What are testers?

I’m often asked what I do for a living, and when I tell them I am a software tester I do wonder if they think it is an easy job that any idiot can do. Well, good testers are certainly not idiots and are an essential part of any software development team. I think I’m…… Continue reading What are testers?

Using Selenium

Using Selenium

There’s an increasing need to use automation to assist with our testing. We are about to launch into developing a huge, new system that interacts with all sorts of existing systems. This is an off-the-shelf application (which will require limited testing itself) which is to replace some existing systems, expand the capability of current users…… Continue reading Using Selenium

LeadingAnswers: Leadership and Agile Project Management Blog: Big Agile, the Route Less Travelled

Agile methods have been found to be extremely effective when used correctly. A reasonable reaction to witnessing any great performance in an organization is to demand more of it. So a tremendous amount of time, effort and resources have been expended over the last few years on scaling agile for the enterprise with all the…… Continue reading LeadingAnswers: Leadership and Agile Project Management Blog: Big Agile, the Route Less Travelled

The Testing Planet

My job requires me to test. I like to test – puzzles intrigue me and I love digging around in an application looking for ways to break it. I don’t blog about it much but I’m a software tester. I’ve previously described myself as a “systems tester”, and this is true too as all the…… Continue reading The Testing Planet