I recently gave a talk to introduce them to some testing concepts and quality attributes that they should be thinking about in their work.
Imagine you’re a food critic. You go to a restaurant and eat three courses; your review the next day says simply: “I did not get food poisoning.”
This weekend, I managed to hang the terminal at the supermarket checkout. After entering my customer loyalty number, I had to enter my PIN and then press The Green Button.
It’s the start of a new year and time to start planning out your schedule and goals for the year. Going to a conference could well be one of them, so here are a few tips to help you choose a good one.
One of the many tests that I often do is a consistency test. It’s something that’s really hard to automate, and testing for it can unearth different sorts of problems, six of which I’ll detail in this post.
I recently travelled to Kitchener, Canada, to speak at Targeting Quality 2016, a great little conference with a good range of speakers and topics. Going to conferences is a good way to learn and expand your network, and if you go to one as a speaker, there are a few more benefits –besides the obvious […]
I play Words with Friends, but since I use the free version, I have to put up with ads after every move. Annoying–but that’s what I expect if I’m playing for “free.” Sometimes, I see this error: In my opinion, this is far more annoying than the adverts. No, I am not going to rotate […]
Three years ago, I wrote a Spin Post about overcoming shyness at conferences. Now three years later, I just finished speaking at GLSEC 2016—my first public presentation. The talk seemed to go well; I got some good feedback and have been accepted at another conference, Targeting Quality, to talk again.